Garfield North OEC is a school camp in Gippsland for the students from thirteen Victorian Government specialist schools for students with special needs.

Each year, over 400 students with a disability, as well as their teachers and other carers, attend Garfield North Outdoor Education Centre.

COVID-19 Update (October 2020)

The Garfield North Outdoor Education Centre will remain closed for term 4 at this stage, due to COVID-19 restrictions. We are currently contacting schools with term 4 bookings to discuss this further. We hope everyone is staying safe and well and we look forward to re-opening soon!

2019 Bunyip Bushfires (March 2019)

Amid an extremely large amount of damage caused by bushfires in areas including Bunyip, Garfield and Tonimbuk last March, we are very humbled and pleased to let everyone know that Garfield North Outdoor Education Centre is still standing strong! There were multiple homes and properties lost along Garfield North Road, and we definitely need to thank all the local CFA volunteers and firefighters for their help in saving our camp. The fire burnt most of the trees and shrubs surrounding the buildings (and also all our fences!), however it is wonderful to see the camp buildings, playground, fooseball court and even the minions still in perfect condition! Here are some photos of the camp during and just after the fire.




(photo courtesy of Mt Martha Fire Brigade).

We are currently in the process of rebuilding the fences surrounding the property and also making sure everything is back to normal before camps can begin again. Camps for term 2 have been cancelled until further notice. If you need more information or to make alternative bookings, please contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

2019 Annual Garfield In-Service


The 2019 Garfield North Outdoor Education Centre in-service has been postponed for term 2 due to the recent bushfires around the area. It will be rescheduled in term 3, and will be held over 3 days (dates TBC). This in-service will look at the procedures needed to plan for and successfully implement school camps in Victoria, and also provide information about camp activities and ideas you can use on your school camps. This in-service would benefit all teachers and education support staff involved in planning and conducting school camps.

Book now to secure your place! Information and enrolment forms can be downloaded here.

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Last Updated ( Thursday, 08 October 2020 22:20 )