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Bush Adventure Therapy is a diverse field of practice combining adventure and outdoor environments with the intention to achieve therapeutic outcomes for those involved.

The Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. is a professional body for practitioners who have an interest in supporting, developing and promoting the field of Bush Adventure Therapy in Australia. The breadth of our work is guided by our intended actions document. We encourage interested persons to connect with the association and get involved in the many areas of work the association is engaged with.


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21 years on, the International Adventure Therapy Conference (IATC) returns to Australian shores. Join us in 2018 at the 8th IATC to celebrate past achievements and inspire future innovations by connecting or reconnecting to this vibrant  international community.

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Upcoming Events

Bush Adventure Therapy (BAT) 101 Queensland
Date/s: 23/10/2017 - 23/10/2017
Location: The Ship Inn, South Brisbane.

Poetry Night at the Bush Hut
Date/s: 27/10/2017 - 20/10/2017
Location: 110 Studley Park Road, Kew. The Bush Hut

Queensland Networking Event
Date/s: 26/05/2017 -
Location: Meet at the base of the Kangaroo Point cliffs for a BBQ


Recent Community News

Recent community news draws in posts and conversations from our Facebook and Twitter accounts. This news feed is offered for the purpose of sharing information amongst the bush adventure therapy community. AABAT give no guarantee as to the accuracy of information provided. It is provided as is and users are encouraged to assess its usefulness on a case by case basis.

Recent editions of AABAT eNews are available here: https://aabat.org.au/enews-archive/