Out Doors Inc. (Out Doors) offers a range of recreational and active outdoor programs that cater to all ages (16+), fitness & experience levels, from beginners to advanced for better mental health.

A diverse range of programs is on offer from gentle introductory activities and recreational experiences to challenging adventures. Our programs focus on an individual’s ability and a strong emphasis is placed on choice, providing participants with the opportunity to challenge themselves at a level with which they feel comfortable. Programs assist participants to regain confidence and reconnect with their communities. Participants are supported to build positive social connections and access nature-based activities for better mental health.

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1. What Happens on Programs?

2. How do I Register with Out Doors?

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

4. Program Costs

5. Carer Respite

What Happens on Programs?

Out Doors’ programs range from day trips, overnight trips, multi-day trips and weekends, focused on the specific needs of people at risk or living with a mental health issue

Our staff work collaboratively with participants to ensure the program meets the specific needs of the individuals and goals of the group, giving participants a sense of ownership over their programs. Activities include:

  • Bushwalking
  • Canoeing
  • Rafting
  • Surfing
  • Cross-country Skiing
  • Mountain bike riding
  • Rock climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Creative programs like bush art and drumming
  • and more

How do I Register with Out Doors?

1. Find out if you’re eligible for funding.

Use our simple eligibility quiz to see if you qualify for NDIS or State Government funding.

2. Book your free intake assessment.

A button will appear under the eligibility quiz if your answers indicate you are eligible for funding. Press the button and fill out the online form to complete your booking. Alternatively, you can call us on 03 9417 2111 or email us at indoors@outdoorsinc.org.au to book your intake assessment.

Intake assessments can be held online over a video call or in-person at our office. Our Intake Coordinator will be in touch to guide you through the process prior to your appointment.

3. Join us outdoors!

Go on your first Out Doors program. We can’t wait to have you join us.

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 multiple overnight programs.

Participant Eligibility Quiz
Answer a few simple questions to see if you're eligible for funding.
Congratulations you are eligible!

Nice work! You are one step closer to joining us outdoors! The next step is to book an intake assessment. It is a simple meeting that takes around 1-hour.

Click here to book your intake meeting now!
Congratulations you are eligible!

Nice work! You are one step closer to joining us outdoors! The next step is to book an intake assessment. It is a simple meeting that takes around 1-hour.

Click here to book your intake meeting now!
Congratulations you are eligible!

Nice work! You are one step closer to joining us outdoors! The next step is to book an intake assessment. It is a simple meeting that takes around 1-hour.

Click here to book your intake meeting now!
Congratulations you are eligible!

Nice work! You are one step closer to joining us outdoors! The next step is to book an intake assessment. It is a simple meeting that takes around 1-hour.

Click here to book your intake meeting now!
Congratulations you are eligible!

Nice work! You are one step closer to joining us outdoors! The next step is to book an intake assessment. It is a simple meeting that takes around 1-hour.

Click here to book your intake meeting now!
Congratulations you are eligible!

Nice work! You are one step closer to joining us outdoors! The next step is to book an intake assessment. It is a simple meeting that takes around 1-hour.

Click here to book your intake meeting now!
Unfortunately, based on your answers you are not eligible for funding to come on our programs. You can call us on 03 9417 2111 or email us at indoors@outdoorsinc.org.au to discuss other options.
Unfortunately, based on your answers you are not eligible for funding to come on our programs. You can call us on 03 9417 2111 or email us at indoors@outdoorsinc.org.au to discuss other options.
Unfortunately, based on your answers you are not eligible for funding to come on our programs. You can call us on 03 9417 2111 or email us at indoors@outdoorsinc.org.au to discuss other options.
Unfortunately, based on your answers you are not eligible for funding to come on our programs. You can call us on 03 9417 2111 or email us at indoors@outdoorsinc.org.au to discuss other options.
Unfortunately, based on your answers you are not eligible for funding to come on our programs. You can call us on 03 9417 2111 or email us at indoors@outdoorsinc.org.au to discuss other options.
Unfortunately, based on your answers you are not eligible for funding to come on our programs. You can call us on 03 9417 2111 or email us at indoors@outdoorsinc.org.au to discuss other options.
Unfortunately, based on your answers you are not eligible for funding to come on our programs. You can call us on 03 9417 2111 or email us at indoors@outdoorsinc.org.au to discuss other options.

 

* A mental health carer is a family member, friend or supporter of a person living with this experience.

Eligibility

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 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

Program Costs

Program costs are determined by which funding stream you are eligible for and which programs you’d like to take part in.

Carer Respite

Out Doors provides planned respite services to carers, giving them the opportunity to have a short break from their caring role.

The care recipient attends Out Doors programs and is supported to build positive social connections and access nature-based activities for better mental health.

During their time away with Out Doors, the carer can focus on their own health and wellbeing knowing the care recipient is engaging in activities that are challenging and fun and within a safe setting.