The National Trust of Australia (Queensland) is a membership-based community organisation that works to protect, conserve and celebrate Queensland’s environmental, built and cultural heritage.

On 16 October, 1963, the Honourable Harold Richter, Minister for Local Government and Conservation, introduced the National Trust of Queensland Bill into parliament. Later that year on 9 December, The National Trust of Australia Queensland Act received the Royal Assent, one day before the 104th anniversary of the reading of the proclamation which established Queensland as a separate colony in 1859. Soon afterwards, the Government announced it had excised a small curtilage of land surrounding Wolston House, with the intention of gifting the house to the NTAQ as its first property. The house was in a dilapidated condition and the NTAQ’s first project was the restoration and preservation of the buildings. Through its properties, advocacy and research, the organisation encourages the community to appreciate, care for and engage with our significant places, wildlife, and stories. This work is largely undertaken by the tireless efforts of hundreds of dedicated volunteers. Whilst the goal remains to connect the community with the NTAQ properties and activities, the cost of maintaining and operating these valuable heritage assets is considerable. NTAQ is funded through membership fees, property admission fees, sponsorships, partnerships, donations. NTAQ also advocates for the recognition and care of heritage places throughout Queensland and consists of over 500 volunteers and 340 employees state-wide who are responsible for eleven properties. These properties include Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Royal Bull’s Head Inn, Wolston Farmhouse, Brennan & Geraghty’s Store Museum, Grandchester Railway Station, Hou Wang Temple, James Cook Museum, Lyall’s Store, Stock Exchange Arcade, Townsville Heritage Centre and the Zara Clark Museum. All these properties are available for public viewing.

National Trust of Australia (Queensland) Strategic Plan 2017/2018

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The Directors

Meet our dynamic board of leaders, helping to guide and shape the amazing work of the Queensland Trust.

Our Team

Initiatives in Queensland

Reconciliation Action Plan

The National Trust of Australia (Queensland) believes it can play an important role in creating a future where communities can work together to celebrate their

Significant Tree Register

Please note that whilst there are 2,000 significant tree records compiled over 30 years by the National Trusts across Australia, these records are now in the

Wildlife Conservation

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is passionate about Conservation and preserving our wildlife for future generations to enjoy.

Heritage Appeals

There are currently around 30 active appeals of varying sizes, the largest of which is the Brisbane 'Save City Hall' Appeal'.†

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The Conservation Heritage Awards celebrate the success of owners, architects and builders who have recently completed a

Places to Visit

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital – Gold Coast

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation was created to secure the future of Australia’s wildlife. The Foundation directly funds Currumbin Wildlife Hospital

Brennan and Geraghty’s Store Museum – Maryborough

Brennan and Geraghty's Store shows the pattern of retail development in a regional town.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary – Gold Coast

Iconic Gold Coast tourist destination where you can enjoy exciting, interactive displays, presentations and dining experiences.

Grandchester Railway Station – Grandchester

The pride and joy of Grandchester is the Grandchester Railway Station, built in 1865.
Hou Wang Temple

Hou Wang Chinese Temple and Museum – Atherton

The Hou Wang Temple was the social and religious heart of Atherton's Chinese community from 1903.

James Cook Museum – Cooktown

James Cook Museum is a must see attraction where visitors can take a stroll through history.

Lyall’s Store – Charters Towers

Lyall's Store is a significant and intact store space, working area and strong room in a former gold mining town.

Royal Bull’s Head Inn – Toowoomba

Royal Bull's Head Inn is a rare, surviving inn building of pre-Separation Queensland.

Stock Exchange Building and Arcade – Charters Towers

A rare example of an arcade in Queensland, one with architecture adapted to climate and well-liked for its scale and barrel-vault entrance.

Townsville Heritage Centre – Townsville

Discover life in earlier times.

Wolston Farmhouse – Wacol

This mid 19th century stone farmhouse is surrounded by fields and sits in a tranquil setting.

Zara Clark Museum – Charters Towers

Lose Yourself in Detailed Agricultural, Medical, Mining & Military History from 1890s-1970s.