An adventure alternative in disability support

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GAS is a registered NDIS service provider, supporting all people to engage in outdoor adventure activities including mountain bike riding, rock climbing, bushwalking, skiing, canoeing, kayaking and camping. Participants can choose to work 1:1 or join a small group.


1:1 Adventure Support 

We have capacity for new 1:1 supports on most days. We look forward to adventuring with you. Flyer available here. 

Intake Process

Step 1: Complete an intake form & send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Step 2: Meet with GAS (1 hour) in-person or online.

Step 3 (Optional): 1:1 session to test out an activity/location and to get to know the GAS team. Group meet and greet (join the group just for one hour over morning or afternoon tea to see if it's a good fit for you). 

Step 4: Start in the program of your choice.

Staff Qualifications

GAS staff are highly skilled professionals with additional qualifications in adventure activities. You will meet a different GAS staff member when you do different activities, based on their qualifications and skillset. For example, in order to guide kayaking, staff must have a Flat Water Guide certification from Paddle Victoria and hold a current Community Surf Life Saving Certificate.

Staff Ratios

We run all groups at a 1:2 ratio with a minimum of 2 GAS staff.


If you are unable to meet at GAS HQ in Newtown, we can pick you up from home, just ask.

Suitability Checklist

Our goal is to be inclusive of all abilities, but to work safely in the outdoors within our capacity and scope of expertise we are unable to provide service in the following scenarios:

  • Participant requires personal care assistance
  • Participant requires specialist transportation
  • Participant requires medication to be administered
  • Participant dislikes being outdoors
  • Participant is violent
  • Participant may abscond
  • Participant has a heightened interest in fire
  • Participant is unable to attend free from alcohol/other drugs
  • Participant requires specialist assistance to communicate their needs (Behaviour Support Plan)
  • Participant requires digital assistance to communicate. (Hearing assistive technologies for example are not the target of this exclusion, rather any device that is easily damaged in the outdoors like an ipad or phone.)

Chat to us if you have questions about this list, our intention is to include, not exclude; we will do everything we can within our capacity to accommodate. 


Example Session Cost (Weekday):

1:1 Weekday 5-hour session cost (pick up from Geelong Station) 

1:1 Weekday rate: $66.45 [04_104_0125_6_1_T]

  • 5 hours of Service Delivery: $332.25
  • 20 minutes of Provider Travel: $22.15

Provider Travel Non-Labour Costs: $1/km  [04_799_0125_6_1]

  • 8km: $8.00

Activity Based Transport: $1/km [04_590_0125_6_1]

  • 50km: $50.00

(For sessions that include boats/bikes/cooking/climbing gear, add 30min Non-Face-To-Face Services $33.22 [04_104_0125_6_1_T] for the worker to prepare/pack/clean equipment.)

Total Cost: $445.62

Cost will vary to reflect accurate time and km travelled.

(Saturday rate: $93.50/hr)


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 (03) 5222 1431. Our business hours are 9am – 5pm. 

GAS Charter of Rights and Responsibilities

Participant Rights

  • 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.

Participant Responsibilities

  • 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 management.
  • 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 their worker or contact Shelley or Jeremy Wright (GAS owners) on 5222 1431.

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 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alternatively, the Participant can contact the National Disability Insurance Agency by calling 1800 800 110, visiting one of their offices in person, or visiting for further information.