FAQ

Q: Are the employees of The Great Aussie Bush Camp, engaged in child related employment screened for their suitability to work with Children by The Office of The Children’s Guardian?

All team members paid or unpaid, are screened through The Office of The Children’s Guardian as to their suitability to work in child related employment. This is done as per the Child Protection (Working with Children) Regulation 2013.

Q: Does The Great Aussie Bush Camp have public liability insurance?

The Great Aussie Bush Camp has current public liability insurance. Our certificate of currency is available upon request.

Q: Is there an ambulance service nearby?

The closest ambulance service in Port Stephens is Tea Gardens and Karuah which are both approximately 10 minutes from the camp. The closest ambulance service on the central coast is Terrigal and Ettalong Beach which are both approximately 10 minutes from camp.

Q: How far is the closest hospital?

The closest hospitals and medical centres to our Great Aussie Bush Camp locations are:

Tea Gardens

The Maitland Hospital and John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle are both approximately 45 minutes drive from camp.

For accidents or students that are ill and require general treatment we use the Medical Centre in Tea Gardens which is approximately 10 minutes drive from camp.

Kincumber

The Gosford Hospital is approximately 20 mins drive from camp.

For accidents or students that are ill and require general treatment we use the Medical Centre in Wyoming which is approximately 25 minutes drive from camp.

Q: Are the instructors qualified to run the activities?

Our instructors have completed the necessary assessments required to facilitate all activities and undergo a rigorous training program during the hiring process. Each instructor carries a Senior First Aid certificate and a Royal Life Saving Bronze Medallion with regards to aquatic rescues.

Q: Does the camp have access for students with disabilities?

We have provisions for wheelchair access into our accommodation facilities. Some activities can be modified so please call us to discuss any options.

Q: Are there toilets for students with disabilities?

We have toilet and bathroom facilities for students with disabilities in our amenities blocks.

Q: Can the camp organise our transport?

We offer our attending schools the option of organising their transport to and from camp and can provide a competitive quote for you upon request.

Q: What is a mess kit?

A mess kit consists of a plate, cup, knife and fork. We suggest packing plastic or melamine items as these are not easily broken or damaged. Please do not send disposable items as these are too flimsy.

Q: Can the kitchen cater for specific dietary needs?

The Great Aussie Bush Camp is aware of the potential allergic reactions some students face if exposed to certain food types and food additives. We are also mindful of the specific needs of different cultural groups. Therefore, we cater for all sorts of dietary requirements including coeliac, vegetarian, halal, lactose intolerance, anaphylaxis, severe allergies and many more.

In specific situations students may have the option of bringing their own food however please contact us to discuss this.

The Great Aussie Bush Camp is allergy aware and has a HACCAP controlled kitchen with routine inspections from health and safety officers.

Q: Is the equipment checked regularly?

All activities and equipment are inspected both internally and externally at regular intervals throughout the year to ensure our high safety standards are maintained.

Q: Is there a first aid room?

We have a first aid room and supplies on site with qualified Occupational First Aid team members. We also carry Oxygen and a Defibrillator on site for emergencies. All instructors carry a full first aid kit with them.

Q: Does The Great Aussie Bush Camp have public liability insurance?

The Great Aussie Bush Camp has current public liability insurance. Our certificate of currency is available upon request.

Q: Are the employees of The Great Aussie Bush Camp, engaged in child related employment screened for their suitability to work with Children by The Office of The Children’s Guardian?

All team members paid or unpaid, are screened through the The Office of The Children’s Guardian as to their suitability to work in child related employment. this is done as per the Child Protection (Working With Children) Regulation 2013.

Q: Are the instructors qualified to run the activities?

Our instructors have undertaken the necessary training required to facilitate all activities.

Q: Does the camp have access for students with disabilities?

We have provisions for wheelchair access into our accommodation facilities. Some activities can be modified so please call us to discuss any options.

Q: Are there toilets for students with disabilities?

We have toilets for students with disabilities in our amenities blocks.

Q: Is there a hospital nearby?

The closest hospitals to The Great Aussie Bush Camp are the Maitland Hospital and John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle. These are both approximately 50 minutes drive away from camp.

For and accidents / sick students that require general treatment, there is a Medical Centre in Tea Gardens which is 10 minutes away.

Q: Is there an ambulance service nearby?

Our closest ambulance service is in Tea Gardens and Karuah both 10 minutes from the camp.

Q: Can we organise transport?

We offer our attending schools the option of organising their transport to and from camp and can provide a competitive quote for you upon request.

Q: Is there a souvenir shop?

We have a souvenir shop that students are able to purchase items from. This is open upon your request on the last day of camp