QWALC – Queensland Water and Land Carers

Queensland Water and Land Carers (QWaLC) is the peak body for natural resource management (NRM) volunteers. QWaLC’s roles include representation, advocacy, promotion, networking and insurance administration. QWaLC’s board includes representatives from each of Queensland’s regions. Their membership consists of 380 groups and 30,000 individuals.

QWaLC is funded by a ministerial directive from the Minister for Natural Resources and Mines.
The funding 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.

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.