Welcome to www.aussiesurvival.info (Based in Casterton, far west Victoria)

First six days in November - 5 day EHS course (Escape, Hide, Survive) $500 p/p

(6 days because we actually start the night before)This entry level course will be a full on/realistic as possible course covering a scenario involving occupying forces and martial law. Our small group will need to go cross country to safety with no supplies (no, you can't bring your knife or fire steel), scavenging what we need on the way and evading detection and capture. Learn survival and evasion skills and also skills that will also improve your self confidence and thinking. You don't have to be awfully fit - as long as you can walk a couple of hours without a rest you will be fit enough. Sorry, I can't give you more info than this as you will need to be unprepared at the start.

I can guarantee that you will get tired, hungry, cold and sore. This year it is an entry level course for beginners as my age and lack of fitness is starting to catch up with me.

Early bookings and payment by Oct 10 essential (I have to do a lot of planning). Money back if we don't get the required 5 minimum participants. Message or email me for information and bookings by Oct 10 

Experience the real Australian bush - and no, you don't have to eat insects if you don't want to.

 Have fun with like-minded people with a bush survival course, camping or hiking in the Australian forests of far SW Victoria.

Get a group together or just come on your own.

Learn to:

  • Identify and eat bush foods of Southern Victoria 
  • Make shelter, fire and find water 
  • Test yourself and survive, or
  • Take a hiking tour following the Glenelg river from the sea to it's source, or hike parts of the famous Great SW Walk.

Or just camp over for a night or two and wake up with kookaburras.

Sure, you may at times get hungry, cold or uncomfortable on these camps, but it is worth it. I will teach you how to overcome fears and discomfort, and meanwhile have a great time learning what few others know. I will teach you things that few other courses teach, because I have actually lived it and have practical experience.

All you need to bring is yourself, any medications you need, and a change of clothes, most of the rest is supplied (you will be emailed with anything else you might need to bring.


Interested in survivalism and self-sufficiency? Why not check out The Survivalists Group of Australia: 


Real world people discussing real world situations - no zombies or Hollywood stuff here - doing real stuff together.


 Apart from my annual Escape, Hide, Survive course in November and the bushfoods weekend in January I do not organise regular courses. If you have a group and want to do a survival course just let me know and we will go from there.

PLEASE READ - Returning visitors to my website will immediately notice that I have changed some things around.

I am no longer just concentrating on survival and bushfood courses - now you get to tell me what you want to learn or do in the bush.



Maybe you would like to just learn one thing in particular like spotting and tasting native foods.

or maybe you would just like to get away for a week or two, or more, in the forest and forget about your life for a while where no-one will be able to find you.

 Tell me what you want to do or learn in the bush and I will try my best to accommodate you. No question or request is too odd.

Chances are that you will never need the wilderness skills that I teach, but all the mental skills that are the base of surviving in the bush can be invaluable to you in a city setting, or in any part of your life.

Learn to think, and not panic when confronted with any emergency situation in your life. This is where the skills that I teach can save your life, or at least make things easier for you.

While learning invaluable lessons on survival you will also be cooking on a campfire (regulations permitting depending on the time of year), skills competitions with your fellow trainees, and having fun.

The climate here is mild so you are not thrown in the 'deep end', and all equipment is supplied. All you need to bring is a change of clothes, any medications you need, and your sense of humour.

  Courses and camping experiences for everyone

Courses and camping experiences are rated from 1 to 4 depending on how difficult or uncomfortable they are.

1 - Learn to enjoy camping or short hikes in an easy experience. Tents supplied. Toilet facilities.

2 - A little more challenging - no toilets, more activity

3 - Experience nature, learn survival skills - maybe get cold and wet or hungry.

4 - Challenging survival activities. Test your limits.

See wild animals in their native habitat, enjoy nature at it's best and check out a great part of this country off the tourist routes. Cook over a campfire.

Fun Scenarios

Get together a group of at least 6 people and I will make up a survival scenario to play out. Real skills involved and a great pub meal at the end. Could your group find its way out of the wilderness after a plane crash with only a few items you could scrounge from the wreck before it bursts into flame? (yeah, I know, but it is fun)

Other ideas considered.

 Other ideas:

  • Hiking
  • Wilderness tours
  • Wilderness Survival Training 
  • Photography 
  • Camping
  • Native food identification
  • Learn how to live in the bush or hide

Getting too stressed? I can take you on a hike to get away from civilisation. Ask for price or check out my price page.





I spent over 20 years living in the bush - hiking, travelling, living in a tent. Unlike some other  people I teach what I have lived and what works. I have had some work hiding people in the bush while I was living there.

I am easy to get along with and flexible so don't be afraid to ask questions.