As the Expo is a not-for-profit event we rely heavily on the assistance of volunteers from our official charities who undertake in a wide range of tasks throughout the event.

These volunteers are an invaluable component of the Expo and we couldn’t do it without their generous help and support each year.

In 2014 we donated a total of $17,000 for our charities and to-date we are proud to have raised a total amount of $68,000 for our local charities and organisations listed below:

Rotary Club of Coomera River

Rotary-Charity-2014Rotary International is an international service organisation with the purpose to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Click here to find out more about the Rotary Club of Coomera River. 


Sailability Gold Coast 

Sailability-Charity-2014Sailability Gold Coast is a not-for-profit, volunteer-based organisation which, through the activity of sailing, enriches the lives of people with any type of disability, the elderly, the financially and socially disadvantaged. Click here to find out more about Sailability Gold Coast. 


Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service 

Westpac-Charity-2014Surf Life Saving Queensland’s Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service is one of the oldest community-based helicopter rescue services in the world. With a highly trained team of skilled men and women, the service exists for one purpose – to save lives. Click here to find out more about the Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter Rescue Service.  


Ronald McDonald House Charities

Ronald-Charity-2015Ronald McDonald House Charities is an independent, non-profit organisation that provides a range of support to seriously ill children and their families when they need it most. One in eight Australians have been helped by or know someone who has used one of their programs. Click here to find out more about Ronald McDonald House Charities.





We would like to say a massive thank you to the above charities and organisations for donating 68 volunteers who worked tirelessly over the three big days of the 2013 Gold Coast International Marine Expo.

We would also like to personally recognise and thank all the volunteers below from 2013:

Jennifer Dreyer

Len Yates

Sue Yates

Carmel Hayman

John O’Neil

Damien Yates

Jacqui Howes

Rhonda Gunn

Rob Gunn

Jenny Fugle

Val Bruce

Carrick Bruce

Emma Woods

Ei Ei Winn

Khim Mar Swe

Mick Bruce

Natasha Roberts

Lucas Doidge

Neville Rayfield

Brett Chalmers

John Stewart

Jenny Chalmers

Pam Roberts

Isabel Smith-Lester

Jane Howe

Simon Howe

Georgia-Lily Howe

Andrew Naylor

Jim Weston

Olivia Weston

Peta Yarker

Renee Yarker

Anne Watts

Charlie Watts

Sharon Jeffs

Bronwyn Lacy

Jamie Dorrington

Grace Dorrington

Jed Dorrington

Roeun Thouen

Maureen Lomax

Anne Fleming

Julie Goodingham

Rob Davidson

Peter Board

Paul Dinniss

Stuart Eynstone-Hinkins

Greg Bickerstaff

Bill French

Maurie Lazarus

Jenny Ponting

Dianne Wilson

Bob Ogle

Gail Robertson

Robyn Bence

Deirdre Maclean

John Messer

Bob Chapel

Margaret Chapel

Allan Hill

John Muller

Judy Hobart

Bryce Wilson

Stan Phillips

Paul Crick-Lyon

Nola Goode


(in no particular order)