About Us

Urban Descent

Super heroes abseiling building

Australia’s award-winning adventure fundraising specialists.

Urban Descent is Australia’s leading provider of adventure fundraising events that support charities and community groups across Australia.

Our mission is to provide exhilarating urban adventures that inspire and promote philanthropy, and foster community connections.  We seek courage and commitment from both individual and corporate participants to challenge themselves and make a difference in their community whilst sharing in a unique and exciting.

Our adventure fundraising events enable excited participants to take part in bucket list, money can’t buy experiences such as abseiling from city skyscrapers, zip lining across stadium fields from light towers, and swinging from iconic bridges.

Urban Descent was launched by the founder of Adventure Out Australia, Terry Hewett.  Specialising in outdoor education, Terry created Australia’s first ever charity building abseil event in 2002 and has since delivered 36 successful adventure fundraising events, raising more than $11 million for charities.

Urban Descent has a not-for-profit status with the aim of optimising the potential that adventure-fundraising holds for charities, communities and individuals.

Offering extreme challenge in an urban setting to raise funds for charity creates an intense emotional experience for participants, draws public attention to sponsors and supporters, and raises millions of dollars for the community.

“The only thing needed to triumph over loss, hardship, exploitation and violence is for good people to step up and accept the challenge” – Terry Hewett.

We are proud to have supported the following charities over the years: