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

2026

Lawrie Shem

Paddle SA

2025

Scott Polley

University of South Australia

2025

Tim Gill

South Australian Rockclimbing Education Association

2026

Mike Meredith

Outdoor Educators' Association of South Australia

2025

Rod Quintrell

Walking SA

2026

Kerry Houston

Camp Androscoggin

2026

Vacant

   

Non-committee Support

 

 

Kylie Agnew

YouthPsych / Outdoor Healthcare

 

Micha Jensen

Outdoor Educators' Association of South Australia

 

Natahlia Bates

UniSA (Communications)

 

 

Past Committee members:

2022/2023:

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

Supporters

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