To conserve and advance our natural and cultural heritage for future generations
To be leaders in Conservation and Heritage
The National Trust of Australia (Queensland) is an environmental and heritage not-for-profit charity and member-based organisation dedicated to preserving Queensland's natural and cultural heritage, as well as protecting native wildlife, habitats, and threatened species throughout the state.
Our mission is to conserve and advance this heritage for future generations, a responsibility we take on with passion and commitment.
With a diverse and inclusive team of 1000 volunteers and employees state-wide, along with strong partnerships with community organisations, universities, and other Australian charities, we work towards achieving our goals. Our governance is ensured by an independent skills-based Board of nine directors, supported by various Committees focusing on areas such as Audit and Risk, and Nominations and Governance.
Founded in 1963 as a member-based charity, we have evolved into a public company limited by guarantee, registered as an independent charity, and no longer dependent on State and Federal governments for support. Currently, we boast over 24,000 members and manage a portfolio of 15 unique properties across Queensland, ranging from the iconic Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary in the southeast to Cooktown Museum in the far north. Our State headquarters is situated at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.
Wolston Farmhouse, Brisbane’s oldest surviving residential farmhouse was the first property to be taken care of by National Trust Queensland, while Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary holds significant historical and cultural importance as one of the earliest tourism attractions in Australia, established in 1947 by Alex Griffiths as the Currumbin Bird Sanctuary. Over the years, it has grown from a local place to feed wild rainbow lorikeets to an internationally renowned nature-based tourism attraction. Recognised as the winner of the Major Tourism Attraction two years in a row with Queensland Tourism Awards along with the National Tourism Awards winning the Bronze Award for Best Major Tourism Attraction in 2022, the sanctuary also takes pride in leading and participating in wildlife conservation programs.
Furthermore, the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, located on the sanctuary site, is one of the busiest wildlife hospitals globally. This hospital provides much-needed veterinary services to native wildlife as a free community service. Additionally, it actively engages in world-leading research projects to focus on disease prevention.
Throughout our journey, the National Trust of Australia (Queensland) has grown into a robust organisation, driven by the dedication of our staff, volunteers, regional Community Groups, and members, all of whom actively participate in various programs and activities offered across Queensland. Our commitment to preserving Queensland's heritage and wildlife remains unwavering as we look forward to the future and continue our vital conservation efforts.
On 1 July 2014, the statutory body known as the National Trust of Queensland underwent a transformation and became the National Trust of Australia (Queensland) Limited, adopting a new corporate identity as a public company limited by guarantee. NTAQ is a company, registered charity with ACNC and independent of government.
NTAQ is governed by a Board under the provisions of the Constitution.
Amendments to the Constitution as outlined in the Notice of Meeting of 11 November 2022 dealing with membership and voting rights, prescribed properties and other general miscellaneous updates were approved by Special Resolutions by a special majority of Members present at the Annual General Meeting of 10 December 2022.
Under this new corporate structure, NTAQ's core activities and mission remain unchanged.
Current Reports & Strategic Plans
Our current directors are:
- Gina Palmer (President)
- Toby Price (Deputy President)
- Stuart Lummis
- Carolyn Parker
- Mark Townend
- Mellissa Brown
- Garry Vistarini
- Stephanie Keays
- Glenys Schuntner
If you have any questions regarding Director’s positions please contact the Company Secretary on 07 5534 0812 or email email@example.com
- Jayme Cuttriss Chief Executive Officer
- Ben Graziani Chief Financial Officer/Company Secretary
- Travis Couch General Manager - Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
- Briony Low
Head of People and Culture
- Jane Jamieson Head of Community and Training Programs
- Scott Kirk Head of Sales & Marketing
- Michael Kelly General Manager – Strategic Projects
- Noel Langdon
Head of Heritage and Environmental Services