Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions set forth obligations applicable to persons attending, and parents/carers of children attending, “The Boys To The Bush Programs” organised by the company Boys To the Bush Ltd (ABN 87 617 085) (Boys To The Bush). All participants and parents/carers of child participants must read these Terms and Conditions carefully before participating in, or allowing their child/ward to participate in, the Boys To The Bush Programs. By participating in, or allowing a chid/ward to participate in, the Boys To The Bush Program, the relevant participant or parent/carer of the relevant child participant will be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions.

General commitments

1          People of any age and gender can participate in a Boys To The Bush Program. However, we note that certain Programs are organised, and designed for, particular age brackets and/or genders only.

2          The language spoken in the Program is English, so a basic knowledge is a pre­ requisite. By accepting these Terms and Conditions you confirm your ability, or the ability of your child/ward, to have sufficient language skills for participation in Boys To The Bush Programs.

3          The Program directors reserve the right, at their discretion, to withdraw any participant whose influence or actions are deemed by the director to be unsatisfactory, dangerous or incompatible to the Program community or are in breach of the rules and policies of the Program. If this occurs, no reduction or return of fee, or any part thereof will be made. Participants, or parents/Carers of child participants, will also be responsible for any extra costs associated with returning them or their child/ward home early.

4          Participants are required to maintain the highest standard of conduct at all times. Using profanity, disparaging language, physical violence or threats during participation in Boys To The Bush Programs is strictly prohibited. Program rules and instructions of Boys To The Bush staff must be followed at all times.

5          By accepting these Terms and Conditions, the participant, or the parent/carer of the participant, confirms that they or their child/ward has permission to participate in all Program activities, Program trips, special outings planned and supervised by Boys To The Bush.

6          Participants or parents/Carers give permission for themselves or their children/wards to be photographed during participation in Boys To The Bush Programs for Boys To The Bush advertising and promotional purposes.

7          The copyright of all photography appearing on our brochures or websites belongs to Boys To The Bush. No reproduction may be made without prior permission from the Boys To The Bush Board.

8          In the event that a parent/carer cannot be reached in time in an emergency when a child is under Boys To The Bush supervision, the parent/carer gives permission to the physician selected by Boys To The Bush to hospitalise, secure proper treatment for, and/or order injections, anaesthesia, or surgery for the child as needed.

9          All prescription medicine provided by a licensed doctor must be turned into the Program staff upon arrival with instructions in English. This will be dispensed by Program staff only.  It is important that Boys To The Bush is informed of any and all special conditions of a participant (for example, any medical conditions) before the commencement of any Boys To The Bush Program.  Without this information, Boys To The Bush may not be able to appropriately prepare and/or respond to an incident involving that participant.

10        Should a program be cancelled by Boys To The Bush for any reason (such as Covid 19 imposed regulations) a full refund will be offered, or credit given, for an alternative program.

11        All participants’ personal belongings are their own responsibility, unless loss or damage is proven to be due to Boys to the Bush negligence. Expensive or personally sentimental items such as jewellery, designer clothes or shoes, electronics etc., should not be brought to the Program.

12        All participants at Boys To The Bush Programs are prohibited from bringing or using all tobacco products, alcohol and other drugs of any kind.

13        Participants, as well as parents/carers of participants, agree to support the Boys To The Bush Program by abiding, and encouraging child participants to abide, by the highest standards of positive conduct. They will discuss constructive concerns, if any, regarding the Boys To The Bush Program, staff behaviour or company policies with Boys To The Bush Management.

14        Participants, and parents/carers of participants, agree to pay for any property damage caused directly, or indirectly, as a result of their action or the action of their child/ward.

15        Parents/Carers agree to communicate any specific information regarding their child/ward that will assist Program staff in working with that child. Information surrounding behaviour triggers, health concerns, allergies and dietary requirements must be communicated to Boys To The Bush prior to the Program.

16        Participants, and parents / carers of participants, understand that Boys To The Bush does not have personal accident insurance cover for themselves or their child/ward. If a participant is injured as a result of an accident during the Boys To The Bush Program, all medical treatment and other costs associated with such injury are the responsibility of the participant or the parent/carer of the participant.

17        By registering for any Boys To The Bush services, you confirm that you are the correct account holder and, in the case of parents/carers of participants, the legal guardian of the child(ren) whom you are enrolling. In providing additional contacts on your account, you confirm they are authorised by you, the account holder, to access the accounts for which you have registered, the information you have successively provided and any information that you add to your online profile in the future.

18        Participants, and parents / carers of participants, acknowledge that the Boys To The Bush Program (including all activities run by Boys To the Bush) may involve participants engaging in “dangerous recreational activity” (as defined in the Civil Liability Act 2002) and that they do so at their own risk.  The risks involved in participating in the Boys To The Bush Program include, without limitation, the risk of injuring oneself or being injured by others and the risk of injury or sickness from weather events and the environment.  As the Boys To The Bush Program may be run in remote locations, away from nearby medical or emergency personnel or facilities, it may take longer to respond to any incident that may occur on the Boys To The Bush Program.

19        Participants, and parents / carers on behalf of their child/ward, release Boys to the Bush and its employees and volunteers from liability for any personal injury that they or their child/ward may experience from participating in the Boys To The Bush Program.  Participants, and parents / carers of participants, agree to indemnify Boys To The Bush and each of its employees and volunteers from and against all claims and losses incurred or suffered by Boys To The Bush and each of its employees and volunteers in connection with any personal injury experienced by themselves or their child/ward from participation in the Boys To The Bush Program. However, this release and indemnity does not apply to any personal injury deliberately caused by Boys To The Bush.

Fees/refunds policy

20        AII cancellations before or up to 4 weeks prior to Program begin date, can transfer their registration to any available Program at no charge.

21        Up to 4 weeks prior to Program: Participants, or parents/carers of participants, receive a full refund minus a $90 processing/administration fee

22        2-4 Weeks prior to Program: Participants, or parents/carers of participants, receive a 50% refund minus a $90 processing/administration fee

23        13 days to Program Beginning Date: No refunds will be given.

24        Should a participant withdraw prior to the Program at any stage Boys To The Bush will endeavour to have the position replaced. If a suitable replacement can be organized a full refund (minus $90 processing/administration fee) may be given.

25        Where participants, or parents/carers of participants, are responsible for any costs associated with themselves or their child/ward (including any fees to participate in the Boys to the Bush Program), such costs will be notified to the participant or the parent/carer of the participant in writing from Boys To The Bush. Where the participant or the parent/carer of the participant does not pay these costs, Boys To The Bush may engage debt collection services and/or commence legal proceedings against the participant or parent/carer of the participant to recover these amounts.