The National Parks Association of Queensland is Queensland’s oldest non-governmental environmental organisation. In 2020 we celebrate 90 years of advocacy for Queensland’s protected areas. Over those nine decades our advocacy has been driven by science, professional expertise, impartial scrutiny and trusted relationships.\

Established in 1930, NPAQ has played a pivotal role in the creation of many national parks in Queensland, including iconic parks such as Girraween National Park. The Association brings together people who share an appreciation for protected areas and the vital role they play in conserving our unique and splendid natural environment. NPAQ’s core functions include advocacy, outdoor recreation activities, conservation activities, education and research. NPAQ is an independent, not-for-profit, membership-based organisation, and is the first conservation organisation in Queensland, and the longest running National Park Association in Australia.