Behind every participant on an Outward Bound adventure are many supporters. Supporters that may not ever meet those that have benefited from donations. Thanks to the support of many, young people are able to discover, develop and achieve their potential. Scholarship support is available through the generosity of the following supporters.

Australia Wide Scholarships

The Australian Outward Bound Development Fund

The Australian Outward Bound Development Fund (AOBDF) was established in 1999. It was founded to enable Outward Bound programs to be as accessible as possible, we provide scholarships to those who are financially, socially and geographically disadvantaged. We support young people realise their potential and contribute to building a positive society of well-rounded, resilient, responsible and adaptable, passionate and compassionate people.

AOBDF is a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) as well as being endorsed as an Income Tax Exempt Charity (ITEC) and a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR). Through the many generous donations the Australian Outward Bound Development Fund receives we are able to support individuals become accomplished and compassionate people who make a positively impact their communities and the world.

Whether your gift is $150 or $150,000, there is a place for you to connect with Outward Bound Australia.

Regional Scholarships

Mundango Charitable Trust

Supporting worthy young people from Braidwood and Tumut, NSW

Through the generous support of the Mundango Charitable Trust, worthy young people from the Braidwood and Tumut regions can apply for scholarship support. For more information contact Outward Bound Australia.

Lions International

The very first Outward Bound adventure in Australia in 1956 included young Australians sponsored by the Sydney and Lismore Lions Clubs. Lions Clubs continue to support young people around Australia to come on life changing adventures. For more information about how to apply for Lions Club scholarships contact your local Lions Club or Outward Bound for more information.

With thanks to recent contributions from Lions Club supporting young people in their community.

Canberra City


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Moss Vale


“GreaterGood has proudly been supporting Outward bound for 14 years. It has been providing young people from the Tumut and Braidwood regions with opportunities that would normally have been out of their reach.

The service Outward Bound provides has been invaluable to those who are fortunate enough to attend. The courses have aided their personal development, improved their interaction with others and provided them with life skills that will benefit them today and into the future.”

Fleur Raine – Executive Officer, Greater Good