Ern Halliday Recreation Camp

Ern Halliday Recreation Camp is a special place where Western Australians of all ages can participate in unique and exciting outdoor recreation activities within the Perth metropolitan area.

Whether it is the conquest of the first abseil, the team success on the Jacobs Ladder or tunnelling through the Cave, it will be an experience and an adventure always remembered. 

The experience

Ern Halliday is more than a physical site available for group bookings. It is a special place where people of all ages can share in unique activities in an isolated living environment. Whether it’s the conquest of the first abseil, the team success of finding the 'lost pilot' or the wonderful feeling of sharing a camp-fire with new friends, Ern Halliday will be a rewarding experience.

Ern Halliday lake near the flying fox

The location

Ern Halliday is located on Whitfords Avenue, Hillarys, approximately 1.5km north of the Hillarys Marina. The site is identified in most roadmaps and is situated between Flinders Avenue and Angove Drive. If walking from Hillarys Marina, an underpass connects the camp to Whitfords Beach and an extensive network of dual use pathways. 

Sanctuary in the suburbs

This exciting camping complex is located on the beach in the northern suburb of Hillarys, Perth. The complex has three large dormitory camps, a picnic and tent campsite and one of the largest range of adventure programs in WA. Set within by 28 hectares of natural bush, this camp really is your "Sanctuary in the Suburbs".

Map

Ern Halliday Map

Accommodation

Ern Halliday offers a wide range of accommodation areas, meeting facilities and dining areas for all group types and budgets. It’s separated into five distinct areas that include: Commodore, Spinnaker, Port and Starboard, Windmill and the Cardinal Meeting Hall.

Recreation programs

There are 22 distinct recreation programs with an additional range of program variations, training packages, workplace adventures, custom programs, self–directed activities and holiday programs.

Camp staff

The Ern Halliday Recreation Camp is administered through the Department of Sport and Recreation. The Camp Management team consists of:

Brett Poole
Manager
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Ben Walton
Operations Manager
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Steve Morup
Accommodation Officer
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Matthew Jackson
Senior Program Coordinator
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Matthew Grace
Program Coordinator
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Stephanie Brunton 
Program Coordinator
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Ern Halliday staff

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 and upkeep the camp buildings and grounds.

Department of Education and Training (DET) guidelines

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

Inclusivity

Ern Halliday Recreation Camp strives to be inclusive through programs and its facilities. All accommodation and dining areas, excluding the Spinnaker living area and Windmill area, provide wheelchair access and ablutions suitable for wheelchair use. Any group requiring special requirements need to arrange a site tour before booking the facility to ensure the site is suitable. This can be arranged through the camp. Many of our programs can also be modified to include all participants.

Beach safety

Ern Halliday management strongly recommend that all groups intending to use the beach book qualified aquatics supervisors 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.

Kayak paddlers in the ocean

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Department is a licensed operator of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in WA. Ern Halliday runs Bronze Level Expeditions that comprises of a one day pre training day plus two days of expedition. This satisfies the Adventurous Journey component of the Bronze award for participants aged from 14–25.

The Bronze level expedition provides opportunities for participants to demonstrate enterprise, work as a member of a team, respond to challenges, develop self-reliance, develop leadership skills, recognise strengths and weaknesses of self and others, make decisions and accept the consequences, plan and execute a task and reflect on personal performance.

The cost for the Bronze level Duke of Edinburgh Expedition plus training is kept to a minimum fee. For more information regarding the event or for registration details please call Ben Walton on 08 9492 9790 or email ben.walton@dsr.wa.gov.au.

More information

Ern Halliday Recreation Camp

Whitfords Avenue, Hillarys WA 6025
PO Box 80 Hillarys WA 6923
Telephone 08 9492 9788
Facsimile 08 9402 3422
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Emergency and urgent matters only
Mobile 0417 948 816

Camps bookings office

246 Vincent Street, Leederville WA 6007
PO Box 329 Leederville WA 6903
Telephone 08 9492 9999
Facsimile 08 9492 9711
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