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Award Office Bronze Expedition - 2021

(Please see "Date Claimer" below for other possible expeditions run by the Award Office.)

The Queensland State Award Operating Authority (AOA) will be facilitating an overnight Adventurous Journey Expedition in South East Qld during the upcoming Easter school holidays. This journey will suit Bronze level Duke of Ed Award participants and Bridge Level 2 participants.

This AJ is to support the Award Community by :

  1. Targeting those young people with limited choices for their AJ. The office receives notifications regularly about award participants who may e.g. have shifted school, moved to Qld from interstate, or who missed the adventurous journey (AJ) organised by their Award Centre for whatever reason.
  1. Offering an opportunity for Adult volunteers currently undergoing outdoor leader training to participate in hands-on expeditioning under the guidance of outdoor Adventurous Journey Supervisor/s (AJS).


Bridge Level 2 + Bronze Award Adventurous Journey details:

·         Mode of travel:          BUSHWALK Expedition

·         Date:                            Saturday and Sunday 10th and 11th April 2021

·         Venue:                         Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk

·         Facilitator:                  Qld AOA staff

·         Award Level:              Bridge Award Level 2 and Bronze Award participants. This AJ can be either a practice OR a qualifying journey for Bronze Award participants.

·         Cost:                            Free to attend, participants to organise their own food, hiking gear, and transport to and from the venue


Training Events prior to the journey:

·         Preparation and training prior to the journey is to be managed by every participant’s Award Leader.

·         There will be a teleconference for all involved after school on Wednesday 24th March 3.30 – 5.00pm


Please note that numbers are limited and preference will be given on a first in basis to participants assessed as having limited options to participate in an adventurous journey with their own Award Centre.

If you are an interested Award participant or adult volunteer please email the AOA at by Tuesday 23rd March 2021.

* The AOA does not have any expedition equipment. All participants will be asked to BYO their own bushwalking gear, or borrow what they need locally. Please discuss with the AOA if you require support with this.

Outward Bound (Sydney)

Check out the email that was sent this year for camps that they are offering in Sydney.

Outdoor Educational Environment Centres

The State Award Operating Authority has funded six Outdoor Environmental Education Centres (OEECs) to offer subsidised adventurous journeys accessible to all Award Units across Queensland. New Award Units in particular are encouraged to access this opportunity, which supports completion of the adventurous journey component of the Award for your participants.

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Please contact the OEEC directly or as outlined above if you want to book an adventurous journey.  Note that most centres are busy and will book out quickly.

For further information involving these opportunities please contact Kate Harrison at the Queensland SAOA via

Southern Cross Yachting

We run weekend sailing courses every weekend on Moreton Bay which are ideal for 14 – 18 year old students working towards Duke of Edinburgh. The courses are held on board our 40’yachts with an accredited RYA sailing instructor running the course. The weekend courses are live aboard with a maximum of 5 students on board with the instructor. The courses commence at 9am on Saturday and return at 4pm on Sunday and include meals and accommodation on board and night sailing


At the end of the weekend the students will all receive an RYA log book which can be used at any RYA school though out the world to log miles towards RYA certificates. For those who may be interested in a career in sailing this can eventually lead to an RYA Yachtmaster which is a commercial qualification here in Australia and Europe.


The students will complete certificates accredited by the internationally recognised Royal Yachting Association. For beginners a RYA Start Yachting certificate is awarded at the completion of a weekend course. For those who wish to continue another 2 weekends will result in an RYA Competent Crew certificate.

Some continue on and do a theory course which includes navigation, safety, weather and tides and then do another 3 weekends to complete a RYA Day Skipper certificate.

We can offer the students the special price of $550/weekend or $1440 if they book for 3 weekends.

Southern Cross Yachting

East Coast Marina

570 Royal Esplanade

PO Box 5138

Manly 4179




ph 07 3396 4100

fax 07 3396 9598

See our website at for details of all our courses, course dates and charter yachts.

South Passage Sailing Expedition

Contact: Jacqui Winwood

Queensland's Tall Ship

PO Box 5114  Manly  QLD 4179
Tel: (07) 3893 3777     Fax: (07) 3893 3822    Mob: 0407 737 748 

Please also have a look at the following link to see a "South Passage" Voyage in action!

Exploration-style Duke of Edinburgh Adventurous Journeys with Wild Mob

Contact: Tim O'Reilly 
Mobile: +61 (0)439 247 619
Phone: +61 (0)7 3369 9665
2 / 249 Coronation Drive, PO Box 1724, Milton QLD 4064, Australia

For more information on what WildMob is doing this year then click on this link:
Check out the flyer below from the WildMob