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Great Southern Centre For Outdoor Recreation Excellence

Great Southern Centre For Outdoor Recreation Excellence

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About Us

GSCORE is a not-for-profit organisation established to promote the growth and development of the outdoor recreation industry in the Great Southern region of Western Australia.

We aim to create a vibrant and sustainable outdoor recreation sector through the provision of innovative training, business support and strategic planning services. A flourishing outdoor recreation sector has significant economic and health benefits for rural and regional communities. It plays an important role in attracting and retaining a skilled workforce; it provides training and career pathways for youth and indigenous people; and it attracts visitors and associated tourism investment.

Broadly defined, outdoor recreation includes outdoor education (primary to tertiary); individual or group-based active recreation and leisure pursuits that take place in a natural setting; nature-based and adventure tourism; and nature-based active wellness therapies.

Our Activities

  • Product Development - Supporting the development of new and existing outdoor recreation events, programs, products, and services.
  • Promotion - Assisting with the marketing of the Great Southern as a destination for outdoor recreation activities & events.
  • Business Support - Providing a forum to showcase innovation and best practice and encourage the adoption of innovative practices and solutions amongst outdoor recreation operators. 
  • Training - Establishing and promoting specialist tertiary training and education programs to enhance the quality of outdoor recreation products and services.
  • Advocacy - Working with government at all levels to ensure that the interests of the outdoor recreation industry in the Great Southern are represented in public decision-making processes.
  • Research - Undertaking and publishing original research into issues of importance to the outdoor recreation industry.

GSCORE is a joint initiative of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, the Great Southern Development Commission, and the Albany Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It has been partially funded through Royalties for Regions for a three-year implementation phase (2017-2020).

Quick Facts About The Region

Great Southern Centre For Outdoor Recreation Excellence is located in the suburb of Albany, the council of Albany and the federal electorate of O'connor.