Why choose us?
GAS is a well established name in Outdoor Education and Tourism, recently achieving their 6th consecutive year of excellence and an inclusion in Trip Advisor’s Hall of Fame. Starting small in the field of disability support 2 years ago, now GAS's programs have grown to 55% of their core business in 2019. So far we've provided support with people through assistance from the NDIS, TAC, Amnesty House, Victoria Police, Legacy and other private funding. With new staff on board in 2020 GAS is excited to announce there will be more opportunities for people of all abilities to adventure outdoors set to roll out. Further details will be provided soon.
In 2018 we also gained accredition by QIP/Quality Innovation Performance against the Human Service Standards, they said:
“Client and stakeholder feedback indicates that GAS is held in high esteem as a provider of adventure experiences, and provides a respectful tailored program.” - QIP
Outdoor Life (Adults)
A weekly social group where every week brings a new adventure (short walks, site seeing, picnic or BBQ lunch, various outdoor locations), More details...
Friday 9:30am-3:30pm (weekly)
Ride Club (Adults & Youth)
Bike fitness and mountain bike skill development. Ride local bike paths and mountain bike trails. BYO bike. (GAS bikes available on request).
Wednesday (Adults), Saturday (Youth), both 9:30am - 1:30pm weekly
Outdoor Club (Youth)
After school adventure club that always includes nature, adventure and group fun, More details...
Rock Climbing> Monday's 4:30pm- 6:30pm (During School terms)
Mt Biking> Wednesday 4pm- 6:30pm (Term 1 & 4)
1:1 Individual Adventure Support
Adventure guiding, instruction and/or assistance to participate in outdoor recreation, More details...
Equine Assisted Adventures
Basic horsemanship, adventure packages and mindfulness with horses, More details...
Mondays and Saturday by appointment> CURRENTLY ON-HOLD.
Adventure Based Counselling
Individual or group counselling that also includes nature connection, physical activity and an element of adventure, More details...
School Holiday Programs
Fun filled days adventuring in the outdoors. All children welcome. Beginner to expert catered for. Focus on skill development, fun and social inclusion, More details...
Accessing GAS programs.
Shoot us an email or give us a call.
- Your name
- Contact details
- Support needs
Contact: Shelley on 0407 746 980
Need extra assistance? Enlist the help of a local advocate.
Other languages: If you need an interpreter, please call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) on 131 450 and ask them to telephone GAS on 0407 746 980. Our business hours are 9am – 5.00pm.
Program Costs: NDIS line-items/prices
|Core Support Items:||*Price|
|0125... Access community, social and rec activities- standard- weekdays daytime - TTP 1:1||$56.81/hr|
|0125... Access community, social and rec activities- standard- Saturday daytime - TTP 1:1||$78.14/hr|
|0136... Group activities in the community- standard- weekdays daytime - TTP 1:2||$31.81/hr|
|0136... Group activities in the community- standard- Saturdays daytime - TTP 1:2||$43.76/hr|
|0136... Group activities in the community- standard- weekdays daytime - TTP 1:5||$16.82/hr|
|0136... Group activities in the community- standard- Saturdays daytime - TTP 1:5||$23.13/hr|
|Capacity Building Support Items:|
|0126... Personal Training||$56.89/hr|
|0128... Individual Counselling||$156.16/hr|
|0128... Group Counselling (1:3)||$52.05/hr|
*These are from the 2019-2020 Price Guide/support catalogue, valid from 1 July 2019.
*These are dependent on the participant's level of support required to actively participate as well as ensuring safety and wellbeing. Contact us if you only qualify for other support items, we can do others.
Who are the instructors?
Jeremy & Shelley Wright are a husband and wife team. Both are Prep–12 qualified teachers, registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT), they have many years experience guiding groups and individuals in the outdoors...read more in About Us
Notably, Jeremy taught and coordinated the Outdoor & Environmental Studies program at Christian College for 12 years before starting GAS in 2013.
Shelley has worked in education, mental health, disability, youth work and counselling and in addition to a Teaching degree has a Masters degree in Experiential Learning & Development/ Bush Adventure Therapy and a 2nd Masters degree in Counselling... read more about her and other instructors in About Us
GAS Charter of Rights and Responsibilities
- Have full information about service options and freedom to make your own choices.
- Have access to nature and a range of outdoor adventure pursuits.
- To receive a written plan/agreement regarding services provided.
- Reliable, coordinated, safe, high quality services which are appropriate to your needs, goals, interests and wishes.
- Being treated with dignity and respect and without discrimination, abuse, harassment or neglect.
- Have support that is respectful of you that builds on your individual strengths and interests.
- Respect for your cultural and religious practices, and to keep the language of your choice, without discrimination.
- To be provided with culturally safe services that recognize and respond to the particular needs of your diverse, cultural, linguistic and religious background.
- Personal privacy. Access to personal files held by GAS
- To provide feedback and complain and to take action to resolve disputes.
- To have access to an advocate.
- To be free from fear of repercussions for taking action to obtain your rights.
- Personal independence.
- To contribute to setting goals and planning activities.
- To ask questions if you are unsure about services or strategies.
- To provide feedback about services and supports, and if you have a concern, to raise it with GAS staff or managemetn.
- To pay for services provided.
- To treat others with courtesy and respect, including social media use.
- To respect the privacy and confidentially of others in verbal conversations and on social media.
- Where appropriate, to accept personal responsibility for your actions and choices.
Feedback, complaints and disputes
If the Participant wishes to give the Provider feedback, the Participant can talk to Jeremy Wright (GAS owner) on 0499 217 990.
If the Participant is not happy with the provision of supports and wishes to make a complaint, the Participant can talk to (above contact) or fill out a Feedback/Complaint Form in the enrolment pack.
Love the outdoors? …want to work for a new and very different disability service in Geelong?
Casual positions are available for disability support workers, to work alongside facilitators on adventure based programs. Must be flexible with availability, including weekends and out-of-business hours.
- Must be fit and active
- Love the outdoors
- Friendly & easy going
- Have initiative and be able to think on your feet
- Level 2 First Aid
- Cert IV in Disability (or equivalent)
- Have experience in disability and activities like hiking, mountain biking, climbing, etc, preferred.
Or call Jeremy on 0499 217 990