Outdoors Queensland, formerly known as QORF, is the peak body for the outdoors and outdoor activities in Queensland, and affirms the value of outdoor activity in all its various forms. We encourage all people to get outdoors and into outdoor activity.
QORF, the Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation was formed in 1996 as a not-for-profit association representing a coalition of outdoor recreation groups to advocate on behalf of the industry.
A key reason for establishing Outdoors Queensland was to assist communication between different user groups and levels of government on outdoor recreation-related issues. Outdoors Queensland represents the diversity of opinions across the outdoor recreation sector on any issue, and does not, in most cases, seek to achieve consensus. Outdoors Queensland provides opportunities for outdoor recreation users at all levels to share ideas, discuss issues, network, influence policy and promote outdoor recreation.
Our tagline is Live Life Outdoors: A life lived in the outdoors makes you happier, richer and healthier, and in Queensland we have amazing places to get outdoors and wonderful outdoor activities to enjoy.
Outdoors Queensland’s primary purpose is to raise the profile, capacity and opportunity for outdoor recreation in Queensland and to encourage more people to participate in outdoor recreation activities.
Live Life Outdoors, our logo tag line perfectly encapsulates our primary purpose .
The role of Outdoors Queensland is to provide consultation, advice on training, and representation with the primary objectives being representation; liaison; influence on resource management; quality; and marketing.
Outdoors Queensland partners with a number of organisations to deliver a variety of initiatives and programs across Queensland.
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Outdoors Queensland is run by small team of staff members consisting of a full-time Executive Officer, 4 full-time staff members and 2 part time Project Officers. Additional project staff are employed as required.
Outdoors Queensland is administered by the Board which consists of seven members, with the option for two additional persons to be co-opted, and must include at least two representatives from the Ordinary membership and two representatives from the Associate membership.
Annual General Meeting
The Outdoors Queensland Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held on the second Wednesday in March. The Agenda includes a review of the previous AGM Minutes, officer reports, financial audit report (and election), Board member election and general business.
Outdoors Queensland respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of this land, their elders past, present and emerging, for the important role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples continue to play in Queensland and most especially on the land, air and waterways used for outdoor recreation.
The ancestors of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have walked this country for generation upon generation and we acknowledge their special and unique place in our nation’s historical, cultural and environmental identity.