The Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation (QORF) was formed in 1996 as a not-for-profit association consisting of a coalition of outdoor recreation groups.
The Federation was formed to represent and advocate on behalf of the industry, and is recognised as the peak industry body representing the interests of outdoor recreation users in Queensland.
It defines its purpose as "to raise the profile, and develop capacity and opportunity for outdoor recreation in Queensland."
This is done through:
- representation of members and member groups
- promotion of members and outdoor activities
- advocacy with government and land/water managers; and
- education of members and the community.
QORF notes that a key reason for its establishment was to facilitate better communication between different user groups and all levels of government on outdoor recreation-related issues.
Hence, QORF does not, on most issues, seek to achieve consensus, rather opting to represent the diversity of opinions across the industry. QORF also provides opportunities for industry members to meet with key policy makers, and holds forums to encourage discussion of the issues that affect the sector.
A Management Committee administers the affairs of the Federation. The QORF Management Committee consists of seven members, with the option for two additional persons to be co-opted.
At least two members of the committee are representatives from the Ordinary membership and two representatives are from the Associate membership.