North Queensland Conservation Council

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

We are non-government, non-partisan and not-for-profit. We are run by North Queenslanders who live, work and play in this beautiful region and want to see it flourish for generations to come.

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.


  • Upcoming events

    Green Drinks January 2022
    Friday, January 21, 2022 at 06:00 PM · 3 rsvps
    Grill'd Palmer St in South Townsville, Australia

    We would love you to join us at Green Drinks Friday 21st January!

    You will find us at Grill'd Palmer St, South Townsville, out the back in the courtyard under the stars.

    This month we are excited to celebrate Tangaroa Blue Foundation's feature in the Grill'd Local Matters community program, where much needed awareness and funds will be raised for upcoming community clean-ups and debris source reduction projects. We will be joined by local Tangaroa Blue Foundation Project Officers Kara-Mae and Varsha, who I am sure will be more than happy to have a chat and answer any questions.

    Tangaroa Blue Foundation is Australia-wide not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the removal and prevention of marine debris: one of the major environmental issues worldwide

    For more information please visit their website


    Green Drinks is a fantastic networking opportunity and a great way to meet like minded people. We welcome all who have a love and passion for our natural environment.          

    If you are on Facebook, don't forget to join the Townsville Green Drinks Facebook group to chat to new friends, share local news and events and receive event reminders. 

    Hope to see you there!

    COVID-19 Reminder: In accordance with Qld Government public health and social measures, only fully vaccinated people can attend. You will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination status when checking in. Please ensure you wear a mask except when seated and please practice appropriate hand hygiene and physical distancing where possible. If you are feeling unwell, please stay home. 


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  • From the blog

    Paperbark December 2021

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    Firstly, we'd like to thank you for your support throughout 2021 - in whatever form that took. Supporters like you helped us to advocate, educate and make wonderful and important connections!

    Please enjoy this wrap up of some of our highlights of 2021!

    Hopefully as you are reading this, you are feeling refreshed and revitalised from the festive season, and are looking towards 2022 with excitement and a sense of purpose, just like we are.

    2022 is going to be a big year for us, with a Federal Election that will bring climate action to the forefront of the national conversation. We are excited by what we will achieve in North Queensland, with your continued support!

    In this edition:

    • Some Good News
    • NQCC Updates:
      • Youth Response
      • Member Groups
      • Green Drinks
    • Opportunities:
      • President position available with CDTLI
      • Mackay Conservation Group need a Climate Campaigner
      • Help manage the GBR with the Eye on the Reef app
      • Climate Action Now signs and stickers available
      • Return-It Recycle Regatta
      • Have your say about an Independent EPA
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    Paperbark November 2021

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    As November comes to an end, we're starting to catch our breath after a very busy few months! We all know that conservation issues don't disappear at this time of year, and that our environment needs us to be engaged all year round. As such, the second half of this Paperbark edition is filled with ideas and opportunities to contribute and engage, from wherever you might be!

    Some good news from this month...

    • Sunshine Coast Council officially declared a climate emergency. Congratulations to the wonderful people involved in this campaign!
    • Townsville City Council is one step closer to grandfathering cats off of Yunbenun Magnetic Island, thanks to proposed changes to their animal management laws. Well done to MINCA for raising awareness and encouraging submissions!
    • The State Government announced $125,000 over two years to support the recovery of the Mt Etna Ghost bat colony. This comes after 50 years of campaigning from conservationists in the region.


    In this edition:

    • NQCC Updates:
      • Trivia Night and Mega Raffle
      • Environment Minister Roundtable
      • QCC's Evening with the Minister
      • Townsville Waterways Forum
      • Green Drinks
    • Online Actions:
      • Tell Steven Miles to stop the Waratah coal station
      • Have your say on the future of Qld's Renewable Energy Zones
      • Provide feedback on Qld's Draft Resources Industry Development Plan
      • Join the #StopAdani end-of-year celebration
      • Get involved with "Soils for Science" - a citizen science project
      • Complete a survey about the use of drones in conservation work (or share with someone who can help)
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