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Supporting our Community

The Burrum Heads Amateur Fishing Club is more than just a group of ‘Fish-o-Holics'.  Members enjoy BBQ's held every 3 weeks at the clubhouse, enabling members to catch up and socialize, a core element of the success of the club.  There is a wide range of social activities for members to enjoy, including camping trips to hinterland lakes and beaches, winery and shopping tours.

Achievements & Community Contributions:

We take enormous pride in our ability to support the community across a diverse range of projects to enhance the local lifestyle, whilst ensuring a wonderful experience for visitors to our idyllic village.

The 25-year history of the Easter Fishing Classic, rated as one of the top events in the Fraser Coast, stands as a testament to the contribution of our enthusiastic members.  As a result, we were very proud to be presented with the 2009 Fraser Coast Australia Day Community Event Award.

After continued lobbying for a new boat ramp in Burrum Heads, we were proud to see our efforts come to fruition in 2016 when building commenced.  It is a great asset to the community.


Community Donations over the Years include:

  • $10,000 to the Hervey Bay Council to lay turf, foot paths, gardens, lighting on the event site at Lions Park

  • $4,000 to a local boy suffering serious heart condition, to allow his family to travel to Melbourne to receive vital treatment

  • $3000 to the local Ambulance Service for equipment

  • $3,000 to Burrum Heads SES

  • $2,000 to Burrum Heads SES to build new facilities, club members donated their time to assist in the building process

  • $1000 to15-year-old Grace Riley to attend Calgary 2012 Outrigging World Championships

  • $500 to the Cancer Council in memory of the President of Toogoom Fishing Club 

  • $500 annually to Bjelke Petersen, Monduran, and Boondoomba Dams prior to freshwater licenses, to support the restocking of fingerlings in all dams

  • $500 for trophies for the Torbanlea Soccer Club

  • $500 to Wildlife Rescue for transportation of injured animals

  • $500 annually to Burrum Heads SES

  • $500 to the Outriggers Club for purchase of paddles

  • $500 to Howard Primary School

  • $250 to the Bushfire Appeal in 2009

  • the building of two rotundas on the event site at Lions Park

  • purchase of trolley and books for the Howard Ambulance Service

  • Rural Fire Brigade in recognition of their continued hard work

  • jointly run the annual Endeavour Foundations Christmas boat ride and BBQ, members donate their time and boats with the club funding the food and fuel

  • annual donation for the Tombola at the Burrum Heads Christian church

  • purchase meat trays annually for the local Anzac Day march

  • lend resources and volunteers to the annual Progress Association Christmas Party

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