Outdoor Educators' Association of South Australia


The Outdoor Educators Association of South Australia (OEASA) is the peak body representing Outdoor Education in South Australia.

OEASA aims to:

  • Promote the development of Outdoor Education in South Australia
  • Represent Outdoor Educators on issues and matters concerning the use of the outdoors
  • Maintain the professional development of personnel working in the area of Outdoor Education
  • Maintain, support and develop the role of Outdoor Educators in South Australia
  • Promote the professional interchange of information between members and other related organisations through conferences, meetings, seminars and publications
  • Promote a philosophy of environmental awareness, preservation, conservation and positive attitudes towards the use of the outdoor environment
  • Act in an advisory capacity to the community, government and non-government agencies.

OEASA supports the following national ethical guidelines for outdoor educators:

  • The Outdoor Educator will fulfil his/her duty of care
  • The Outdoor Educator will provide a supportive and appropriate learning environment
  • The Outdoor Educator will develop his/her professionalism
  • The Outdoor Educator will ensure his/her practice is culturally and environmentally sensitive.



All South Australian educators involved in outdoor education are invited to join OEASA.

OEASA offers basic membership, full individual membership and school/corporate/organisation membership.

Membership benefits include:

  • e-News updates
  • Outdoor News (four per year)
  • Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education (two per year)
  • Professional development support
  • Member discounts
  • Affiliation to other State Associations via the Outdoor Council of Australia and Outdoor Education Australia