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National Trust in Queensland has a series of  branch committees that support the community on local advocacy, host educational talks, organise social events, sell National Trust memberships in their region and promote and fundraise for the work of the National Trust throughout Queensland.

It’s a great way to get more involved in your local community. If you are interested in joining one of our existing branches or creating a new branch, first you have to become an active member, then contact us on to be connected with your local branch President or relevant contact.

Our branch committees include:


Brisbane Branch

Brisbane Branch meetings have a strong social focus. They are held at various wonderful venues in and around the city. Plans are underway for exciting events in 2020 and beyond and we invite members who share a love of history and heritage to join us.

Branch President Marianne Taylor is an architectural historian who investigates the history of houses. She brings a plethora of industry awareness to the branch having worked for 10 years as a historian and for more than 12 years in the heritage industry.

Marianne now enjoys researching the history of homes and the people who lived there and providing heritage conservation and management consultancy services. Having first volunteered for the National Trust more than 20 years ago, she is a true advocate for Trust values – to protect, conserve, and celebrate our environmental, built and cultural heritage.

Currently we have three vacant volunteer positions to fill - Secretary, Treasurer and Social Media Manager. Please email for more information.

Our next meeting is on Thursday 27 February from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at the Gresham Bar, 308 Queen St, Brisbane. If you plan to join us please RSVP by Wednesday February 19.


Ipswich Branch

Great Houses of Ipswich events are proudly presented by the Ipswich Regional Branch twice yearly, in May and September and are supported by Ipswich City Council.

Since the program began seven years ago, twenty-seven private homes have opened their doors to the public, owners willingly sharing stories of restoration and renovation. These popular events have attracted over 25,000 visitors eager to engage first hand with the diverse styles and periods of architecture for which Ipswich is well known.

Branch President Arthur Frame AM is also a Director of National Trust of Australia (Queensland) with vast experience working with volunteers in regional communities. He is committed to the culturally-led revitalisation of regional communities, preservation of heritage (built, natural and cultural) and promoting heritage values to government leaders and the community at large.

Branch meetings, held every two months at the Ipswich Library, bring together community members from all walks of life to hear great speakers share their vast knowledge of topics featured by the branch in their Regional Trust Talks series.

The branch always welcomes new members and may be contacted and followed via the Great Houses of Ipswich Facebook site.


Redlands Branch

The Redlands branch was formed in March 2018 and is actively involved with conservation campaigns including the Toondah Harbour’s natural and cultural heritage, the future use of Commonwealth lands at Birkdale, the protection of Willard’s Farm and planning mechanisms for the City Heritage identification and protection across Redland City.

Proud to partner with like-minded groups including Redland Museum, Ormiston House Committee, North Stradbroke Island Museum, Birkdale Progress Association, Coochiemudlo Island Heritage Society, and the Redlands Creative Arts Alliance. The branch enjoys organising and being involved with guest speakers, special events and celebrations and promoting local heritage to a wider audience.

Branch president, Annette Marsson is a long time resident of Cleveland and her family have lived in the area for generations. She has been interested in heritage buildings and their restoration for decades.

Regular branch meetings are held at the historic Grand View Hotel in Cleveland in the heart of Cleveland's well know heritage precinct. These meetings are well attended and all National Trust members are welcome to attend. For more information about how you can be involved please email


Logan Branch

Established in late 2019, the recently formed Logan Branch focusses on bringing dedicated community organisations together to work closely with Logan City Council to promote the heritage and rich cultural history of the region.

Early exploration of the area is associated with the establishment of some of the first stone buildings constructed in the City of Brisbane and the region is home to some of the earliest colonial settlements in Queensland and has a wealth of indigenous history.

Branch Chairman Allan Pettigrew, long-term resident and direct descendant of William Pettigrew (Mayor of Brisbane in 1870) enjoys working with the committee and branch members for the betterment of current and future generations.

Regular branch meetings are held at various locations including Beenleigh Historical Village and Museum, Angelhurst Historical Village, Logan City Historical Museum and the Yugambeh Museum Language and Heritage Research Centre in Beenleigh.

For more information about joining the Branch or attending events please email

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