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

Nominations for the 2018 National Trust Queensland Heritage Awards closed on Friday 16 March 2018, at 4 p.m.  All nominators will receive an email confirmation of the nomination being received.

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 are made across four Categories of work.  In addition, there are three Achievement categories.

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

The Awards will be presented at the Old Museum, Bowen Hills,  Brisbane and will include entertainment, drinks and canapes all in a wonderful heritage setting.

Date: Thursday 31 May 2018
Time: 6.30pm
Dress: Cocktail

Bookings are essential through Eventbrite. Tickets range from  $52.25 – $62.69.

Nominations closed Friday 16 March 2018, at 4 p.m. 

Award Category Presented toNomination may includeNomination information and Conditions of EntryNominations closed 16 March 2018.
Conservation WorksProjects that demonstrate excellence in undertaking conservation works to a
place in Queensland entered in a heritage register or otherwise recognised for its
cultural heritage significance.
  • Conservation works
  • Restoration works
  • Adaptive reuse
  • Sustainability initiatives
  • Archaeological projects such as surveys and digs, or
  • Conservation works to moveable heritage such as vehicles.
Nomination InformationNominations are now closed.
Conservation PlanningPlanning projects that demonstrate excellence in guiding the conservation of
Queensland's heritage places.
  • Conservation Management Plans
  • Masterplans
  • Museum planning
  • Collection management documents
  • Cultural heritage surveys and heritage studies
  • Archaeological management plans
  • Archival recordings
  • Thematic histories
Nomination InformationNominations are now closed.
Interpretation and PromotionProjects that demonstrate excellence in the interpretation and promotion of
Queensland's history and cultural heritage.
  • Displays, including museum displays and interactive experiences
  • Heritage tours, trails and tracks
  • Websites and digital stories
  • Oral histories and Exhibitions
  • Open days, including children’s activities
  • Research projects and reports
  • Conferences, expositions and symposiums
  • Workshops, seminars and lectures
  • Events, Signage, Publications
  • Scholarships and bursaries
  • Videos, film, education and training programs
Nomination InformationNominations are now closed.
Agency Conservation ProgramsGovernment agencies and government organisations at any level, including federal,
state and local, for programs and projects that demonstrate excellence in planning,
conservation, interpretation and promotion of heritage.
  • Conservation works
  • Conservation planning
  • Interpretation and promotion
  • Overall Agency heritage programs
Nomination InformationNominations are now closed.
Achievement AwardA person who has demonstrated a lifetime of valuable contribution to heritage
conservation; or a young person who has demonstrated excellence in the
development of heritage conservation skills, the potential to be a heritage
leader and have inspired others in heritage work; or a volunteer or a group of
volunteers who has demonstrated a commitment above and beyond and inspired others.
A nomination for lifetime achievement, to a young person under 35 years or to a volunteer or group of volunteers. Nomination InformationNominations are now closed.


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.

2016 2017 National Trust 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.

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 Star Entertainment, the Queensland Heritage Council, Ansvar Insurance, Commonwealth Bank Australia and Southbank Insurance Brokers.