AABAT is a professional association for practitioners and organisations who have a interest in using adventure and the outdoors to achieve therapeutic outcomes in their work. The Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. was incorporated in December 2008 following a decision that was affectionately known as the Yam Bore Manifesto, written at that year’s forum in Central Australia.

While the association itself is young, it follows practices grounded in the knowledge and wisdom of its members and has behind it a Historyof events, practice, collaboration and dedication that will enable it to provide leadership, representation and support to its members and other interested parties.

The work of the association is governed by its constitution and governance rules. The breadth of the work is described within our Intended Actions document.

This section of the website contains information about the association, its history, governance and committee.