Out Doors Inc. works closely with Health Providers who would like to refer their participant to our adventure and recreation programs for better mental health.

These include Support Workers, General Practitioners, Psychiatrists, Psychologists and more.

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1. Referral Process

2. Eligibility (NDIS, non-NDIS and Seniors)

3. Agency Services

4. Success Stories

How do I Refer a Participant to Out Doors?

1. Find out if the participant is eligible.

Out Doors Inc. participants are eligible to attend our services under the following funding streams. Click here for full eligibility criteria.

    1. NDIS Participants (16-64)
    2. Non-NDIS Participants (16-64)
    3. Seniors (65+)

2. Make sure we’re the right fit for your participant.

Book your participant in for a New Participant Information Session to make sure Out Doors is the right service for them. Please note, this is optional. If you and your participant are comfortable with the information on the website, they can proceed directly to an Intake Assessment.

3. Book an Intake Assessment.

Call or email us to book an in-person Intake Assessment at our office. Participants need to complete the forms below and bring them to their appointment:

    1. Participant Information and Medical Form. Download here. (Please note Part 2 of this form needs to be signed by the participant’s GP/Psychiatrist/Psychologist.)
    2. Expression of Interest Form. Download here. (Have a look at our upcoming programs and let us know what programs your participant is interested in attending.)
      PLUS, if your participant has an NDIS Plan, you’ll also need to:

    3. Generate a quote with our NDIS Fee Calculator. Click here. Participants need to bring a printed, signed copy to their Intake Assessment.
    4. Participants are required to sign a Service Agreement with Out Doors based on the quote and goals within their NDIS Plan. This is completed at the Intake Assessment.

4. Accept our invitation.

If your participant is suitable for our services and we’re suitable for them, they will be invited to their first program. This generally happens on the day of their Intake Assessment if all the required information has been completed. If there is any outstanding information, the participant will receive their invite once this has been provided.

5. Join us outdoors!

Your participant can go on their first Out Doors program. We can’t wait to see them there.

Note: All new or returning participants (who have not engaged with our services for more than 12 months) are required to participate in a 1-day activity followed by an overnight activity before progressing to multi-overnight programs.

To view our Participant Handbook, visit our ‘Policies and Statements‘ page.


NDIS Participants (16-64)

Out Doors is a registered NDIS Provider (#4050002688).

Participants who have an NDIS Plan are eligible to attend an Out Doors program.

If you (or your client) are on an NDIS plan, you can use our NDIS Fee Calculator to get a quote in a few easy steps by clicking here.

Alternatively, you can download a copy of Out Doors Weekday NDIS Fee Schedule by clicking here, and the Weekend NDIS Fee Schedule by clicking here.

Non-NDIS Participants (16-64)

Participants who do not have an NDIS Plan can access Out Doors services under our Planned Respite funding. The eligibility criteria for this funding stream is the participant must:

  • be aged 16 – 64

  • have an informal carer

  • have a diagnosed mental health issue

  • live in the North or Eastern Metropolitan Regions of Melbourne

Seniors (65+)

Seniors who have an NDIS Plan are eligible to attend an Out Doors program.

Seniors who do not have an NDIS Plan can access Out Doors services under our Seniors Health Promotion funding stream. Eligible participants must:

  • be 65+

  • be at risk or living with a mental health issue

  • live in the North or Western Metropolitan Regions of Melbourne

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Want to learn more about referring a participant?

Agency Services

Out Doors is committed to working in partnership with other agencies to plan and develop programs that meet the needs of their consumers.

The complexity and length of the program depend on the ability of the group and individual goals. Out Doors can offer agencies day programs as well as sequential and overnight activities.

Out Doors has more than 30 years’ experience working with various cultural groups and communities, specialising in education and skill development in a social, practical, and less structured environment. Our programs improve learning outcomes as well as the overall wellbeing of people who are vulnerable and in need of support.

For further information on our Agency Services, please contact us.

Success Stories