Get to know us.

The Adventure Crew

 

Rob and Heidi Mercer are the team behind Adventurebilities. Rob is our Director who assists in developing the programs, and leads the team on most outings, as well as providing specialised care for our adventurers. Heidi is our Communications Director and Compliance Manager. She loves paperwork and will help you navigate all things NDIS. While the team are on an adventure, Heidi will be running the show back at Adventurebilities HQ.

The rest of the adventure crew are highly experienced and we have picked the best of the best in the Bendigo area. All carers have a minimum qualification of Cert IV in Disability or equivalent experience, have undergone a NDIS Worker Screening Check, hold a Working With Children Card and are current with their First Aid and CPR training. Our staff and volunteers have extensive experience and are matched to group activities with careful consideration. They also undergo regular training to keep up to date with changes in care and support.

We would love to meet you, so get in touch and let’s chat.

Rob Mercer

Director & Operations

About Rob

Robert has been working as a support worker for many years both down in Melbourne and locally in Bendigo. His passion is connecting people to form lifelong friendships and to provide the best social opportunities for them with the highest quality of care.

Robs working career has also seen him gain a broad range of skills in management, hospitality, landscaping and building as well as being an automotive mechanic. He had a successful recycled timber furniture business which has now morphed into a workshop that teaches people with disabilities to make buggy’s for pets with mobility issues. He also loves tinkering on his old vintage cars in the workshop.

Rob is sports mad and will talk to you for hours about any sport of your choosing, especially if it’s about his beloved Magpies. When he plays golf he is otherwise known as Slice-McLefty and if he ever goes missing you will no doubt find him at the nearest lawn bowls club polishing up his skills or competing in tournaments.

Heidi Mercer

Communications & Compliance

About Heidi

Heidi has been running her own design and advertising agency for the last 30+ years. With years of experience managing a team of people and large deadline driven campaigns she knows how to get things done. Heidi has won many design awards throughout her career and has worked for some of the nations largest brands. She now brings her wealth of experience into the disability sector and has created a great supportive work environment for the Adventurebilities Team.

A staunch animal activist, she has volunteered at dog shelters, is constantly minding other peoples dogs, can never walk past a dog in the street without stopping for a cuddle. A qualified dog trainer, she can train anyones dog … except for her own, they are a lost cause. She is determined to have a world famous skateboarding dog.

Most of Heidi’s spare time is spent in the garden, barefoot in the garden talking to trees is her hippy happy place.

 

Rob Fisher

Adventure Coordinator

About Rob

Anyone in Bendigo’s disability sector has probably already met Rob Fisher. With many years working in various coordination roles as well as being a stellar support worker, Rob has an incredible reputation as one of the best in the business. Rob’s passion is too provide our disability community with the opportunity to try anything that their heart desires and to life their lives to the fullest. He is now the Adventure Coordinator at Adventurebilities, managing our weekly programs and curating our special interest events.

Rob is an enthusiastic cricket player, travelling the world with his team mates playing community cricket and connecting with the locals. He runs the local all-abilities cricket league throughout the year and in his spare time you will find him outdoors riding his bike and lapping up the sunshine. If you want to kill a house plant, Rob is your man!

Glenn Whitford

Joanne Dexter

Jodi Tobin

Katie Gorrie

Mollie McCarthy

Rob Brown

Ryan Pope

Vehicle Detailer

Our 2023 Adventurers. 💙

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Our 2022 Adventurers. 💙

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Our Vision

To provide fun adventures for people of all abilities in a safe, inclusive and engaging environment

Our Mission

Through our values of Respect, Integrity and Empowerment, we will work tirelessly to create innovative experiences with our adventurers choice and control at the heart of everything we do.

Our Goals

To offer a supported environment where our adventurers can develop long lasting friendships.

To provide fun and engaging experiences for adventurers to choose from.

To promote inclusivity and provide high quality care for individuals.

To develop innovative and long term relationships with the business community to provide cost effective experiences for our adventurers.