Heart & Heritage

Outward Bound exists to empower people to discover, develop and achieve their full potential as individuals and future leaders.

Re-Imagining OBA
In June 2020, a new strategy,
‘Re-imagining OBA,’ was launched to recognise the opportunity for innovation and the need to address the impact of the bushfires and COVID-19.
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Outward Bound Australia is a member of the global association, Outward Bound International, with members currently operating in more than 30 countries.
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Patrons & Ambassadors
Longstanding relationships of patronage, ambassadorship and volunteer board members provide ongoing support and charitable engagement, helping us to achieve our mission.
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Re-Imagining OBA
Innovate
Utilise
Transform
Tell our story, widely broadly and loudly
It provides a road map for implementation of a resilient, contemporary business model, to prepare OBA for an exciting future. We plan to retain the heart and heritage of OBA, while innovating to create new adventures. Like all good plans in times of uncertainty, ‘Re-imagining OBA’ is a dynamic strategy that will continue to evolve in response to opportunities and challenges. Significant progress has been made in implementation. It is an exciting time at Outward Bound Australia.
Tell our story, widely broadly and loudly
It provides a road map for implementation of a resilient, contemporary business model, to prepare OBA for an exciting future. We plan to retain the heart and heritage of OBA, while innovating to create new adventures. Like all good plans in times of uncertainty, ‘Re-imagining OBA’ is a dynamic strategy that will continue to evolve in response to opportunities and challenges. Significant progress has been made in implementation. It is an exciting time at Outward Bound Australia.
Developed through a consultative process including industry experts, OBA community stakeholders and crew, re-imagining OBA outlines four priorities:
  • Innovate our Programs
  • Fully utilise and develop our centre at Tharwa
  • Transform our operational practices
  • Tell our story, widely broadly and loudly.
Developed through a consultative process including industry experts, OBA community stakeholders and crew, re-imagining OBA outlines four priorities:
  • Innovate our Programs
  • Fully utilise and develop our centre at Tharwa
  • Transform our operational practices
  • Tell our story, widely broadly and loudly.
Partnerships and Support
Patrons and Ambassadors
Patrons
His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) and Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley
His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) and Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley are joint patrons of Outward Bound Australia. This continues a longstanding relationship of patronage from the office of the Governor General and the Royal Family, including HRH Prince Philip who became the patron of Outward Bound Australia in 1966. Learn more about the Governor General and Mrs Hurley's patronage

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Ambassador
Dr Beau Miles
Adventurer, outdoor education expert, film maker, youtuber, book author and self-described oddball, Dr Beau Miles is an ambassador for Outward Bound Australia. From wild paddling expeditions and epic long distance bush runs to quirky backyard adventures involving woodwork, beans and whimsical thoughts, Beau’s adventures and storytelling exemplify a curious view of the human condition and the world we occupy. Beau inspires and provokes our thinking, helping to re-imagine Outward Bound and shape future adventures.

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Board Members
Voluntary Members
The Australian Outward Bound Foundation (OBA) is a not-for-profit public company limited by guarantee. OBA is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC).

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