The community of Queensland is invited each year to participate in the National Trust Queensland Heritage Awards.

The Award Recipients for the  National Trust Queensland Heritage Awards have now been announced.

The National Trust presents awards to projects and people that demonstrate excellence in the conservation and promotion of Queensland’s historic and Indigenous cultural heritage.

Thank you to all the Award participants who nominated their projects to the National Trust Queensland Heritage Awards.

The Awards presentation was held at a Gala Dinner held at Brisbane City Hall on Saturday, 20th May 2017 in the presence of His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC and Mrs Kaye de Jersey.

Guests were entertained by Naomi Price, one of Australia’s leading cabaret and music theatre performers, Luke Kennedy, a member one of the most successful classical crossover groups The TEN Tenors and Mark Watson, award winning producer and musician.

Guest Speaker, Tim Jarvis AM, environmental scientist, author, adventurer and public speaker with Masters degrees in environmental science and environmental law spoke of his unsupported expeditions into the world’s most remote regions.

History’s Gift is an original song that has been written to capture the essence of the National Trust – celebrating not only special places, but the people and stories that have been created in time.

Download the song as a free gift form the National Trust of Australia (Queensland), and feel free to show your support by making a small donation.

The National Trust of Australia Queensland also appreciates the support from sponsors, The Star Entertainment Group, Westpac and Brisbane City Council, without which the Gala Dinner event would not have been possible.



The Awards were held as a part of the 2017 Australian Heritage Festival.
The Australian Heritage Festival is supported through funding from the Australian Government’s Trusts Partnership Program.





At the National Trust of Queensland AGM in September 1974, it was moved that a John Herbert Award be awarded annually for ‘a meritorious restoration or presentation project.’

The first John Herbert Award was presented in September 1975 to the Goondiwindi Town Council for the restoration of the Goondiwindi Customs House.

In response to the growth of the event, in 2004 the awards were renamed the Queensland Heritage Awards. The John Herbert Memorial Award is presented to the most outstanding nomination each year.

The John Herbert Memorial Award honours John Herbert MLA who was a strong supporter of the newly formed National Trust of Queensland. He was member of the Trust’s first Council and served as its president from 1971 to 1974.

National Trust Queensland Heritage Awards

National Trust of Australia Queensland Brisbane Office

25 Mary Street, Brisbane QLD 4000

(07) 3223 6666


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The Awards are proudly supported by Treasury Casino and Hotel and the Queensland Heritage Council.