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Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp

Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp is located on the Darling Scarp alongside the picturesque Bickley Reservoir, 25km from Perth.

Bickley ReservoirThe camp offers dormitory accommodation for up to 72 people, tent camping for 50 people and a day use area for up to 100 people. Our facilities, equipment and programs are ideal for school, corporate, sporting, church, youth, family and community groups wishing to experience a variety of recreational and educational opportunities.

The natural bush setting means you can choose from a diverse range of outdoor activities including abseiling, flying fox, low and high ropes, climbing wall, leap of faith, crate climb, canoeing, raft making, orienteering, initiative games, search and rescue, mountain biking and swimming.

Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp is also ideal for field studies, music camps, retreats, leadership and professional development camps.

Our professionally trained staff can design and organise the right recreational experiences for your camp, function or professional development day.

Your stay at Bickley


Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp was officially opened on 3 June 1945 by the Minister of Education and Social Services, Hon John Tonkin MLA. Through the National Fitness Council's desire to promote healthy recreation for youth, Bickley was established.

The original buildings consisted of a lecture hut, kitchen, store and shower blocks. The campers were accommodated in tents. Many of the state's youth groups were involved in developing Bickley to what it is today. These included Boy Scouts, Girl Guides, YMCA, YWCA and various church groups.

Camp staff

Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp is administered through the Department of Sport and Recreation. The camp management team consists of:

Aaron Bertram

Aaron Bertram
Telephone (08) 9492 9782
Mobile 0427 477 955
Email Aaron

David Hall

David Hall
Assistant Manager
Telephone (08) 9492 9781
Email David

Bernadette Bennett

Bernadette Bennett
Program Coordinator
Telephone (08) 9492 9783
Email Bernadette

There is a dedicated team of highly-qualified outdoor instructors who deliver and facilitate our adventure programs, together with a facilities and cleaning team who maintain the camp.

Your bush adventure camp

The experience

Bickley's unique bush location provides an ideal escape from the city and provides the opportunity to experience the bush without travelling too far. A wide variety of adventure and leisure activities are available to create your unique experience.

Department of Education and Training (DET)

Most adventure recreation programs at Bickley meet or exceed the DET procedures and guidelines for outdoor pursuits. In consideration of specific environments at the site, variations from the DET procedures and guidelines exist to increase safety.

NOTE: Bickley management strongly recommend that all groups intending on swimming in Bickley Reservoir book qualified life savers through the camp for water safety. All groups should check with their governing bodies to make sure that their water safety is in accordance with official procedures. Swimming is not available all year round. Please contact the camp for further information.

Management and Insurance

Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp, under the management of the Department of Sport and Recreation, provide public liability insurance within the framework of its accommodation and programs.

The location

Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp is located on Hardinge Road, Orange Grove east of Tonkin Highway in the South East Metropolitan Region of Perth, Western Australia. It is accessible by road.   

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Contact information

Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp

nullAaron Bertram
nullAddress: Hardinge Road ORANGE GROVE WA 6109
nullTelephone: 08 9492 9781
nullFacsimile: 08 9459 6432
nullMobile: 0429 115 723

Administration and Bookings

nullCamps Bookings
nullAddress: 246 Vincent Street LEEDERVILLE WA 6007
nullAddress: PO Box 329 LEEDERVILLE WA 6903
nullTelephone: 08 9492 9999
nullFacsimile: 08 9492 9711

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