Nature Play Australia

Is an incorporated not-for-profit association established to increase the time Australian children spend in unstructured play outdoors and in nature.

Nature Play Australia’s mission is to help get more kids playing outside more often, but we know that isn’t easy in the modern technology-infused world.  The Nature Passport app is designed as a tool to help families and schools replace kids’ sedentary screen-time with playing, exploring and learning outdoors.  The app is part of a broader strategy to help families find a healthy mix of screen-time and nature play. 


Nature Play Australia recommends a three-pronged approach to healthy technology use:

  • Reduce: reducing the time your kids spend on technology, even a little bit, makes a difference

  • Replace: use active technologies (like Nature Passport) to replace sedentary technologies wherever possible

  • Balance: balance the time kids spend on sedentary technology with an equal, or greater, amount of time in active play outdoors.


Nature Passport is a free resource that supports parents, caregivers, and teachers in getting kids excited about outdoor play and learning.