Bushwalking Australia has been advised of the establishment of a national project to develop a set of Australian Adventure Activity Standards (AAAS) to replace the existing state-based Adventure Activity Standards (AAS).
Bill Gehling from Walking SA is Bushwalking Australia’s representative on this matter and has been advocating the Bushwalking Australia policy summarised as:
Bushwalking Australia’s policy is that the proposed National Bushwalking AAAS must specifically exclude applicability to non-commercial users such as volunteer-run recreational groups including bushwalking clubs and groups of private individuals undertaking recreational adventure activities.
For further details please refer to bushwalkingaustralia.org/overview/policies
Bushwalking Australia hold their annual conference in November and Walking SA will be attending representing the South Australian bushwalking community. If you have matters you would like us to raise please contact the office.