About Us

NBONSA is the peak body for nature-based outdoors organisations in South Australia.

We collaborate with people and organisations to advocate for a sustainable and inclusive nature-based sector, encouraging more South Australians to be active in the outdoors.

Our members are made up of clubs, businesses, not for profit organisations.


Our Objectives

  • undertake activities and communication that support participation in inclusive, safe and sustainable nature-based outdoor activities in South Australia
  • promote opportunities to improve the health and lifestyle of all South Australians through nature based outdoor activities
  • provide expertise, guidance and advocacy for the development and maintenance of nature based outdoor activities throughout South Australia
  • provide an avenue for communication to and from state and national bodies, government and other relevant organisations to ensure the voices of nature based outdoor organisations are heard and incorporated in all major decisions
  • provide opportunities for organisations to link together and develop common policies, actions and services such as social justice actions


The 2023/2024 elected committee are:

Committee Member

Member Organisation

Term Expires

Julie Parr

                 Active Education 2026
Ben Trewren

Operation Flinders


Justin Farrell

Baptist Care SA


Lawrie Shem

Paddle SA


Scott Polley

University of South Australia


Tim Gill

South Australian Rockclimbing Education Association


Mike Meredith

Outdoor Educators' Association of South Australia


Rod Quintrell

Walking SA


Kerry Houston

Camp Androscoggin




Non-committee Support



Kylie Agnew

YouthPsych / Outdoor Healthcare


Micha Jensen

Outdoor Educators' Association of South Australia


Natahlia Bates

UniSA (Communications)



Past Committee members:


Helen Donovan (ex-Walking SA)

Joss Rankin (Flinders University)

Lisa Murphy (Big Heart Adventures)

Nick Atkin (Operation Flinders)

Lauren Butler (Operation Flinders)


Our Constitution can be found here: Constitution 2022

Financial Members (26) March 2024


The NBONSA Code of Conduct can be found here: Code of Conduct NBONSA 2022