Our survival fundamentals course gives you an insight into what it takes to be a survivor. Under the guidance of an expert  instructor you will learn the core principles of survival and develop vital skills to help you take on real wilderness experiences. You will be taught how to signal for help, how to light fires without lighters or matches, how to collect water and how to build makeshift shelters.


This two day course is designed so everyone can enjoy the experience and take home some valuable knowledge and a deeper understanding of what it takes to be a survivor. This is a course everyone should attend if venturing past the urban fringes and into wilderness areas. You will then be much better prepared should something ever go wrong in one of these areas.

Based at a property just out of Taggerty, 1.5 hours from Melbourne, is a perfect location for this two day survival course. Surrounded by native bushland and located next to the Cathedral Ranges, this course is a brilliant way to escape city life and get back to basics.

Instructors will demonstrate how to light fires in traditional ways, such as friction fire lighting (rubbing two sticks together to create an ember). You will create your very own kit, which you can take home with you and practice until you have mastered this ancient skill.


Most of all you will learn valuable skills under the guidance of professional survival instructors who will expertly demonstrate each skill set and explain the process in detail. This really is a great course if you have an interest in survival subjects or have ever seen a TV show and wondered how do they do that?


Subjects usually covered

  • How to light fire without matches or lighters

  • How to build shelters

  • Water procurement

  • Various signalling methods

  • How to handle a knife safely

  • Psychology of survival: what it takes to make it out alive

  • Navigation.

  • Signalling.

  • Identification of edible flora and fauna and food collection. (Season dependant)

  • Tips on what to include in a personal survival kit.

PRICE : $450


  • Expert instructors

  • All food, tea and coffee (We do not provide lunch on the first day or snacks throughout the course. Please bring a packed lunch and your own supply of snacks)

  • All equipment and materials

  • All relevant fees

  • Tents


  • Minimum age 12 years old

  • Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult

  • You will be camping

  • Average level of fitness

  • You will not have access to showers or flushing toilets for the duration.


  • Closed toed footwear is essential for safety reasons

  • Water bottle

  • Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen

  • Comfortable clothing for the two days, please dress for the weather

  • Waterproofs if you have them

  • Sleeping bag 

  • Bowl and cutlery

  • Toiletries and personal medication

  • Head torch


We meet in the car park at Bonfire Station, lot 1 Yellow Creek Road, Taggerty, Victoria, 3714.

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