National Parks

Apr 22, 2024

Mapping your stories

Did you know 77% of people want to see the creation of more national parks in Queensland? Just like you the majority of Queenslanders love national parks and other protected areas for […]  Read more 

Feb 12, 2024

Join us in Protecting Beautiful Queensland

Queenslanders are passionate about the special place that we live, and have already done so much for our natural places. From championing the Outback to protecting more of Cape York , from […]  Read more 

A man balancing on a fallen tree in the forest
Jan 25, 2024

New hope for critically endangered Night Parrot as national parks set to expand

Conservationists have welcomed the purchase of two cattle stations in north west Queensland in the spectacular Channel Country. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service has bought Tonkoro and part of Melrose near Winton, […]  Read more 

Night parrot
Nov 30, 2023

Win for nature, tourism as cattle station to become new Curtis Island parks

Queensland Conservation Council and National Parks Association Queensland welcome plans to protect more than 1,500 hectares of land on Curtis Island off the coast of Gladstone after the State Government purchased a […]  Read more 

Curtis Island
Jun 22, 2022

Win for nature in Queensland Budget as $300m committed to national park growth & management

The Queensland Conservation Council and the Pew Charitable Trusts today welcomed the Palaszczuk Government’s $300 million investment in strengthening Queensland’s national parks.  The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Queensland Manager Andrew Picone said investments […]  Read more 

May 30, 2022

May brings some good news for nature!

May saw some good news headlines for nature in Queensland – from the Palaszczuk Government expanding Tewantin National Park to providing funding for Traditional Owners to care for Country. More than 2,400 […]  Read more 

Couple walking to beach in Noosa
Feb 5, 2022

New national park to protect nationally important wetlands in North Queensland

We welcome the Palaszczuk Government’s acquisition of The Lakes, a 35,300 hectare property west of Townsville for a proposed national park. The pastoral station is in the Einasleigh Uplands and Gulf Plains, […]  Read more 

Nov 19, 2021

Queensland parks strategy will take 1,000 years to deliver at current rate

Queensland conservation groups today released a progress report on the growth of the state’s national parks and private reserves. The report reviews the implementation of the Queensland Government’s Protected Areas Strategy 2020-30 […]  Read more 

Paddleboarders in gorge
Nov 1, 2021

Delivery of Queensland’s Protected Area Strategy One year on. 

In October 2020, the Palaszczuk Government released the long-awaited Queensland Protected Area Strategy 2020 – 2030 (the Strategy) as part of its commitment to deliver a ‘world leading protected area network’ across […]  Read more 

Oct 3, 2020

New plan for nature a ‘solid foundation’ for national parks and nature refuges, say FNQ landholders

Far North Queensland landholders with nature refuges have joined environmental organisations in welcoming the release of a Protected Area Strategy by the Queensland Government today.   The Protected Area Strategy identifies priorities for […]  Read more 

Queensland landscape