"The Beyond Billabong Foundation", is a charitable Foundation whose charter is to empower Indigenous Youth; primarily from rural and remote areas, through opportunities to attend school, sporting and cultural events and to develop and offer leadership camps.
The aim is to promote the advancement of education, personal development and life skills based on positive life choices through education and sporting and cultural activities. The beneficiaries are primarily upper primary and secondary school (aged between 11 and 15) where there is a noticeable absence of services and opportunities available to indigenous youth in danger of disengaging from community and life and becoming part of the system.
The Beyond Billabong Foundation was set up as a result of the very successful Beyond Billabong training programs established in 2008 by Boyd Curran and Paul McGuiness. Beyond Billabong offers life and vocational training programs to empower Indigenous people (aged between 15 and 40) across the state whose access to mainstream resources and opportunities is limited. It motivates and encourages participants through the development of self-esteem and confidence in a hands-on, practical environment of success and personal achievement.
Like the existing Beyond Billabong programs, the Foundation activities focus on the attitudes and core values of Respect, Safety and Positive Self-esteem through the creation of a safe, fun and supportive environment.
2011 Beyond Billabong Foundation Dinner
The Beyond Billabong Foundation’s Annual Dinner 2011 was again a great success. We managed to raise approximately $30,000 from the night.
Thank you so much to the Beyond Billabong team who worked tirelessly to ensure the night went off without a hitch and of course to our invaluable sponsors for your generous donations.
Our Sponsors on the evening were:
Planning is already underway for this year’s dinner to be held in late October/early November.
Friday, 28 September - Busby Marou at The Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame
The Beyond Billabong Foundation in partnership with Busby Marou and Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame are proud to present 'Beyond the Song Lines'
The production is aimed at raising much needed awareness for Indigenous youth.
Affectionately dubbed ‘Rockhampton’s favourite sons’, Busby Marou are passionate supporters of the Beyond Billabong Foundation and the incredible job it does to provide support to Indigenous youth to achieve their educational and vocational goals.
The concert will be held on the steps of Australia’s premier outback heritage institution, The Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre at 7pm on Friday 28th September 2012. Tickets will be $40 each for Adults, $25 for students and free admission for children under 12. In addition, family tickets may be purchased for two adults and two children over 12 at the cost of $100.
Major Sponsors of the event will be treated to an exclusive evening with Tom Busby and Jeremy Marou on the 27th September including dinner, and a private interview in the classic outback setting under the stars and around the campfire.
To purchase tickets for the event, visit the Beyond Billabong Foundation website: www.beyondbillabongfoundation.org
Upcoming Event (Date TBC) - 'ARTORIGINAL'
The Beyond Billabong Foundation Ltd, in partnership with Gilkerson Legal, Shadforth Financial Group and the Indigenous Lawyers Association of Queensland, are proud to present the inaugural Artoriginal Exhibition, featuring exclusively Indigenous art from around the country, with the aim to fundraise for the Beyond Billabong Foundation.
Opening Gala: One night during the exhibition in October 2012
Exhibition Dates: Approximately one to two weeks late October