Outdoors WA continually advocates for open consultation and the improvement of policy, funding and facilities for the outdoor sector.

We welcome your voice and encourage you as a member of the outdoor community to be actively involved in these conversations.

If you would like more information or to assist with advocacy please contact us at

Consultation is currently being sought in the areas below.

Draft nature-based parks guidelines – comments sought

The Department of Local Government and Communities has commenced a review of the Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Regulations 1997 in relation to nature-based parks. Comment is being sought on the draft Nature–based parks guidelines for developers and Local Government. These guidelines are designed to assist with the approval of licences and development of future nature-based camping and caravanning areas.
Outdoors WA identifies the critical role of appropriate facilities to support the development and growth of outdoor pursuits in WA and has prepared a response here.
Further submissions are welcome, details here.

Consultation closes: 28 February 2014

Inquiry into the potential environmental contribution of recreational hunting systems

The Standing Committee on Public Administration has commenced an inquiry into recreational hunting in Western Australia

The terms of the inquiry will cover an acknowledgement of the use in other States of regulated, licensed recreational hunting systems and the potential environmental contribution made in controlling pest animals on public lands, together with the possible economic,cultural and recreational benefits to the community.
Along with inquiring into the benefits or otherwise of a similar system being adopted in WA.

The inquiry is wide ranging and a submission has been prepared to identify a number of issues that have been raised as concerns by the outdoor community if a proposal was to go ahead. Download the Outdoors WA response here.

For input E-mail to Individual responses are also encouraged to the inquiry, more details here.

Consultation closes: 28 March 2014.