Adventure Activity Standards

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 standards are voluntary and provide guidance for organisations when running adventure activities.

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.

Western Australian Adventure Activity Standards are available for the following outdoor adventure activities:

AAS _Quick Reference Ratio Guide V5 Jan 2014 AAS _Quick Reference Ratio Guide V5 Jan 2014 (170 KB)

AAS Abseiling V2.0 Jan 2013 AAS Abseiling V2.0 Jan 2013 (545 KB)

AAS Artificial Surfaces Climbing V2.0 Jan 2013 AAS Artificial Surfaces Climbing V2.0 Jan 2013 (523 KB)

AAS Bushwalking V3.2 Feb 2017 AAS Bushwalking V3.2 Feb 2017 (969 KB)

AAS Canoeing Kayaking Sea Kayaking V2.0 Jan 2013 AAS Canoeing Kayaking Sea Kayaking V2.0 Jan 2013 (617 KB)

AAS Canyoning V2.0 Jan 2013 AAS Canyoning V2.0 Jan 2013 (618 KB)

AAS Caving V2.0 Jan 2013 AAS Caving V2.0 Jan 2013 (546 KB)

AAS Challenge Ropes Course V2.0 Jan 2013 AAS Challenge Ropes Course V2.0 Jan 2013 (544 KB)

AAS Four Wheel Driving V3.0 Nov 2016 AAS Four Wheel Driving V3.0 Nov 2016 (756 KB)

AAS Horse Trail Riding V2.0 Jan 2013 AAS Horse Trail Riding V2.0 Jan 2013 (576 KB)

AAS Mountain Biking V2.0 Jan 2013 AAS Mountain Biking V2.0 Jan 2013 (559 KB)

AAS Rafting V2.0 Jan 2013 AAS Rafting V2.0 Jan 2013 (583 KB)

AAS Recreational SCUBA Diving V1.0 Jul 2008 AAS Recreational SCUBA Diving V1.0 Jul 2008 (232 KB)

AAS Rock Climbing V2.0 Jan 2013 AAS Rock Climbing V2.0 Jan 2013 (543 KB)

AAS Snorkelling and Wildlife Swims V1.2 Oct 2009 AAS Snorkelling and Wildlife Swims V1.2 Oct 2009 (227 KB)

AAS Surfing V2.0 Jan 2013 AAS Surfing V2.0 Jan 2013 (547 KB)

AAS Trail Bike Touring V2.0 Jan 2013 AAS Trail Bike Touring V2.0 Jan 2013 (590 KB)

Serious Adventure Report Serious Adventure Report (1584 KB)