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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.


Ipswich Branch

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.

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.

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.


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.

For more information about joining the Branch please email


Toowoomba Branch

The branch operates National Trust Royal Bull’s Head Inn and they also maintain a collections’ register.

Branch Chairperson Sheila King has been involved with the branch since 2012 and is the representative on the NTAQ Collections Committee. As a member of the Trust for over 30 years, Sheila has enjoyed visits to properties all over Australia and overseas. As a past teacher and administrator, Sheila enjoys volunteering when schools visit and provides a strong lead in all administrative matters.

For more information about joining or supporting the Branch please email

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