The National Parks Association of Queensland (NPAQ) is a membership-based not-for-profit organisation that promotes the preservation, expansion and good management of national parks and other forms of protected areas in Queensland.
In addition to advocacy, our core focus areas are activities, education and research.
We offer a bushwalking and outdoor recreation activity program, work towards advancing community knowledge of national parks and nature conservation, and provide opportunities for participation in community conservation and Citizen Science projects as well as supporting the development and application of scientific and professional knowledge in advancing national parks and nature conservation.
Established in 1930 and the first conservation organisation in Queensland, NPAQ has played a pivotal role in the creation of many national parks in Queensland, including iconic parks such as Girraween National Park.
NPAQ is also the longest-running national park association in Australia and a member of the National Parks Australia Council.
Girraween National Park, one of the parks established through the efforts of NPAQ members.