Celebrate the Great Aussie Camp Out on

Saturday 8 October 2016

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Campsite Organisers

Why take part?

The Great Aussie Camp Out (GACO) is an ideal opportunity to:

  • Connect with the local community
  • Raise the profile of your organisation to families and the local community
  • Support and participate in an annual outdoor event in Australia
  • Provide a way for people to:
  • Experience camping and have fun
  • Connect with the nature and the outdoors

What options are there?

Which ever option you choose, you are taking part in GACO, the biggest camping event in Australia!

  1. Register your campsite at the GACO website and promote to potential participants, or
  2. Register an event that you will be hosting on the day, or
  3. Simply register those clients who happen to be at your site on the day

What are the responsibilities of a campsite organiser?

  • Register your campsite at the GACO website 
  • Promote your site to potential Great Aussie Camp Out participants in your community - local newspapers, radio, posters and letterbox drops.
  • Provide a suitable area for participants to camp – consider numbers, noise, environmental damage
  • Provide a suitable water supply, toilet and rubbish collection facilities
  • Consider appropriate risk management strategies – knowledeable staff, security, emergency plans, access, first aid, bad weather ... (see GACO website for more info)
  • Consider hosting a large group meal – BBQ or camp cooking
  • Consider suitable activities for groups and families – games, singalongs, nature awareness

Need further information?

The official GACO website has a range of Info Fact Sheets and links to other useful sites.