Fishability QLD formed through a partnership between “Bribie Island Boat Charters” and several smaller Community Groups over the past years, stemming back to 2013. Fishability QLD provide a range of socially inclusive fishing and outdoor recreational opportunities for people who experience disadvantage, isolation, and marginalisation.

Fishability QLD's qualified staff and dedicated volunteers, head out into Bribie Island’s Pumicestone Passage and The Runaway Bay Broadwater, on 8-12-seater BBQ boats, and compete in a friendly yearlong fishing competition called “The Boat Charters Challenge”. We also offer Health and Wellbeing Programs at both locations every Wednesday and fortnightly on Mondays. Community onshore fishing and other fishing events in varying accessible locations are also offered to participants, free of charge.

Vision

Fishability QLD envisions a community where all people, regardless of circumstance, are empowered to break through social isolation and diversity, and repair health and wellbeing.

Mission

Fishability QLD’s mission is to provide socially inclusive fishing opportunities to disadvantaged people in the community, at risk of being lonely and socially isolated. Our focus is to create healthy friendships, pathways, and enrich lives. Our motto is “Fish and Forget.”

Values

Fishability QLD operates with integrity and is committed to being:

  • Inclusive
  • Benevolent
  • Innovative

Guiding Principles

Fishability QLD believes in the power of fishing and community. Fishability QLD belongs to a community who are collectively committed to breaking social isolation. Fishability QLD recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of the land we share.

Goals and Objectives

To offer opportunities to people by providing resources to facilitate and enhance the quality of their angling and their social lives.

  • Providing staff, equipment, resources and qualified boat drivers to boost the outcomes of a better social inclusion program.
  • Providing trained and caring volunteers who meet the needs of all service users.
  • Planning, designing and delivering social inclusion programs to recognised standards that meet the needs of all service users.
  • Recognising and responding to the emerging and diverse needs of participants within the community in an inclusive and appropriate way.
  • To strive for continuous improvement of the public policy and regulatory environment that impacts on the participants experience.
  • Seeking recognition from the Queensland Government of the need and importance of social inclusion programs.