About Us

Australia’s #1 Experiential Learning Solution for Change Leadership


At Outback Initiatives, we've been facilitating change through experiential learning for over 20 years. Outback Initiatives is owned by Ausworks, an international human resources consultancy based in Perth, Western Australia.

We provide outcomes-based consulting, custom corporate and government training, and personal development programs designed for executives, women, youth and rural communities. Our solutions help organisations to navigate change effectively, engage stakeholders for social impact and build agile and high performing teams.

We are an accredited tour operator and award-winning small business with over 35 experienced facilitators and staff, with a proven track record for immediate and sustainable results. Over 10,000 leaders have benefited from our group experiential learning programs.


Our vision is to become one of the world’s foremost companies facilitating change leadership through experiential learning—creating positive and lasting impacts on people, organisation and their communities.


Our values drive the leadership competencies and skills we work with our clients to develop for effective and sustainable change.


We believe in providing our enterprise clients the means with which to achieve optimal performance through investment in their best asset: their people. We deliver service and value for clients seeking integrated solutions that fulfill strategic outcomes in their organisation.


Personal Development Experiential Learning Programs
Leadership & Team Development Organisational Development Consulting
Change Management Cultural and Behaviorial Assessments
Gender & Cultural Diversity Facilitation and Training
Community & Stakeholder Engagement Coaching and Mentoring


We believe in building long-term relationships with all of our clients and are privileged that many have stayed with us for over ten years or more.

Learn more about how we create impact with our clients through testimonials and case studies.


To work with us to partner with an accredited and award-winning small business owned and operated in Australia.

  • Tourism Commercial Operator License (Australian Tourism Quality Assured)
  • Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPAW) Operator License
  • 2014 Commonwealth Bank North West Metro Small Business Awards: Best Educational Services Winner
  • 2015 Commonwealth Bank North West Metro Small Business Awards: Business of the Year Winner
  • 2015 Belmont Small Business Awards: Business Woman of the Year Winner and Best Enterprise Finalist
  • 2015 Australian Small Business Champion Awards: Educational Services Finalist
  • Endorsed by adventure explorer, author and speaker Sir Ranulph Fiennes

For more information, contact us at 1300 LEADERSHIP or info@outbackin.com.au.

About Us


  • "I expanded my knowledge and awareness of myself"

    Fred Steer, Brookfield Rail Read More
  • "I loved this experience and am a massive supporter"

    Daryl D'Sousa, Australian Pork Limited Read More
  • "I will be telling others that this is the best, most effective use of a short period"

    Susan Benedyka, MD, The Regional Development Company Read More
  • "Thank you for taking on and succeeding so well with the Leadership Training Program"

    Peter Cullen Trust - Murray Darling Management Read More
  • "We have been struck by their sponanteous comments such as 'that was life changing'"

    Professor John Thwaites, Chair, Peter Cullen Trust Read More
  • "The program is based upon a tried and proven methodology"

    Tim Collins, CBH Group Read More
  • "This multi-layered experience has been the best investment of my time"

    Caroline Marshall, Crossing Point Leadership Academy Read More
  • "It was the best leadership program experience I've ever had"

    Michael Wilks, Indigenous Creek Distributors Read More
  • "It illuminated my understanding of our different behaviours and how I come across to others"

    Janette Philp, Mahogany Creed Distributors Read More
  • "I wholeheartedly recommend this program to ALL women"

    Amanda Walton, SCOOP Magazine Read More