Adventure Activity Standards


The Western Australian Adventure Activity Standards (AAS) identify common safe practice and are the minimum standards for the conduct of group outdoor adventure activities.



Western Australian Adventure Activity Standards are available on the new Outdoors WA website, click the link below.

  • Go to www.outdoorswa.org.au


    Planning Templates


    A series of free planning templates have been developed to assist organisations to integrate the AAS into their operations.
    AAS Emergency Response
    AAS Risk Management
    AAS Route-Site-Float Plan
    AAS Minimal Impact


    The AAS are Industry Standards.

    Each Standard has on its cover page its version number and publication date. Where a version is posted as version 1.0, for example, it means it is the first major published version. Where it is posted as version 1.1, 1.2... it means that there has been minor changes to the previously published version. Version 2.0 would be posted once a major review has been carried out


    Adventure Activity Standards reflect common safe practice as identified by the outdoor sector and benchmark the minimum industry requirements and responsibilities for organisations and leaders conducting outdoor adventure activities for commercial and non commercial groups where the participants are dependent upon the activity provider.

    The development and implementation of the AAS allows the outdoor adventure sector to demonstrate its collective integrity and agreed standards. This, in turn will provide a measure of quality for the purposes of assisting

    1. Consumers of our services to make informed choices about the services they select
    2. Training organisations to produce graduates who understand and meet industry standards
    3. Media, insurance and legal scrutineers of our industry and its members, to understand what is acceptable practice and what is not
    4. The development of sustainable use practices that consider the specific natural and cultural heritage values of an area

    The Adventure Activity Standards are aligned with the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program and the National Outdoor Leader Registration Scheme.


    To view the frequently asked questions click here.


  • The Adventure Activity Standards were developed by Technical Working Committees.

    Technical Working Committees

    The Adventure Activity Standards Quick Reference Guide Version 4 can be accessed by clicking below.

    AAS Quick Reference Guide Version 4.

    Outdoors WA has positioned a monitoring template for changes to the Adventure Activity Standards approved by the Industry Standards Panel. The template is available by clicking below.

    Progressive Summary of Changes to Published AAS

    To view the AAS Quick Reference Guide click here

    PLANNING TEMPLATES
    To view the AAS Emergency Response Template click here

    To view the AAS Risk Management Plan Template click here

    To view the AAS Route-Site-Float Template click here

    To view the AAS Minimal Impact Template click here
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