Adventure Activity Standards (AAS) - Victoria


The Adventure Activity Standards are minimum standard guidelines for organisations conducting outdoor recreation activities for dependent groups, where participants have a level of dependence upon the leader. They were developed in order to help people undertake adventure activities in a manner that is safe for both participants, providers and the environment, protect providers against legal liability claims and assist providers in obtaining insurance cover.

Adventure Activity Standards are currently available for the following activities:

  • abseiling
  • artificial climbing and abseiling walls
  • bushwalking
  • canoeing and kayaking
  • challenge ropes courses
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • downhill skiing and snowboarding
  • horse riding
  • orienteering
  • overnight camping
  • rafting
  • recreational swimming
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving
  • sea kayaking
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • water skiing
  • windsurfing.

Adventure Activity Standards also provide supplementary information on legal aspects, severe weather conditions, incident reporting and food issues.

Service type

Advisory Material

Advisory material provides advice and guidance in undertaking a business.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All List of Adventure Activity Standards (Opens in new window)

Administering agency

Department of Education and Training

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

General Enquiries

Department of Education and Training

Operating address: 2 Treasury Place
East Melbourne, Victoria 3002
Mailing address: GPO BOX 4367
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Toll Free: 1800 338 663
Phone: 03 9637 2000
Website: Department of Education and Training (Opens in new window)