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the more you give, the more you get

John is a visionary. A highly-respected tourism leader, his multi-award winning businesses bring vibrancy and dynamism to the Brisbane region, offering outdoor recreation and leisure experiences, Indigenous cultural entertainment, festivals and events.

John inspires young people in their careers, from mentoring and guest lecturing to offering company partnerships. He never says no to community requests for support, donating almost $200K per year to local causes and is passionate about education and the environment. 

Riverlife supports many community organisations and activities. We believe in giving back. In 2015/2016 our community contributions amounted to more than $150,000 direct and in-kind donations.


We are a Sponsor to Tangalooma Ecomarines, a local charity committed to engaging and educating school students in environmental conservation of Moreton Bay.

We facilitated the Mater Children’s Hospital and University of Queensland’s Childhood Obesity programs and have plans to extend these active and healthy offerings as part of the Riverlife Brisbane Master Plan.

If your charity or charitable event needs support, please enquire using the contact form. 

Edmund Rice Foundation

Edmund Rice Foundation (Australia) is an international aid organisation which supports sustainable community-based education programs in developing countries and projects for marginalised and disadvantaged groups in Australia.

Raw Exchange

Raw eXchanges are a way to see the world through the eyes and ears of local people, who are excited to share their way of life. This form of tourism means you leave real money with those who need it most. The booking revenue goes 100% back to the supplier, meaning you can rest assured your contribution goes without deviation back into the community you’ve visited.

Eco Marines

Tangalooma EcoMarines is a non-profit, Brisbane-based organisation committed to the protection of local marine and wild life and proud associate custodians of Quandamooka Country. 

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