Bushcraft Survival Australia offers courses to suit all levels of experience, from the novice to the advanced, from those new to the bush and the outdoors to the seasoned outdoorsman.

From basic through to advanced, our courses equip you with practical outdoor self reliance skills that can be used and adapted to suit a range of different environments.


Gordon Dedman Instructing CoursesOur courses are conducted entirely in natural surroundings from an outdoor expedition style base camp, providing an empowering re-connection with nature.

Our courses are both rewarding and demanding and introduce you to the world of bushcraft and wilderness survival in a comprehensive way, starting with the basics and learning to use modern skills and equipment. Gradually we wean you off that modern equipment and progressively introduce traditional skills and natural resources into your repertoire until finally in the advanced stages, you are left with nothing but the knowledge in your head and what you find around you.

Our curriculum and syllabus has been carefully designed to introduce you to a wide range of knowledge and applicable modern and traditional survival and bushcraft skills.

Learn this essential knowledge and these valuable skills in the friendly atmosphere of our outdoor campfire classroom where each skill is carefully explained and then demonstrated by our highly trained instructors and teachers before you practice and hone the technique for yourself.

As each new skill is acquired, we will help you to apply it and gradually build upon what you have already learned, providing you with improved self-confidence in the outdoors and your becoming more self-reliant.

Upcoming courses

Date Location Course
8 - 10 September 2017 Sydney NSW Basic Bushcraft Survival Course (3 Days)
27 - 29 October 2017 Coffs Coast NSW Basic Bushcraft Survival Course (3 Days)



The Basic Bushcraft Survival Course is run at both our NSW and NT locations and is conducted in natural surroundings from an outdoor expedition style base camp. The outdoor campfire classroom provides an enlightening immersion into nature, helping our students to re-connect with the natural world on their journey to becoming more self-reliant. The outdoor setting provides a wonderful wilderness experience.

All course locations have parking available and are ‘reasonably’ accessible via public transport.

Specific directions of where and how to meet, along with a full and complete equipment list of what to bring will be provided once your booking is confirmed.

Please click on the buttons on the left for more information about Locations and Equipment.