Applications for AV2018 are now open.  Head to to register now. AV2018 is being held from 2 – 13 January 2018.  Costs are listed below, and all information about expeditions and activities can be found on the AV2018 website. When you register you will need to list your preferences for which expedition you want to partake in, everyone that attends the full Venture will need to preference and attend an expedition. Allocations for expeditions is based on a first in first served basis, so the longer you delay registering and submitting your application form the greater the chance that your preferred expedition will be full.  Do not risk missing out on something that you are super keen to do, register now.

  If BHQ Approved prior to 1/8/2017 If BHQ Approved on or after 1/8/2017
  Venturers Adults Venturers Adults
Venture Fee* $1,125     $795 $1,275     $945
Contingent Fee $210 $210 $210 $210
Contingent Pre-Venture Tour Fee (optional) $520 $520 $520 $520
Expedition Fee Depending on Expedition preference and allocation
TOTAL $1,855 $1,525 $2,055 $1,675


AV2018 is being held in Petrie, Queensland (just 30 minutes north of Brisbane) and the expeditions will be held throughout South East Queensland.  Expeditions will range from hiking to relaxing and range in prices to appeal to and accommodate all participants.  All members of Queensland Branch need to register as part of the Queensland Contingent, which means that in addition to the Venture Fee and Expedition Fee you will be required to pay the Contingent Fee.

Queensland Contingent is also offering participants the opportunity to partake in a Pre-Venture Tour which commences on 29 December 2017. The Pre-Venture Tour will be based on the Tweed River and will take in the sights of northern New South Wales.  Some amazing activities have been planned for the Pre-Venture tour including a New Year’s Eve Party. The Pre-Venture tour is being limited to 100 Venturer Scouts so make sure you indicate your intention to attend the Pre-Venture Tour when you complete your application form.

All information and updates can be found on the AV2018 Qld Contingent Facebook page, the AV2018 Facebook page, the AV2018 website or by emailing  If you are running an event and would like some promotional material, please contact me on the above email address and I will arrange this for you.  I look forward to seeing you all at AV2018.

I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas.  I have enjoyed working with you in 2016 and we have definitely made an impact into the lives of the Venturer Scouts that we lead.  Please enjoy the holiday period and I look forward to working with everyone in 2017.

Chris Dunne
Branch Commissioner Venturer Scouts
AV2018 Queensland Contingent Leader.