Meet Our Foundation Partner

OEA gratefully acknowledges our Foundation Partner  — Wilderness Equipment — who has re- joined us in another two year partnership to advance outdoor education in Australia.

And our OEA Supporters

We are also highly appreciative of our OEA Supporters — Macpac — who have re-joined us for another 2 years — and Paddy Pallin — who joined us in 2018 with the aim of furthering outdoor education.

OEA is an NFP that represents and supports thousands of practising outdoor educators, teachers and organisations across Australia. We do this through volunteer staff and a modest self-funding operating budget that is boosted by sponsorship of our biennial conference.

In recent years OEA has recognised we need to do more to:

  • expand and reinforce the importance of outdoor education
  • foster the outdoor education community in Australia
  • engage digitally with our members.

To that end, we have manage  this website, a Facebook page and other initiatives and have been fortunate to welcome onboard some fantastic like-minded partners who support us in our endeavours. It is with gratitude that we thank our Foundation Sponsors. Though this partnership arrangement these organisations will be profiled on our website and Facebook page and at NOEC.

We encourage you to get behind these companies and their association with us.

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Wilderness Equipment is very pleased to participate as a Foundation Partner with OEA in this exciting initiative. For sure we appreciate this opportunity to present our products directly to an important market segment, but we are also firm believers in the value of outdoor education.

As a small family company, begun in 1977, the outdoors has been our life. It remains the source of both the energy and inspiration needed to do what we do: to create and build products we not only have complete confidence in but which we are also proud to use for our own adventures. We understand the essential role outdoor education plays in helping all young people find their sense of place in this world.  We wish Outdoor Education Australia every success in its important mission to build the high profile and recognition that outdoor ed should have in Australian secondary education.  Ian Maley, Founder 

Macpac has a proud history of innovation – designing cutting-edge gear that accompanies explorers all around the world. We’re all about getting people into the outdoors, and for over 40 years we’ve been privileged to get behind outdoor educators, guides and professionals as they inspire adventure through fitness, education and recreation.Macpac smallestWe’re excited to continue supporting Outdoor Education Australia through exclusive discounts, education-specific products and wholesale rates for school purchases through our dedicated Australian team. Chris Detmar, Macpac

PP Green blockPaddy Pallin Adventure Equipment has had a long history in providing educational facilities, private corporations and government departments such as defence, police, ambulance, fire and rescue the highest quality outdoor equipment and clothing. Paddy Pallin has values very similar to OEA and warmly support our association. We want to help promote and increase environmental sustainability, passion and knowledge for the Australian outdoors and foster younger generations to continue building their knowledge for the future. Emma Jessop, Paddy Pallin