Our Story


OSA was Established

Outdoor Survival Australia was established by co-founder Ian Head and two friends who saw a need in supplying quality equipment and gear to the Diving & Outdoor industries. Originally, they started with the dive brand “TECNA Torches” and later diversified, in both markets, with top end brands and brand leaders.


Ian Head Takes Over

Ian Head bought out his two retiring partners to become the sole owner of OSA Brands.

Experience More. Elevate your adventures with gear that stands the test of time.

Optimise your Australian outdoor adventures with OSA Brands, your premier source for survival equipment Down Under. We go beyond just providing essential survival gear, offering a comprehensive range of top-quality equipment to enhance every aspect of your outdoor experience.

With a legacy forged over decades, we stand as stalwarts in the active gear industry, serving as distributors of globally recognised products renowned for their high quality, purpose-driven design, and expert-level testing.

It is our commitment to enduring long-term relationships that has seen OSA Brands evolve from just supplying torches to the dive industry, to developing into a premium and well-established outdoor survival and travel company.

We are a trusted supplier of market-leading brands, ensuring unparalleled reliability with exceptional customer service.

Our company philosophy has always been to stock the best brands available in the market, backed by the best service possible. It is our mission that every customer of OSA Brands receives positive and memorable service.

Benefit from our extensive industry experience as active users, providing you with a wealth of knowledge on outdoor equipment.

Equip your adventure with the best in the industry – gear up with OSA Brands for enduring, reliable, and unforgettable outdoor experiences.


  • We commit to be a quality supplier and adviser to our valued customers.
  • Every customer we deal with will have a memorable experience and will be confident to recommend OSABrands to others.


  • Customer relationships take time to build.
  • Never put a short-term profit ahead of creating an enduring relationship with our customers and never allow a profit conflict with what is right for the customer.
  • Always give customers an excellent experience and communicate with them daily, remember to always thank them for their continued business.