Our Vision - Outdoors Great Southern

More people in the Great Southern enjoying the outdoors safely, sustainably, and responsibly.

Our 4 Strategic Pillars: These pillars guide and shape our activities

World Class Trail Hub

Trails play a significant role in attracting and retaining skilled workers and are the major driver of regional visitation

Flourishing Outdoor Recreation Industry

A prosperous and sustainable outdoor recreation sector that delivers high-quality products to domestic and international markets

Creative & Innovative Technologies

Tap into the experience economy to attract visitors and act as a catalyst for new business creation and commercialisation opportunities

Outdoor Education & Leadership Training Hub

International destination of choice for training in outdoor education, outdoor recreation, nature-based tourism, and active leadership

Our Mission:

To work collaboratively to promote and support outdoor recreation in the Great Southern.

Our Aim:

To improve the capacity and opportunity for residents and visitors to participate in outdoor activities in the Great Southern.

Our History:

Outdoors Great Southern was established as the Great Southern Centre for Outdoor Recreation Excellence (GSCORE) in 2017 as a joint initiative of the Western Australian Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC), the Great Southern Development Commission (GSDC), and the Albany Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI). We received funding from Royalties for Regions for a three-year implementation phase (2017-2020). In 2021, we adopted our new name, Outdoors Great Southern. We acknowledge the generous support of our foundation funding partners in helping to establish Outdoors Great Southern.

Our Values:

We are committed to the following values.