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Heritage Advocacy

Heritage Advocacy is one of the core activities of the National Trust. Since the 1960s, we have been representing the interests of our members and campaigning for the recognition and protection Queensland’s environmental, built and cultural heritage.
Advocacy aims to raise awareness and push for changes in how society and government perceive and protect heritage.  There are many different methods the National Trust uses for advocacy and awareness raising – including campaigning, organising events, managing people, researching issues, collecting resources and funds, developing educational programs and toolkits, and mobilising media.  
Our Advocacy work is ongoing and constant.  From its early days, when the Trust established the state’s first Register of Significant Places (26 years before Queensland initiated a statutory register), to major campaigns for the protection of Brisbane’s Northbank, Cloudlands ballroom and the State Theatre, through to the recognition of Queensland’s Icons, the National Trust works tirelessly for the protection, conservation and celebration of Queensland’s heritage. 

Getting involved in advocacy as a member of the National Trust is one way of helping save Queensland’s heritage places.

Currently, our advocacy work is focused on three areas:

  • Strategic Advocacy
    Pre-planned, pro-active advocacy campaigns  
  • Submissions
    Reactive advocacy in response to direct threats to heritage 
  • Awareness Raising Events 
    A combination of educational, inspirational and social events that interpret and manage heritage. 

Local Government Elections -
Our priorities for Qld’s local heritage issues

The “Local Government Elections - Our priorities for Qld’s local heritage issues” document has been prepared by the National Trust to ensure that local heritage is an election issue in YOUR area.

This document showcases the work of the National Trust and challenges local candidates to consider the heritage issues in their area and ways they can support their local heritage.

We encourage you to share this document with your local candidates, current Councillors and important people in your local area.

Help us make sure local heritage is not forgotten!

Download Document

Advocacy Enquiries

Telephone number:
(07) 3223 6666