Fishcare volunteers

Due to COVID-19, the Fishcare Volunteer Program is operating in a limited capacity until further notice. Applications are still accepted for new volunteers, however, we will risk assess whether face-to-face training can occur with smaller groups.

The Fishcare Volunteer program was established in 1994 to raise awareness among fishing communities of the need to protect and preserve our resources for future generations.

Fishcare Volunteers raise awareness in the fishing community about:

  • protection
  • preservation
  • conservation

of our fishing resources.

What they do

Fishcare Volunteers help with fishing education programs.

Their tasks include:

  • giving advice and assistance to the public
  • educating recreational fishers about South Australian fishing rules and regulations
  • handing out fisheries information brochures and educational devices
  • attending community events throughout the state.

Where they work

Fishcare Volunteers are found in:

  • metropolitan Adelaide
  • the Riverland
  • Port Lincoln
  • Whyalla
  • Yorke Peninsula
  • Victor Harbor
  • Limestone Coast.

Other regions may also be considered if enough volunteers apply from that area and resources can be sourced. Please contact the Fishcare Volunteer Coordinator to discuss.

They volunteer in teams of at least two at jetties, beaches, boat ramps and rivers – anywhere that fishing takes place.

Become a Fishcare Volunteer

Anyone over the age of 18 can become a Fishcare Volunteer. All you need is an interest in conserving our fisheries resources and to be willing to help provide information to the fishing public.

Apply online to become a Fishcare Volunteer

Once your application is received you may be invited to have a brief face-to-face meeting. Successful candidates will then attend a single day training course to increase their knowledge and awareness of the Fishcare Program and of recreational fishing issues. Training courses are usually held over the weekend. Interviews and courses are conducted as the need arises.

Fishcare Volunteers are encouraged to work as often as they like, but a minimum of 50 hours per year is requested.

Uniforms for successful candidates include:

  • identification badge
  • hat
  • shirt
  • jumper
  • waterproof jacket
  • shorts.

The uniform is marked with the Fishcare logos to make them easily recognisable.

Meet the Fishcare Volunteers

Come and chat with our Fishcare Volunteers at one of the following events:

More information

Fishcare Volunteer Guidelines Booklet (PDF 624.7 KB)

Contact

If you would like to become a Fishcare Volunteer or want to know more about the program, contact:

Fishcare Volunteer Coordinator
Primary Industries and Regions South Australia
2 Hamra Avenue
West Beach SA 5024
Phone: (08) 8429 3878
Mobile: 0438 112 036
Email: pirsa.fishwatch@sa.gov.au

Page Last Reviewed: 08 Jul 2019
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