Four Wheel Driving
- Tag-a-long tours – self drive convoy
- In vehicle tours – participant in a vehicle driven by tour guide
Four Wheel Driving involves traveling on unsealed, difficult or remote roads and tracks in licensed four-wheel drive vehicles.
Who Can Participate
- Open to all.
- Some Activity Providers may have additional age or height restrictions.
- Each person travelling in the vehicle has a seat belt
- The Driver is aware of the signs and symptoms of driver fatigue and takes all practical measures to ensure the safety of themselves and all passengers.
- Driver’s of vehicles must hold a current Australian/International Drivers Licence.
- Probationary/Provisional drivers are not permitted to be the Driver.
- If the group are not using an Activity Provider then safety and recovery equipment must be carried by at least one vehicle as recommended by the Australian Four Wheel Drive Driver Education website. All vehicles being used must be prepared as suggested on the above website prior to activity.
Refer to Girl Guides Australia Ratios at a Glance
Leader in Charge
- The LiC must ensure that all participants are informed of appropriate clothing and/or personal equipment prior to the activity.
- The LiC must organise and collect the ADM.27 from youth members and ADM.28 from adults. The LiC must inform the Activity Instructor of any health conditions or behaviour issues with participants.
- The LiC must have an appropriate first aid kit and emergency equipment suitable for the activity present at the activity venue.
- The LiC must ensure participants have water and food appropriate to the activity.
- The LiC is responsible for all participants when they are not participating in the activity.
Many outdoor activity centres will use in-house instructor qualifications. If you are unsure if they are accepted or alternative qualifications are held, contact your State Outdoor Activities Manager to ensure the instructor’s qualification is suitable.
Questions to be asked when looking for an Activity Provider
- The Activity Leader/Instructor is to brief all participants on safety and the care of equipment prior to the activity.
- It is suggested that the Activity Leader / Instructor provide ground training prior to the commencement of the activity if relevant.
- Obtain permission from relevant authorities for access and use of land. Examples are: National Parks, State forests and private landowners.
- The ratified activity leader/ instructor must have knowledge of the locality, facilities, and terrain and weather conditions of the area that the activity will be taking place.
- Should there be inclement weather the LiC and ratified instructor will need to negotiate whether the activity should proceed or be postponed.
- Activity Leaders/Instructors must have a first aid kit and appropriate rescue equipment readily accessible to all participants.
Notification Forms Required
For Approval – Prior to the Activity
- OUT.01 Camp/Adventure-based/Event: Notification/Application
- ADM.56B Risk Assessment Plan for Outdoor Activities Events Camps
- Activity Provider Risk Management Plan
At the Activity
- Participants are required to have completed: ADM.27 for Youth Members or ADM.28 for Adults
- ADM.24A Notification of Accident Form
- ADM.24B Notification of Incident Form
After the Activity
- OUT.03 Camp/Adventure-based/Event Report
Last Modified: 14/05/21 at 3:00 PM