About OZ Venture

What is a Venture?

Previously known as the Australian Venture or ‘AV’, Oz Venture is the premiere event for Australian Venturer Scouts!

Oz Venture provides an opportunity for all Venturer Scouts (Aged 14 – 18) to come together for an unforgettable, one in a lifetime experience. An event for crafted for Venturers, Rovers and Leaders, a Venture provides the unique opportunity to seek out new challenges, discover and develop new skills, while having adventures with Youth Members from all around the world.

With Expeditions all around the Pacific region, a Core Camp built on challenge by choice and exciting, International entertainment acts, Oz Venture is not to be missed. A Venture occurs only once every three years and are rotated between Scouts Australia Branches. Creating an event that is constantly changing and evolving. No two Ventures are ever the same!

Major Events are full of unique experiences for both our Youth and Leaders, made possible only by the spontanious, energetic environment of our camps and their activities. A Venture is a little bit different to a Jamborees, as the event consists of two major components:

The Expedition Phase – Offering various experiences away from the Venture site
The Core Phase – Offering on-site and local activities


  • Ensure clear educational outcomes
  • For our activity range to suit all budgets
  • Exciting activities for all our members
  • Accessible to everyone

what's new?

OZ Venture 2021 is the 1st Australian Venture to:

  • Offer Expeditions of varying durations
  •  Offer Expeditions outside Australia
  •  Not have a central starting location

Where is OZ Venture?

Oz Venture 2021’s Core Phase site will be located in Sydney NSW Australia. We are keeping the location a secret for now but its going to be epic! The venue will be located nearby to Wet n’ Wild & other water activities to ensure that you’re nice and cool in the summer of 2021!

When is the Venture?

Depending on your expedition your Oz Venture experience can be from 8 – 13 Days.

Expeditions have a variable start date with dates ranging from 28th December 2020 through to the 2nd January 2021. The Core Phase starts on the 5th January 2021 and ends 10th January 2021.

How Much will it Cost?

The final cost of OZ Venture will depend on several factors which will be fully disclosed at the time registration open. The final price is made up of;

  1. Your Contingent fee
  2. Price to get to your expedition start point & home from the core event
  3. The expedition you choose (from $300 – $2,000)
  4. The core event ($889 for youth, $595 for Adults)

Our aim is to deliver the best possible experience and an affordable price, excluding travel our directors are committed to deliver a Venture experience from as low as $1,200 with international experiences around the $3,000 price range.  

Expeditions & Core Activities, what's the difference?

When you think of major events in scouting most of us are familiar with a Jamboree. Unlike a Jamboree where you are in one location for the duration of the 10 day experience a Venture is split up into 2 parts, the Expedition & Core Activity.

The expedition is your chance to choose your own adventure that suites your interest. Go with a group of friends or make new ones, this is your opportunity to Get Amongst it and explore!

The Core activity is where everyone comes back from their expedition and join the main camp. A bit like a Jamboree, there is where there is awesome onsite & off site activities as well as entertainment & Venturer chill out areas.