Outdoor Education Australia builds on the work of its predecessor, the Australian Outdoor Education Council. Today OEA, through its state and territory member associations, represent thousands of practising outdoor educators, teachers and organisations across Australia. Each of its members associations nominates two people to serve on the OEA committee. The 2016 representatives are:
OEA is a member of the Outdoor Council of Australia, which represents organisations and individuals that use outdoor adventure activities for recreation, education, tourism, personal or corporate development.