Fishability QLD has witnessed, first-hand, individuals sustaining tenancies, by feeling connected to community and being involved with a group who cares for them. Our motto is “Fish and forget”. Fishability QLD is now offering fishing packages every Wednesday at Bribie Island and Gold Coast locations.  Call now to book. Emma – 0435 778510 or Shane – 0424 270 995.

Healthy exercise, and getting out there, is not a common occurrence in the lives of most people experiencing vulnerability. Fishability QLD is dedicated to breaking down the barriers of social isolation and bettering people’s lives through; skills and capacity building community access & support and outdoor fun.  “Fish and Forget”

Fishability QLD is a not for profit organisation, assisting people in the community who are at risk of social isolation and loneliness.  Our target group includes people who have a lived experience with disabilities, mental and physical health, and people who do not have access to socially inclusive activities because of factors related to their age, culture or economic circumstances.

We provide regular fishing activities that address social isolation through building a safe and respectful community that people can identify with and have a sense of belonging to.  In this environment there are many opportunities to develop and build on skills and confidence.  Outdoor recreation, health and wellbeing, physical exercise, nature and water, lots of laughter and oh….yeah fishing!  We love to fish together.

 

CALL OR EMAIL NOW TO BOOK A DATE – emma@fishabilityqld.org.au or 0435 778 510

 

UP AND COMING DATES 2021 JULY to SEPTEMBER

7/07/2021 BRIBIE ISLAND HEALTH AND WELLBEING – CLOSED 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement
15/07/2021 The Colmslie Jetty Community Fish Off JULY Colmslie Recreation Reserve (End of   Col Gardner Dr, Morningside 10:30am – 2pm CANCELLED DUE TO COVID
20/07/2021 The Bribie Island Boat Charters Challenge JULY 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 10am – 2pm 20p/p
21/07/2021 GOLD COAST HEALTH AND WELLBEING 247 Bayview St, Runaway Bay Marina Gold Coast – 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement
21/07/2021 The Bribie Island Boat Charters Challenge JULY 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 10am – 2pm 20p/p
22/07/2021 The Bribie Island Boat Charters Challenge JULY 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 10am – 2pm 20p/p
23/07/2021 The Bribie Island Boat Charters Challenge JULY 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 10am – 2pm 20p/p
28/07/2021 BRIBIE ISLAND HEALTH AND WELLBEING 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement
30/07/2021 The Bongaree Jetty Community Fish Off Bongaree Jetty (First Ave & Toorbul Streets, Bongaree) FREE
4/08/2021 GOLD COAST HEALTH AND WELLBEING 247 Bayview St, Runaway Bay Marina Gold Coast – 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement
04/08/2021 BRIBIE ISLAND HEALTH AND WELLBEING 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement
11/08/2021 BRIBIE ISLAND HEALTH AND WELLBEING 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement
12/08/2021 The Colmslie Jetty Community Fish Off AUGUST Colmslie Recreation Reserve (End of   Col Gardner Dr, Morningside 10:30am – 2pm FREE
18/08/2021 BRIBIE ISLAND HEALTH AND WELLBEING 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement
18/08/2021 GOLD COAST HEALTH AND WELLBEING 247 Bayview St, Runaway Bay Marina Gold Coast – 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement
24/08/2021 The Bribie Island Boat Charters Challenge AUGUST 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 10am – 2pm 20p/p
25/08/2021 The Bribie Island Boat Charters Challenge AUGUST 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 10am – 2pm 20p/p
26/08/2021 The Bribie Island Boat Charters Challenge AUGUST 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 10am – 2pm 20p/p
27/08/2021 The Bribie Island Boat Charters Challenge AUGUST 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 10am – 2pm 20p/p
1/09/2021 BRIBIE ISLAND HEALTH AND WELLBEING 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement
1/09/2021 GOLD COAST HEALTH AND WELLBEING 247 Bayview St, Runaway Bay Marina Gold Coast – 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement
8/09/2021 BRIBIE ISLAND HEALTH AND WELLBEING 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement
9/09/2021 The Colmslie Jetty Community Fish Off SEPTEMBER Colmslie Recreation Reserve (End of   Col Gardner Dr, Morningside 10:30am – 2pm FREE

 

 

 

Are your services only available for NDIS participants?  NO

Fishability QLD is a not for profit.  We are here to help stamp out social isolation and loneliness.

So what goes on?

                                            The Community Fish Off

The “Community Fish Off” is a FREE friendly fishing competition between participants and is held on multiple locations throughout South East QLD and the wider suburbs.  Fishability QLD’s team and volunteers gather with participants and fish off platforms and piers provided by the Brisbane City Council, Moreton Bay Regional Council and the Queensland Government – all of which have accessible facilities and no boat is required. Fishability QLD provide; lunch/drinks, fishing equipment, facilitators, bait and tackle. Often the occasion is sponsored, which allows us to host free events. We ask participants a small donation of $3 for lunch and $1 for drinks.  We don’t have EFTPOS so please bring coins.  We are happy to organise this service in your area on request.

 

The Health and Wellbeing Program

These programs are held at Spinnaker Sound and at Runaway Bay Marina every Wednesday.  People who are on self and plan managed packages, can book on every Wednesday at both locations.  Each participant is charged 5.5hrs at the standard weekday NDIS rate.  If you aren’t receiving any support, you can still call to book on.  We are a not for profit organisation, dedicated to including everyone regardless of your social circumstances.  We support you to drive your own boats and gain new skills.  Training for your boat licence is also an option for interested players.  TIME: 9:30am to 3pm

 

SELF AND PLAN MANAGED NDIS PARTICIPANTS – 5.5hrs at the standard weekday rates NON-NDIS PARTICIPANTS WELCOME – Fishability QLD provides all items and services which includes;
·        Fishing Equipment (Boating opportunities, Rods, Tackle, Bait)
·        Facilitation and varying workshops.
·        Boat Supports/Skipper Supports/Support workers/Volunteers
PARTICPANTS – If people are booked on to these outings and fail to give 48hrs notice to cancel, then participants will be charged for the full amount of 5.5hrs at the standard weekday rate.  No charges will be applied if the event is cancelled due to weather conditions.

 

The Boat Charters Challenge

“The Boat Charters Fishing Challenge”, is yearlong program held every 6 weeks at Bribie Island Boat Charters Spinnaker Sound Marina. Qualified team members and volunteers venture out with participants into the Pumicestone Passage and Gold Coast Broadwater, on 8 to 12-seater BBQ boats, to compete in a year-long fishing competition with an End of Year Awards celebration!  The cost to participants is $20p/p and we can invoice people on the NDIS.  Fishability QLD provides fishing equipment, facilitators, support/volunteers, bait and tackle.  We support you to drive your own boat.  10am – 2-30pm

PARTICIPANTS – $20 p/p – Fishability QLD provides all items and services which includes;
·        Fishing Equipment (Rods, Tackle, Bait) NOTE:  The Community Fish Off Events offer a BBQ lunch/drinks/fruit.
·        Boating and fishing for up to 4hrs or Fishing platform activity set up with equipment and facilitation services.
·        Boat Supports/Skipper Supports/Support worker
·        PARTICPANTS – $20p/p (Organisations failing to give 48 hrs notice to cancel, will be charged a $100 cancellation Fee.  THIS DOES NOT APPLY IF CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS)  Individuals are not required to pay for cancellations if attending on a Wednesday’s Individuals Day)

 

The services Fishability QLD offer are equitable and priced for all parties regardless of your NDIS status.  The events these costs apply to are – “The Boat Charters Challenge” and “The Community Fish Off”, which is held monthly at different locations advertised on our website.  .  The boats seat up to 8-12 people and include; Wheelchair access, toilets, BBQ facilities, drinking water, first aid equipment, life jackets, seating and shelter.  Proudly supported by the Vincent Fair Fax Foundation and the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

 

 

Fishability QLD Inc. Service Agreement Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How, when and where you would like your supports and services to be provided?
    A. Participants accessing our programs and events, meet at pre-arranged times, suitable to participants and organisations, and depart between the hours of 9am and 11am and fish for up to 4hrs.  Boats can be taken independently by organisations and participants who prefer autonomy as these boats DO NOT require a boat licence, or participants can access the use of our friendly support workers and volunteers, provide skipper supports and facilitate the activity/workshops.  We support you to drive your own boat.  We keep you safe and educate you about maritime safety.Q. How can I secure a booking?
    A.  Participants are expected to make a secured commitment and need to pre-book upon each occurrence.  There is a capacity cap due to popularity and demand, so it is suggested you secure your bookings early to ensure a seat.  Email – info@fishabilityqld.org.au – PH 0435 778 510
  2. What happens if I have secured a booking but can’t make it on the day?
    A. 48hrs notice to cancel is required if participants are unable to attend or fail to meet their booking obligation. If this notice is not provided, participants will be charged at the arranged price of 5.5hrs at the standard weekday rate. For the $20 boat charters challenge, located at Bribie Island, organisations can book for an  entire season to secure their teams booking.  If 48hrs notice is not given prior to cancellation a fee of $100 (per group booking) will be charged to cover our expenses. NOTE: If the event is cancelled due to weather conditions, these charges do not apply. 
  3. When and how your service agreement will be reviewed.
    A. Service agreements will be reviewed annually.
  4. How problems or issues that may arise will be handled?
    A. Any incidents that may take place upon service delivery will be registered on an incident report and in line with our policies and procedures. Fishability QLD Inc. has a concise and thorough risk assessment policy which is in line with industry standards.  All parties involved in an incident or issue will be given the option of a debriefing follow up session to ensure there is no further action required.  Fishability QLD does not intervene with support workers duties and leave all support work decisions up to the organisation’s representatives.  Fishability QLD aims to provide safe and responsible service delivery at all times.  First aiders and trained support staff are always onsite, with the additional bonus of the VMR/emergency services being local in all areas.

 

I,   ………………………………………………………………………………………………

Understand and agree to the terms and conditions stated in this service agreement.

DATE:

FULL NAME:

ADDRESS:

PHONE:

PLAN MANAGER OR INVOICING ADDRESS:

SIGNATURE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bribie Island Boat Charters Challenge

The Boat Charters Challenge”, is yearlong program held every 4 weeks at Bribie Island Boat Charters Spinnaker Sound Marina, sponsored by the Vincent Fair Fax Foundation. Fishability QLD venture out with participants into the Pumicestone Passage on 8 to 12-seater BBQ boats, to compete in a year-long fishing competition with an End of Year Awards celebration! The cost to participants is $20p/p. Fishability QLD provides fishing equipment, facilitators, volunteers, bait and tackle all you need to bring is food for the day.


For Bookings and enquiries please contact Fishability QLD on 0435 778 510

The Community Fish-Off

The “Community Fish-Off “is a great opportunity to meet new people, build on skills and capacity and of course go fishing. The CFO’s are held on multiple locations throughout Brisbane and the wider suburbs. Fishability QLD’s team host socially fishing events from platforms and piers provided by the Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government – all of which have accessible facilities and no boat is required.

Due to successfully partnering with the Brisbane City Council through the Health and Physical Activities Grant, and the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, we now also have more opportunities to go fishing. Call now to book. You will need to call ahead for these events, to book your fishing equipment if you require it, which is at no cost.
Ask about booking through your NDIS plan. Below are our 2021 Dates until JUNE

2021 Community Fish Off Dates –

MAY – THURSDAY 13TH @ COLMSLIE RECREATION RESERVE 10:30 – 2PM FREE
JUNE – THURSDAY 17TH @ HORNIBROOK JETTY 10:30 – 2PM FREE

EVENTS ARE MADE POSSIBLE BY THE SUPPORT OF THE VINCENT FAIRFAX FOUNDATION, THE MORETON BAY REGIONAL COUNCIL, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES & BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL)

One on One NDIS Fishing Packages

 

Call now on 0435 778 510 to book your fishing trip.  Locations for the boat trips are at; 9 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound, Marina Sandstone Point and now at Runaway Bay Marina – 247 Bayview St, Hollywell.  Call now to find out times and dates if you are self or plan managed.