Read these first
The Australian Adventure Activity Standard (AAAS) and the Core Good Practice Guide (GPG) are the overarching framework for the specific activity GPGs. The AAAS and Core GPG should be read in conjunction with the specific activity GPG.
Documents and activity GPGs
The following table lists all the documents available. It provides cross references for activities where it may not be clear which GPG it is included in.
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Activity or document name
Download or document cross reference
Australian Adventure Activity Standard (AAAS) – The standard for good practice risk and safety management of led outdoor adventure activities.
Core GPG – Guidance for common good practice for all adventure activities.
Abseiling & Climbing GPG – Guidance for abseiling, climbing and bouldering on natural and artificial surfaces.
Abseiling – abseiling on natural or artificial surfaces
Angling GPG – Guidance for terrestrial angling including wading and ocean facing rock fishing.
Bushwalking GPG – Guidance for day and overnight bushwalking and orienteering.
Camping GPG – Guidance for campsite set up, camping and cooking.
Canyoning GPG – Guidance for horizontal and vertical canyoning in wet and dry canyons.
Caving GPG – Guidance for horizontal and vertical caving.
Challenge courses GPG – Guidance for high and low challenge (ropes) courses and adventure/initiative games.
Climbing – climbing on natural or artificial surfaces
Cycling, Cycling Touring and Mountain Biking GPG – Guidance for learning to cycle, cycling, cycle touring and mountain biking.
Diving- Snorkel diving
See snorkelling GPG
Enclosed & coastal waters paddle-craft GPG – Canoeing, sit in & sit on top kayaking and stand up paddleboarding on enclosed & coastal waters.
Horse Trail Riding GPG – Routine and advanced horse trail riding.
Inland water paddle-craft GPG – Canoeing, inflatable, sit in & sit on top kayaking, rafting and stand up paddleboarding on inland waters.
Ropes courses (high and low ropes)
Sit on top kayaking
Snorkelling GPG – Snorkel swimming and snorkel diving.
Standard (Australian Adventure Activity Standard)
Stand up paddleboarding (SUP)
Traditional owner acknowledgment
The Outdoor Council of Australia and the Australian AAS Steering Committee would respectfully like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners, their Elders past, present and emerging, for the important role Indigenous people continue to play in Australia and most especially on the land and waters used for outdoor activities and recreation.