AusJourney is a Child Safe Organisation that provides a ‘one-stop shop’ for schools who need Bronze, Silver and/or Gold Adventurous Journeys for their students. Our aim is to reduce your administrative workload while providing a safe, educational and fun experience that meets and exceeds Duke of Ed Adventurous Journey requirements.

The benefits for you and your school

  • We're a registered COVID-19 Safe Business. 
  • We are flexible with dates and locations for your Adventurous Journey;
  • Comprehensive and robust risk and safety management system in excess of legislative and industry best practice requirements;
  • Private client portal to provide you with access to:
    • all our safety documentation including risk assessments for each hike, activity and campsite;
    • relevant information for your upcoming Adventurous Journey; and
    • discounts of up to 15-30% off RRP for the hire or purchase of outdoor clothing and equipment. For more information, please see our blog.
  • We provide highly trained and qualified instructors to supervise and assess your Adventurous Journey hike, who have:
    • a minimum Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation (or equivalent);
    • first aid qualifications and emergency management training;
    • working with children or vulnerable peoples check (depending on your state);
    • extensive experience coaching, supervising and assessing Adventurous Journeys; and
    • passion for the environment.
  • Our instructor to student ratio is 1:14, with a maximum of 2:24;
  • We have a Coordinator who is contactable 24/7 during your Adventurous Journey;
  • We have $10,000,000 public liability insurance;
  • We supply maps and compasses for your Adventurous Journey; and
  • Teachers attend for free.


Temporary Changes to Adventurous Journeys due to COVID-19

01 May – 31 December 2020 - To support participants during this challenging time and to encourage young people to stay active, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Australia has implemented some temporary changes to the Award requirements. 

We are excited to cater for these changes and deliver 1 day Bronze and 2 day, 1 night Silver and Gold Practice Adventurous Journeys.

Please note, all shorter practice Adventurous Journeys come with criteria that need to be considered. These are:

  • Demonstrated competence by the group throughout the hike, the environment (location) and conditions (time of year);
  • Demonstrated overnight simple self-catering/camping experience;
  • Demonstrated positive team dynamics; and
  • Approved by the Award Leader.

2020/21 School Pricing for Adventurous Journeys

 Minimum Group Cost (12 participants)Per Participant Cost
Practice Bronze Hike (1 Day)                         $1,560           $130
Practice Silver/Gold Hike (2 Days)                         $2,520           $210
Qualifying Bronze Hike (2 Days)                         $2,520           $210
Qualifying Silver Hike (3 Days)                         $3,780           $315
Qualifying Gold Hike (4 Days)                         $5,040           $420
  • All prices are inclusive of GST; and
  • Each additional participant is charged at $105 per person, per day.