Outdoors Queensland Award Winners Announced

Outdoors Queensland Award Winners Announced

Award winners announced at annual Awards Dinner, October 27.

Posted on 30.10.2017

On Friday October 27th, the winners of the Outdoors Queensland Awards 2017 were announced at the Outdoors Queensland Awards Dinner held at the Rydges Hotel South Bank. It was a great night – engaging conversation, stunned winners, an entertaining presentation from our guest speaker, Troy Szczurkowski; and great food.

While not all those nominated could be winners, QORF would like to acknowledge all the nominees, all the nominators, all the finalists and all the winners for the fine work you do in and for the outdoors, and for choosing to be a part of the Queensland Outdoors Awards 2017.

The winners in 2017 are:

The Queensland Government Outstanding Achievement Award (Individual)

  • Claire Bourke
  • Neil Robinson

The Brisbane City Council Outstanding Achievement Award (Organisation)
Winner: Trinity Anglican School

The K2 Basecamp Young Achiever Award
Winner: Samantha Chisholm

The Queensland Government Encouraging Participation Award
Winner: Lachlan Ryan

The Brisbane City Council Outdoor Event Award
Winner: Cuboree, Scouts Queensland

The QORF Government Achievement Award
Winner: QTopo, Dept of Natural Resources and Mines

The Nature Play QLD Nature Play Education Award
inner: Bush Kindy by the Creek, Chapel Hill Community Kindergarten

The Queensland Government Nature Play Community Award
Winner: Sun & Stars Bushcraft

The Queensland Government Award for Outdoor Places and Spaces
Winner: Adventure Alternatives


The Outdoors Queensland Distinguished Achievers Award was presented to Scouts Queensland 2017 as a consistent high achiever in outdoor recreation and in recognition of their previous award successes.

QORF thanks and acknowledges the ongoing support to the Outdoors Queensland Awards from all our sponsors: The Queensland Government, the Brisbane City CouncilK2 Basecamp and Nature Play QLD.




Have a story to tell or news to share?

Let us know by Submitting a News Story

Discover Queensland

Explore all of Queensland’s adventures.

Start Exploring

What's On



Brisbane Boat Show

The Brisbane Boat Show showcases the best Queensland’s trailer boat marine industry has to offer.
Read more



2018 Outdoors NSW Practitioners Conference

A professional development and networking opportunity
Read more



2018 Australasian Rogaining Championships

A challenging course in a beautiful part of South East Queensland
Read more

Latest News

Road Safety Strategy Failing

Cyclist fatalities increase by 80% from July 17

Read more
CityCycle bike share grows in popularity

Brisbane’s docked CityCycle scheme grows in popularity.

Read more
Australia's longest, continuous rail trail now complete

The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail - hiking, cycling and horse riding trail.

Read more

Become a member

QORF welcomes applications for new Community and Green Circle Members from organisations and individuals involved in the outdoors

Learn More