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

The Awards were presented at the Old Museum, Bowen Hills,  Brisbane on Thursday 31 May 2018.

Congratulations to all of the award recipients and thank you to everyone that nominated their project or person to the National Trust Heritage Awards 2018.

Click here to view the 2018 National Trust Heritage Award recipients.

Each year, the National Trust of Australia (Queensland) awards outstanding projects and people that demonstrate excellence in the protection, conservation and celebration of Queensland’s environmental, built and cultural heritage.

The National Trust annual Queensland Heritage Awards are a prestigious acknowledgment of the quality of heritage work that is carried out across the State.  The Awards seek to showcase the entrants and promote best practice, encourage innovation and collaboration, and celebrate the diversity of heritage places in Queensland.

Individuals, local governments, community groups and businesses were invited to nominate their project or a person for the 2018 awards. Nominations were made across four categories of work.  In addition, there were three achievement categories. Nominations for the 2018 National Trust Queensland Heritage Awards closed on Friday 16 March 2018, at 4 p.m.

The National Trust Queensland Heritage Awards celebrate Queensland’s outstanding heritage projects that are promoting best practice, encouraging innovation and collaboration, and celebrating the diversity of heritage places.

Image: Queensland Rail – John Herbert Memorial Award recipient 2018.

2019 National Trust Heritage Awards

The Awards presentation will be held late August/early September in 2019. The closing date for nominations and award categories information will be available here as soon as the details are finalised.


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 National Trust Heritage Awards 2018 were proudly supported by Star Entertainment, the Queensland Heritage Council, Ansvar Insurance, Commonwealth Bank Australia and Southbank Insurance Brokers.