About Queensland Water and Land Carers

Queensland Water and Land Carers Inc. (QWaLC) is the peak body for NRM volunteers in Queensland. We are an independent, non-government, not-for-profit organisation. QWaLC formed in April 2004 to fill an important need in supporting the valuable work of volunteer community groups in the Natural Resources Management sector in the state.

QWaLC is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission


The Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

QWaLC was initially funded by a ministerial directive from the Minister for Natural Resources and Mines.
The current funding received from DNRME, provided by the State Government gives us the ability to work on behalf of thousands of natural resource management volunteers across Queensland and to advocate on their behalf independently at all levels of the decision-making process. This is a three year contract until 2022.

National Landcare Network

QWaLC also received funds to deliver activities under the project : A Queensland Community of Water and Land Carers – Involved, Informed and Capable

Landcare Australia 

We work closely with our colleagues at LA on a number of projects including the State Landcare Awards.

Our structure

The organisation is answerable to our membership, which is made up of a broad range of volunteer NRM groups. Members include Landcare, Coastcare, Waterwatch, Bushcare, catchment associations, conservation groups regional bodies and sub-regional organisations.

The organisation is incorporated and governed by a constitution that sets out the objectives, powers and administrative arrangements.

QWaLC’s network extends across the 14 NRM regions (management units) and the 12 NRM Regional body organisations of Queensland, each of which is represented by a QWaLC board member elected from the regional groups. The board members participate on a board of management.

QWaLC Constitution 25-5-18

The story of landcare

A look at some of the people, places and events that have shaped Landcare in Queensland and Australia.


Apply for Membership

QWaLC offers membership to community NRM volunteer groups. This includes groups such as, Landcare inc Coastcare, Bushcare, Catchment Associations, Species-specific protection groups and Friends of groups.

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