- 2013 Traineeships now open! - Sep 17, 2012
- Book now for 2013! - Jul 17, 2012
- Term 4 Employment is now available and filling quickly! - Jul 05, 2012
- Schools Equipment Hire now available online! - Jul 04, 2012
- Fully Catered Snowy River White Water Rafting Experience - Jul 03, 2012
- Track re-building after the Fires - Feb 24, 2012
- Bindaree & Wilderness First Aid Courses - Feb 14, 2012
- Bindaree supports Camp quality Kids - Jan 20, 2012
- Bindaree Launches New Logos - Jan 19, 2012
- Murrindindi Training Institute - Aug 01, 2011
- Grampians Flood Pictures - Jan 21, 2011
- 2011 Outdoor Education Camps - Oct 01, 2010
- White Water Rafting - Sep 30, 2010
- Happy New Year - Jan 06, 2010
- Bookings for 2010 - Oct 14, 2009
- Severe Weather Warnings for 2009 / 2010 - Aug 26, 2009
- Sequential outdoor educational programming in 2010 & beyond - Jul 27, 2009
- Help Marysville Recover - Cross Country Skiing at Lake Mountain this season - Jun 12, 2009
- Wilson Promotory re-opens in part - Apr 06, 2009
- Victorian Bushfires and Program Changes - Mar 09, 2009
- VOEA Conference Dates Announced - Feb 20, 2009
- Staff Shuffle at Bindaree HQ - Feb 26, 2009
- Bindaree Site Goes Live! - Mar 08, 2009
2013 Traineeships now open!Sep 17, 2012
Applications are now open for 2013 Traineeships!
Next year we will be providing an opportunity for 3 trainees to undertake a Diploma of Outdoor Recreation whilst working in the Outdoor Industry. The course will be run through Murrindindi Training Institute.
Please click the link below for more information about the course. http://www.murrindinditraininginstitute.org.au/11/traineeships-in-outdoor-recreation/
Opportunities are available for current Certificate IV Outdoor Recreation students who wish to upgrade to Diploma level and students who have no previous training and are interested in a career in the Outdoor Industy.
If you are interested or require some more information, please call Dave Hagel (Bindaree Staffing Manager) on (03) 9720 9896 or on Dave.Hagel@bindaree.com
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Book now for 2013!Jul 17, 2012
Places are now available for Term 1 and 2 Outdoor Education Camps in 2013!
It is only mid July and already Term 1 and 2, 2013 are filling fast! However, we still have availability throughout semester one. If you are looking to run a single or multi day Outdoor Education program then you have come to the right spot. We are flexible and willing to help you design a program that suites the aims and objectives of your school.
If you are interested in booking an Outdoor Education program for your school or require some more information, please call Monica Karim (Bindaree Outdoors Manager) on 9720 9896 or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org
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Term 4 Employment is now available and filling quickly!Jul 05, 2012
Our people make us who we are!
We are looking for passionate and qualified leaders to join our team during Term 4, 2012. If you are interested in becoming part of the Bindaree Family, then we would love to hear from you.
All Bindaree Instructors must have a minimum set of qualifications. Please click here to find out what these are.
To find out more information please contact Dave Hagel, Staffing Manager, on (03) 9720 9896 or apply with a current resume to email@example.com to top
Schools Equipment Hire now available online!Jul 04, 2012
Bindaree is happy to announce that the Schools Equipment Hire Form is now available online!
If a student or a parent of a student attending camp with Bindaree, would like to hire a Japara or Sleeping Bag please following these intructions:
- Click here to view and print the form.
- Complete this form and send it back to Bindaree by no later than two weeks prior to the commencement of camp.
Bindaree Hire also has other items for individual or group camping trips. To view a comphresive list of the items available please click here.back to top
Fully Catered Snowy River White Water Rafting ExperienceJul 03, 2012
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Track re-building after the FiresFeb 24, 2012
As we all know parts of Victoria took a battering during the Black Saturday fires.
Green connections are a volunteer organisation assisting to get our National park trails back on line.
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Bindaree & Wilderness First Aid CoursesFeb 14, 2012
To help with professional development in the industry, Bindaree has helped organise Wilderness First Aid Courses right here in Melbourne with the internationally recognised Wilderness Medical Associates.
The WFR is the desired Industry standard for the Outdoor and Recreation Industry throughout the world, and certification should be high on the agenda for everyone that works in Outdoor Education and related fields.
Please note the different Wilderness first aid courses on offer below
WAFA - Wilderness Advanced first Aid 40hr $535. 2 - 5th April 2012
WAFA - WFR Bridge/Re-cert 40hr $835. 10 - 13th April 2012
WFR - Wilderness First Responder 80hr $835. 2- 5th & 10-13th April 2012
Accom: $23 per night - if required
Food: $20 per day - if required
Location: Gilwell Park Gembrook (Dandenong rangers East of Melbourne)
Instructor: A fully qualified and experience Instructor from Wilderness Medical Associates International will be travelling form the USA/Canada to conduct the course.
Host: WMA in Australia
Sponsored by: Bindaree Outdoors 61 3 9720 9896 www.bindaree.com
Contact: David Hagel firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration: Register direct with David at Bindaree.
Deposit: $150 - WAFA/ bridge & $250 -WFR
(Contact David at Bindaree for Payment options.)
Deposit due by: Friday 9th of March 2012
Full course payment due by: 29th of March 2012
These courses are open to general public, our staff and clients. Places are strictly limited so get in there quick to secure a place!!back to top
Bindaree supports Camp quality KidsJan 20, 2012
On Wednesday Bindaree had a great day out on the Yarra River with 30 people from Camp Quality. This wonderful organisation supports Children living with cancer and their families by providing some wonderful 'fun therapy' activities to give the family some much needed recovery and fun!
As Camp quality is a self funded Charity, Bindaree were happy to donate the equipment, staffing and management of the day, whilst Bayswater Budget came on board with the donation of a 25 setaer bus to use for the day. Warramdyte Bakery also provided a great deal for lunch as a great stop along the journey to refuel.
All in all the kids and volunteers had a great day paddling canoes along the Yarra River in Warrandyte. Although a few boats swum the rapids, smiles were evident on all the faces, and the Victorian wearther gods smiled on us for a change.
If you would like to get involved with this wonderful organisation please check out their website www.campquality.org.au
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Bindaree Launches New LogosJan 19, 2012
Bindaree is excited to announce that we have a new look for 2012.
The Bindaree groups will now have seperate logos for each department, all built around the main Bindaree Group logo. This will also incorporate a colour scheme within the area of the sun, to distinguish the new arms of the business. This will be reflected in uniform also.
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Murrindindi Training InstituteAug 01, 2011
The Bindaree Group is happy to support the opening of 'The Murrindindi Training Institute' (MTI). This Industry Led organisation will be aiming to provide quality courses in Outdoor Leadership.
For more information visit the website: http://www.murrindinditraininginstitute.org.au/back to top
Grampians Flood PicturesJan 21, 2011
The Grampians have received a lot of rain in the last weeks, as has been well documented on the news. The actual damage can be well seen in these photos through Parks Victoria . (select Grampians from the park list)back to top
2011 Outdoor Education CampsOct 01, 2010
It is now that time of year to get your camp dates in for 2011. Term one and two are filling fast, but we still have some availibility. Perhaps it would be easier to run a coanoe day along the Yarra or some mountain biking at Lysterfield Lake park. Think outside the box! We are sure to be able to assist you with all of your camping requirements.back to top
White Water RaftingSep 30, 2010
It is that time of year when the snow is melting and the rivers are at their best!
Drop us a line to find out when our next adventure to the King River is going on.
A simple day trip from the city for some fun on some serious white water!
The season is short and the spots are limited so get some friends together and book your day of White Water rafting on the King river.back to top
Happy New YearJan 06, 2010
Well a very happy New Year to all!
2010 promises to be full of fun and frivolity in the Bindaree camp throughout the coming year. Regardless of your situation, inclination or group we have activities and programs to suit all interests and abilities.
Each Saturday we have our hire department on the banks of the Yarra River at Warrandyte ready to loan you a canoe to see the beautiful reaches of the upper Yarra. Not so confident, book in with a guide to assist you on your journey.
Looking for a little more adventure? Then how about joining us for a day of White Water Rafting on one of the Eastern Vicotria rivers.
Bike riding more your style? Then let us show you some wonderful mountain bike trails or lead you along some of the spectacular bike paths Melbourne has to offer. Happy to send yourself then just hire one of our bike fleet and explore in your own time.
Bindaree looks forward to being part of your adventure in 2010back to top
Bookings for 2010Oct 14, 2009
It is amazing that the year roles around so fast, but we are at that stage again where 2010 dates are filling fast for Bindaree Outdoors and the school groups that it supports. Numerous schools have already booked in their semester one programs but there are still dates available, especially early in term one. So if you are keen to get a camp up and running early in the New Year, drop us a line and we will see what we can do for you. There are some good incentives to fill our quiet weeks in February and late May. Drop us a line email@example.com to top
Severe Weather Warnings for 2009 / 2010Aug 26, 2009
As we saw earlier in the year, severe weather can have a major impact on outdoor programs within Victoria. This term relates to more than just the risk of fire within our National Parks but can be linked to extreme cold, wind, storms and excessive heat. We should prepare for more of these warnings during the remainder of this year and into the future.
The Department of Education has the power to decree that a severe weather day is in effect which means that schools should not conduct excursions or camps during this time. For single day excursions this causes a minor glitch in a days activity that may be able to be postponed to a more appropriate day. If however the day is declared during the week for a program of multiple days, it causes some interesting logistical issues with a group already in the field. Evacuating the group from its current location to one considered safer is a progression that is already adopted, often before the decree is given from the Department of Education.
All outdoor providers should have in place a system for constantly evaluating the on coming weather and be in a position to remove groups from possible hazardous areas well before the on set of severe weather. As an industry we spend our careers managing risk in the outdoors and the number one objective is the safety of the students and staff that we are leading into the great outdoors.back to top
Sequential outdoor educational programming in 2010 & beyondJul 27, 2009
As we enter the second half of 2009 it is time to begin to think about your programs for 2010. It is important that in outdoor education there is a progression of skills to allow students to gain the most from each program they encounter. To do this sequential programs need to be put in place with an understanding of the progression of skills they need to attain to reach the final program outcomes.
Bindaree outdoors is able to assist you with this progression planning with suggestions on a sequential program to suit each individual group. Now is the time to be booking for 2010 to ensure your preferred dates and locations are still available.
Contact us to see how Bindaree can assist your organisation achieve all of its outdoor goals within your budget. firstname.lastname@example.org or 9720 9896back to top
Help Marysville Recover - Cross Country Skiing at Lake Mountain this seasonJun 12, 2009
Following the devastating Black Saturday fires, the people of Marysville and nearby
With the summer heat now passed and a winter season approaching,
For many of your students, this may be their first opportunity to see and experience a snow environment. But this year, there will be a difference. Students will be able to experience first hand the aftermath of the fires, the rebuilding and determination of a town, witness the rebirth of the forest and the striking contrast between the pure white snow scape and the blackened forest. This will provide a unique experience - one that we hope will never be seen again.
The people of Marysville rely heavily on
As most accommodation in the area no longer exists this 'Snow & Ski' package will focus on a 1 day excursion to and from
Bindaree Outdoors have run ski programs (15 - 100 students) in the area for 20 years and are keen to assist the local community by bringing business back to the region. As a company, we specialise in school based programs. You can find out more about us by visiting the remainer of our website. Feel free to contact us to discover more about this 'Snow & Ski' package and costs.back to top
Wilson Promotory re-opens in partApr 06, 2009
Parks Victoria have announced the re-opening of parts of the Wilsons Promontaory National Park for the Easter holidays. Check out the link below for all of the up to date information.back to top
Victorian Bushfires and Program ChangesMar 09, 2009
The Victorian bushfires have had a devastating effect on many of the natural environments, providers and towns that are central to many outdoor education programs in
Bindaree has held discussions with all client schools for semester one to ensure that programs due to be run in affected areas could be altered or postponed to provide the same educational outcomes as were planned for the original programs. With student, client staff and Bindaree staff safety at the forefront of all decisions it is important that we still support these communities to get back on their feet and provide the foundation for rebuilding and growth.
It is important that we all look to the future and the optimum times to be running programs in various locations and environments. Bindaree will be working closely with school co-ordinators, executives and boards to find the optimum dates for programs in 2010 and beyond....
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VOEA Conference Dates AnnouncedFeb 20, 2009
The VOEA has announced the dates for the 2009 conference. They are the 28th and 29th May 2009. Click on the link below for all of the details.back to top
Staff Shuffle at Bindaree HQFeb 26, 2009
There are some familiar faces taking over new roles in 2009 within the Bindaree office.
Jarrad Laird will be working part time as Operations Assistant, so as to spend more time with his young family. He will be back on deck full time in October.
Taking over operations for the interim will be Warren (Sheepy) Sanders who steps up from a Program Manager and Training role within the company. We wish Warren all the best with this logistics position for this year.
Monica Adriaans is also on the move and has stepped into the vacated Program Manager role left by Warren. Monica spent part of last year in the field and will now take on a more senior role on regular occasions.
As always, you can contact any of the staff on the office line (03 9720 9896) and we look forward to serving you again in 2009!back to top
Bindaree Site Goes Live!Mar 08, 2009
Bindaree is excited to launch its new look website to assist in all of your outdoor needs. The new site enables you to find hire items and prices to assist in your next adventure, or let us take care of all of the details with one of our adventure packages. Thinking of a school camp, then browse our sample programs which will help unify your ideas to suit your students.
Following your selection, contact us for help designing the program to suit your needs and budget.
We look forward to seeing you in the outdoors soon......back to top