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.

 

DATES – JANUARY to JULY 2022

(Please send private booking requests via email)

 

3/2/2022
THURSDAY
FISH AND RESPECT BLI BLI BARRA FISHING Bli Bli Water sports Complex
367 David Low Way Bli Bli   Qld   4560
Barra fishing 10am to 1.30pm
(Transport available upon request) LIMITED BOOKINGS
According to Service Agreement  
7/02/2022
MONDAY
BRIBIE ISLAND HEALTH AND WELLBEING – FISH AND RESPECT 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
9/02/2022
WEDNESDAY
BRIBIE ISLAND HEALTH AND WELLBEING – FISH AND RESPECT 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
9/02/2022
WEDNESDAY
GOLD COAST HEALTH AND WELLBEING – 247 Bayview St, Runaway Bay Marina Gold Coast – 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
14/02/2022
MONDAY
BRIBIE ISLAND HEALTH AND WELLBEING – FISH AND RESPECT 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
15/02/2022 TUESDAY GOLD COAST HEALTH AND WELLBEING – Carer’s Collective Reelin’ Event (FULLY BOOKED) 247 Bayview St, Runaway Bay Marina Gold Coast – 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
16/02/2022
WEDNESDAY
Bribie Island Boat Charters Challenge FUNDRAISING DAY ($20 day) – FISH AND RESPECT 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 10am – 2pm $20 per person (All support workers also pay)  
21/02/2022
MONDAY
BRIBIE ISLAND HEALTH AND WELLBEING – FISH AND RESPECT 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
23/02/2022
WEDNESDAY
BRIBIE ISLAND HEALTH AND WELLBEING – FISH AND RESPECT 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
23/02/2022
WEDNESDAY
GOLD COAST HEALTH AND WELLBEING 247 Bayview St, Runaway Bay Marina Gold Coast – 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
28/02/2022
MONDAY
BRIBIE ISLAND HEALTH AND WELLBEING – FISH AND RESPECT 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
7/03/2022
MONDAY
BRIBIE ISLAND HEALTH AND WELLBEING – FISH AND RESPECT 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
9/03/2022 WEDNESDAY BRIBIE ISLAND HEALTH AND WELLBEING – FISH AND RESPECT 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
09/03/2022
WEDNESDAY
GOLD COAST HEALTH AND WELLBEING 247 Bayview St, Runaway Bay Marina Gold Coast – 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
14/03/2022 MONDAY BRIBIE ISLAND HEALTH AND WELLBEING – FISH AND RESPECT 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
16/03/2022 WEDNESDAY BRIBIE ISLAND HEALTH AND WELLBEING – FISH AND RESPECT 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
21/03/2022 MONDAY BRIBIE ISLAND HEALTH AND WELLBEING – FISH AND RESPECT 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
23/03/2022
WEDNESDAY
Bribie Island Boat Charters Challenge ($20 day) – FISH AND RESPECT 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 10am – 2pm $20 per person (All support workers also pay)  
23/03/2022
WEDNESDAY
GOLD COAST HEALTH AND WELLBEING 247 Bayview St, Runaway Bay Marina Gold Coast – 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
24/03/2022
THURSDAY
BONGAREE JETTY COMMUNITY FISH OFF – FISH AND RESPECT First Ave &, Toorbul St, Bongaree QLD 4507 FREE (Bring your own chair Lunch and drinks $5 donation EFTPOS available)  
28/03/2022
MONDAY
BRIBIE ISLAND HEALTH AND WELLBEING – FISH AND RESPECT 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
30/03/2022 WEDNESDAY BRIBIE ISLAND HEALTH AND WELLBEING – FISH AND RESPECT 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
20/04/2022 WEDNESDAY BRIBIE ISLAND HEALTH AND WELLBEING – FISH AND RESPECT 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
21/04/2022 WYNNUM JETTY COMMUNITY FISH OFF 137 Wynnum Esplanade, Wynnum 10:30 – 2pm (FREE EVENT) FREE (Bring your own chair Lunch and drinks $5 donation EFTPOS available)  
27/04/2022
WEDNESDAY
Bribie Island Boat Charters Challenge FUNDRAISING DAY ($20 day) – FISH AND RESPECT 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 10am – 2pm $20 per person (All support workers also pay)  
27/04/2022 GOLD COAST HEALTH AND WELLBEING 247 Bayview St, Runaway Bay Marina Gold Coast – 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
04/05/2022 WEDNESDAY BRIBIE ISLAND HEALTH AND WELLBEING – FISH AND RESPECT 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
9/05/2022MONDAY BRIBIE ISLAND HEALTH AND WELLBEING – FISH AND RESPECT 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
11/05/2022 WEDNESDAY BRIBIE ISLAND HEALTH AND WELLBEING – FISH AND RESPECT 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
16/05/2022 WEDNESDAY GOLD COAST HEALTH AND WELLBEING 247 Bayview St, Runaway Bay Marina Gold Coast – 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
18/05/2022 WEDNESDAY Bribie Island Boat Charters Challenge FUNDRAISING DAY ($20 day) – FISH AND RESPECT 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 10am – 2pm $20 per person (All support workers also pay)  
19/05/2022 The Colmslie Recreation Reserve Community Fish Off Colmslie Recreation Reserve (End of   Col Gardner Dr, Morningside 10:30am – 2pm FREE (Bring your own chair Lunch and drinks $5 donation EFTPOS available)  
23/05/2022MONDAY BRIBIE ISLAND HEALTH AND WELLBEING – FISH AND RESPECT 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
25/05/2022 WEDNESDAY BRIBIE ISLAND HEALTH AND WELLBEING – FISH AND RESPECT 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
25/05/2022 WEDNESDAY GOLD COAST HEALTH AND WELLBEING 247 Bayview St, Runaway Bay Marina Gold Coast – 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
30/05/2022MONDAY BRIBIE ISLAND HEALTH AND WELLBEING – FISH AND RESPECT 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
1/06/2022 WEDNESDAY BRIBIE ISLAND HEALTH AND WELLBEING – FISH AND RESPECT 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
6/06/2022MONDAY BRIBIE ISLAND HEALTH AND WELLBEING – FISH AND RESPECT 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
08/06/2022 WEDNESDAY BRIBIE ISLAND HEALTH AND WELLBEING – FISH AND RESPECT 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
08/06/2022 WEDNESDAY GOLD COAST HEALTH AND WELLBEING 247 Bayview St, Runaway Bay Marina Gold Coast – 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
13/06/2022 MONDAY BRIBIE ISLAND HEALTH AND WELLBEING – FISH AND RESPECT 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
15/06/2022 WEDNESDAY BRIBIE ISLAND HEALTH AND WELLBEING – FISH AND RESPECT 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
16/06/2022
THURSDAY
The Hornibrook Jetty Community Fish Off – FISH AND RESPECT Hornibrook Bridge Fishing Platform Inlet Terrace, 4019 Clontarf 10:30am – 2pm FREE (Bring your own chair Lunch and drinks $5 donation EFTPOS available)  
20/06/2022 MONDAY BRIBIE ISLAND HEALTH AND WELLBEING – FISH AND RESPECT 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
22/06/2022 WEDNESDAY Bribie Island Boat Charters Challenge FUNDRAISING DAY ($20 day) – FISH AND RESPECT 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 10am – 2pm $20 per person (All support workers also pay)  
22/06/2022 WEDNESDAY GOLD COAST HEALTH AND WELLBEING 247 Bayview St, Runaway Bay Marina Gold Coast – 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
13/07/2022 WEDNESDAY BRIBIE ISLAND HEALTH AND WELLBEING – FISH AND RESPECT 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
18/07/2022 MONDAY BRIBIE ISLAND HEALTH AND WELLBEING – FISH AND RESPECT 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
20/07/2022 Bribie Island Boat Charters Challenge FUNDRAISING DAY ($20 day) – FISH AND RESPECT 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 10am – 2pm $20 per person (All support workers also pay)  
25/07/2022 MONDAY BRIBIE ISLAND HEALTH AND WELLBEING – FISH AND RESPECT 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  
27/07/2022 WEDNESDAY BRIBIE ISLAND HEALTH AND WELLBEING – FISH AND RESPECT 9-11 Spinnaker Drive, Spinnaker Sound Marina, Sandstone Point 9:30am to 3pm According to Service Agreement  

 

 

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 Boat Charters Challenge

These events are now officially FUNDRAISING opportunities for anyone wanting to join in and support our organisation.  For a minimum of a $20 donation, contributors can participate in an outdoor recreational boating and fishing trip as our way of saying thank you.  These events are not to be confused with our NDIS health and wellbeing programs.  The contributions are considered as donations, not service delivery income.  All receipts are made to contributors as being a donation and are claimable at tax time.  These events will be held monthly throughout the year and are dependant on financial support and sustainability.  Bookings are essential and we have limited spaces available.  Members of the public, sponsors and corporate groups are welcome to donate to this cause and do not have to attend if they wish to support and assist in the background.  You can sponsor a boat for as little as $250.  This will enable participants unable to afford the minimum donation of $20 to attend.

 

 

 

The Health and Wellbeing Programs

These programs are held on weekdays and are accessible through your NDIS package (self and plan managed – FQI is not a registered provider due to funding). Weekends are considered for private bookings only.  The locations are situated at; BRIBIE ISLAND – Spinnaker Sound Marina, and the GOLD COAST – Runaway Bay Marina.  Our qualified team of paid staff members are compassionate, supportive, and caring. We all have either recognised experience or qualifications in physical and mental ealth services.  We support you to drive your own boat, learn how to fillet and prepare your catches, and become confident in social and recreational participation.  Boat licence training is available.  We have an extensive focus in combining our support skills with our maritime safety skills.  EXTERNAL SUPPORT WORKERS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO PAY.

See our website for all current event dates.  For all booking enquiries please contact Fishability QLD on 0435 778 510

 

 

The Community Fish Off

The “Community Fish Off” is a FREE land-based fishing event, held in multiple locations throughout Southeast QLD and the wider suburbs.  Fishability QLD gathers with participants, other support groups and organisations, and we fish together, from platforms and piers provided by the Brisbane City Council, City of Gold Coast, Moreton Bay Regional Council, and the Queensland Government – all of which have accessible facilities and no boat is required. Fishability QLD provides in collaboration with other community groups such as Holistic Horizons and Carlton United Breweries; lunch/drinks, fishing equipment, facilitators, bait, and tackle.  We now have EFTPOS for the purchase of merchandise or small donations.  If you need a chair, then please bring one.  People are required to check in on the morning of the event if they are unsure about weather.  0435 778 510

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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 – This is considered a donation and nothing to do with NDIS or Support packages.

 

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 or emma@fishabilityqld.org.au
  2. What happens if I have secured a booking but can’t make it on the day?
  3. 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.
  4. When and how your service agreement will be reviewed.
    A. Service agreements will be reviewed annually.
  5. 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:

NDIS NUMBER:

PLAN MANAGER OR INVOICING ADDRESS:

SIGNATURE:

 

 

 

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

 

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)