Australian Survival Instructors

Just 1 hour drive Nth of Sydney, on the New South Wales Central Coast, Australian Survival Instructors operate Survival, Bushcraft, Primitive Survival Technology Skills, Bow Making, Blacksmithing, Bush Foods & Medicines courses. A.S.I is the most comprehensive Education facility of it’s kind in Australia. A.S.I employs a variety of qualified Bushcraft & Wilderness Survival Instructors. When you or your group book a course with A.S.I, you will not only be privileged to enjoy premium teaching standards (Kev Newton has taught Australian Special Forces), Qualified male & female Instructors (inc Ex ADF & current ABA members),  but you will also be surrounded by Rainforests, Creeks, Caves, Sandstone Escarpments and Dry Sclerophyl Eucalypt Forests.

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“Just completed the 4 day survival course, absolutely amazing experience. Instructors have amazing knowledge and teach in a way that is easy to follow, they take time to make sure you understand and provide real world experience will definitelybe back.
Highly recommend to everyone from beginners to people looking to improve their skillset.” Justin Donohoe, April 2023

“I have attended two courses now with A.S.I , soon to be three. I would highly recommend them to anyone who gets outdoors, wants to learn tradition skills or who want to gain the confidence in themselves that they will know what to do in a worst case scenario. I have been very deep in the bushcraft community for several years now and in my opinion Kevin is the very best when it comes both to primative skills and plant knowledge and for years have found myself asking him for advice. A.S.I has a great team of very knowledgeable teachers many specialise in their own areas, able to give great tips and insights on a particular subject or bushcraft as whole. Theses courses are always great to talk to and learn from the A.S.I instructors and meet like minded people interested in learning the same ancient but timeless skills. Again I can’t recommend these courses enough, you won’t regret booking it.” Charlie, June 2022

“This is real survival tactics you can’t read about in a book, or watch on you tube. You can only learn survival skills by being put in real life situations, with an experienced Instructor by your side. Thank you so much” Rick, April 2022

“This is a great course run by very knowledgeable instructors. If you want to learn how to survive in the Bush and be introduced to some primitive skills I recommend this course highly. The staff are also very friendly and accessible and they really offer a great experience.” Kevin, December 2021

“I participated in the 4 day survival course, what a valuable experience, so much information and hands on experiencepacked into those days. The team are so knowledgeable and above all kind and generous with their time. It’s so obvious they really love sharing that knowledge with those who wish to take the path back to nature. You get out what you put in and there’s something for everyone from beginners to the more advanced. I had a great time, met some wonderful like minded people and I am really looking forward to returning to A.S.I for the other courses they have on offer.” Belinda, December 2021

“I completed the 4-day “Comprehensive” Survival Course offered by ASI in April 2021. Although it was the first dedicated Survival Course I’ve done, I can’t imagine a better one. Not only do you learn an incredible amount about Survival, you also experience it as part of the course design, which is a unique and effective way to learn. All of the Instructors are knowledgeable and experts in their particular fields, passionate about what they are teaching and genuine about wanting their students to learn and enjoy themselves. I just loved the course: it was an amazing experience, one that I hope to repeat again in October when I return! Thank you ASI – Sarsha”

“A huge and humbling thank you to Kev, Maddie, Mick, Zach, Tom and Jo for an amazing 4-day adventure in outdoor skills, experience, and knowledge. I recently attended the 4 day comprehensive course and it exceeded my expectations. The highlight of the course for me was a hands-on brain tanning experience with rabbit hides led by Marvelous Maddie . I gained so much from being able to get hands-on with everything from knife sharpening, flint knapping, map and compass navigation to clay pottery. I thought the course was going to be good but walking away 4 days later with new friends, new confidence and a better ability to adapt to circumstances has renewed and reaffirmed my love of outdoor skills. This course is simply invaluable. The level of care, patience, attention to detail, and professionalism demonstrated by the instructors reveals their true passion and willingness to share in their craft. Thanks again for an amazing experience. I’ll definitely be back for more.”  Daniel Devier October 2019 4 Day Comprehensive Survival course







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“ASI is awesome. I had a fantastic time learning from Kev and Mick. The whole experience was excellent!” – Dean Rorris, February 2019

“Simply put – these guys are awesome! I did the 1 day survival skills course with Kevin & Mick, and was blown away by their knowledge, skills and respect for nature. (And they teach with such genuine passion & enthusiasm that’s it’s impossible not to have a great time!)
I was also really impressed by the total absence of “macho” energy that can accompany some survival training. ASI create a genuine teaching environment with zero gender bias – as a woman I felt 100% comfortable & can’t wait to do the longer courses with them. Thanks for an amazing day! See u soon!”  Nellie Savage, December 2018

“I went on the 4-day survival course in preparation for my expedition to paddle the length of the Nile. It was brilliant and I learnt so much that will be invaluable for my trip. The instructors are fantastic with an incredible wealth of knowledge and are so passionate about what they teach. I was amazed at how much we covered and it was a lot of fun as well as being educational. Not only does this give me more confidence as I head into my expedition, it will be so useful for any camping trips I do. Highly recommend!”  Sarah Davis – “Paddle The Nile”,  April 2018

Up Coming Courses


Sat 2nd December
2 day Longbow making course