North Queensland Conservation Council

Our mission is to promote and protect the natural environment of North Queensland. 

Based in Townsville, we advocate on environmental issues within the area roughly bounded by Bowen, Cardwell, the Coral Sea and the Northern Territory border. We are non-government, non-partisan and not-for-profit. We are run entirely by North Queenslanders who live, work and play in this beautiful region and want to see it flourish for many generations to come.

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We are a registered Australian charity and all donations over $2 are tax deductible. 

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live. We acknowledge the strength and knowledge that First Nations people bring to our community and pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.

Please explore this website to learn more about our activities and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch!

Latest Annual Report Strategic Plan 20-22


  • From the blog

    An Open Letter to the Hon Bob Katter MP

    This letter was written in response to The Hon Bob Katter MP's comments in this article, published in the Townsville Bulletin. We immediately responded with this open letter, from which some statements were published about a week later. You can read the printed article here

    Dear Bob,

    Contrary to your recent claims that North Queensland Conservation Council (NQCC) represents the people of Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, and that we’ve “never set foot off a pavement”, we have more in common than you think.

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    Paperbark August 2021

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    This month we saw the release of the latest IPCC report, which we hope has fuelled the fire in your belly as it has for us. If you haven't had the time (or the will) to read a summary of the report, check out this handy cheat sheet from the Climate Council.

    The main takeaway from the report is that every action counts and the time to act is now! Why not display a Climate Action Now! sign to show your support? Read on for details.

    August will also go down in history as the last month Queensland allowed single-use plastics, such as cutlery, stirrers and straws - yay! Even better - businesses and organisations with surplus stock can register with The Great Plastic Rescue so that they can be reprocessed, recycled and remanufactured into valuable products with longer useful life spans!

    As usual, we've had an action-packed month and we appreciate your ongoing support. We hope you enjoy this edition of Paperbark and that it inspires you in some way!

    In this edition:

    • NQCC Updates:
      • Tree Advocacy Update: Talking up for our trees with TCC
      • Rivers Campaign Update: New footage of the beautiful Burdekin
    • Actions & Activities: 
      • Share your support for Climate Action!
      • Postcard Art Opening: Friday 10 September
      • Green Drinks: Friday 17 September @ Grill'd
      • Annual General Meeting: Wednesday 29 Sept
    • Have Your Say:
      • National Climate Resilience & Adaptation
      • Qld Renewable Energy Zones
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  • Upcoming events

    AGM 2021
    Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 06:00 PM · 19 rsvps
    NQCC Office

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    Please join us for our 2021 AGM!

    We invite you to arrive at our office (114 Boundary St, Railway Estate) from 6pm on Wednesday 29th September for a light dinner while you mingle with other members, our Management Committee and staff. Drinks will be available for purchase, along with tickets into a fundraising raffle to be drawn on the night.

    The official business will kick off at 6.30pm. Non-members are welcome to attend but only current members will be invited to vote.

    Proposed Agenda

    1. Welcome and determination of quorum
    2. Acknowledgement of Country
    3. Update from the President and Management Committee
    4. Coordinator's Report
    5. Community Engagement and Fundraising Report
    6. Acceptance of minutes from previous AGM
    7. Business arising from previous AGM minutes
    8. Tabling of NQCC Annual Report
    9. Presentation of Annual Financial Reports for 2020/21
    10. Proposed amendments to NQCC's Rules of Association
    11. Election of Office Bearers for the next Management Committee
    12. Appointment of the auditor for the next financial year (2021/22)
    13. Meeting close


    We will be adhering to the latest Covid-19 health advice. If you are feeling unwell, we ask that you stay at home.

    Useful Forms

    If required, please submit any of the following forms to [email protected]

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