About Bushcraft Survival Australia

Bushcraft Survival Australia (BSA) is an outdoor bushcraft survival school which is dedicated to teaching genuine and authentic traditional and modern outdoor living skills through carefully designed educational courses.

Our well structured courses and workshops for Bushcraft Survival are designed to span a range of specialist knowledge and skill sets. From the priorities of basic survival, foraging for water and food, fire and shelter construction right through to natural navigation and aboriginal cooking methods. This is done while always respecting and learning from the insights provided from indigenous wisdom.

We cater to suit all levels of experience: from the novice to the experienced outdoors-man, as well as campers, fisherman, hikers, travellers, hunters, 4WD enthusiasts, bushcraft and survival enthusiasts, as well as the young and the old. In fact, anyone with a passion for the outdoors and the natural world.

Our small friendly team of experienced, well trained and passionate bushcraft teachers and survival instructors will ensure a rewarding and friendly learning environment. They provide an emphasis on teaching rather than just instruction. This provides the opportunity for real skill and knowledge acquisition and personal development.


Our Classroom

Our outdoor campfire classroom provides an empowering and enlightening immersion into nature, which helps our students to re-connect with the natural world while on their journey to becoming more self-reliant.

Established in 2016, Bushcraft Survival Australia is new to the Australian Bushcraft Survival scene. Our carefully designed bushcraft and wilderness survival courses are set in a variety of different landscapes within Australia. They range from the east coast of NSW to the top end of the Northern Territory.

Bushcraft Survival Australia is also proud to be affiliated with The Pathfinder School of the USA and Bob Cooper Outback Survival Australia.

We never know when we may be placed in a lost or stranded situation for which we have not planned. Many people do not consider ‘what could go wrong’ and are, therefore, unprepared both mentally and physically for such a situation. This, in turn, can leave them poorly equipped to deal with a challenge of this type. The better prepared people are, the less affected and vulnerable they will feel.

The skills learnt

The invaluable skills you will learn at Bushcraft Survival Australia helps to instill self-confidence and how to adapt and improvise. This might one day save your life.

However, the study of bushcraft is far more encompassing and goes well beyond survival. With minimal reliance on equipment, bushcraft is an immersion into the natural world.  These are the traditional skills and knowledge that indigenous cultures across the world have used to live successfully. And they have done it in an environmentally considerate way for thousands of years, allowing them to be self sufficient and self reliant. And you can too.

Senior Instructor & Links to our Videos

Gordon has trained at and completed numerous courses and certifications at some of the world's leading bushcraft and survival schools. He is a survival instructor in Norforce, which is an Australian Army Regional Force Surveillance Unit (RFSU). This Unit conducts long range patrols in the remote wilderness areas of Northern Australia, working closely with Aboriginal communities.

You can read more about Gordon here.