All seven species of Australian glider are found in Queensland, six of them in the south-east of the State. They range in size from the tiny feathertail glider, which can sit in a child’s hand, to the solitary nationally and regionally vulnerable greater glider.
The Queensland Glider Network (QGN) was established in early 2006 to support glider populations through communication, education, data collection, and mapping.
QGN aims to raise awareness of gliders and their habitat requirements. We want to improve community knowledge and interest in gliders. We hope to achieve by being a hub for glider conservation, research and information exchange in Queensland. We want to educate communities to enable them to support their local glider populations.
- Join our network: QGN is recruiting wildlife enthusiasts in Queensland to be involved with the network. Email us to express your interest and include your contact details. As a QGN member, you will receive priority booking for workshops and opportunities to volunteer in QGN activities.
- Report a sighting: Have you ever seen a glider in the wild? If so, you can make a valuable contribution to QGN by telling us about your previous and recent sightings. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of your sighting, the postcode of your sighting and your contact details.
- Like us on Facebook and post your best glider photos to our wall to give us permission to share.
- Support us:
- If you would like to make a financial contribution, you can support the work of the Queensland Glider Network through our adopt-a-glider program.
- Buy some of our great glider merchandise online, including Squirrel glider plush toy – large, Squirrel glider plush toy – mini, Squirrel glider plush toy set of 2 – mum and baby, and our Guard Our Gliders poster series. You can also contact us.
What’s new with QGN
Glorious Gliders: a Wildlife Queensland webinar – July 2020
Join Wildlife Queensland for a special webinar to learn about our glorious gliding possums and conservation projects to protect them.
WPSQ shines spotlight on gliders at Logan event – March 2020
Wildlife Queensland’s Queensland Glider Network was excited to be a part of Logan City Council’s Conservations Incentives Program Celebration Day on Sunday, 1 March 2020.
Nest box use by hollow-dependant fauna – December 2019
University of Queensland placement student Rachael Harris has been working with Wildlife Queensland and the Queensland Glider Network to monitor nest boxes installed within urban bushland in the Forrestdale area in Logan. Rachael shares some surprising results from her recent analysis of nest box occupancy data.
Wildlife Queensland scores greater glider grant – October 2019
Wildlife Queensland’s Queensland Glider Network is proud to have been awarded funding under the Moreton Bay Regional Council Community Grants Program to help protect greater gliders in the Moreton Bay Region.
The $3,139 grant from Moreton Bay Regional Council will be used to provide nest boxes for the greater glider in Sheep Station Creek Conservation Park in Caboolture, Queensland, creating essential hollow shelters for this vulnerable species.
Great glider project update – June 2018
Not only was it exciting to see a greater glider finally take up residence in one of the nest boxes installed on Brisbane’s north side as part of our Queensland Glider Network’s greater glider project, but a second greater glider was observed in a box in the same location just last month! It has also been encouraging recently to see sugar gliders nesting in three large boxes at a conservation reserve in Redland Bay.
We now have further evidence that greater gliders are willing to use nest boxes. Over 140 volunteer hours have gone into the monitoring involved in this project. Great effort, Team!
Success at last – April 2018
After four months of nest box monitoring and some seemingly disappointing early results, the Queensland Glider Network is celebrating the recent occupancy of a nest box in Brisbane’s north by a greater glider.
Mahogany Glider Recovery Project
This project is giving the Cardwell community, rangers and volunteers an opportunity to be involved in nestbox monitoring in mahogany glider habitat around the Cardwell area. Our local WPSQ Tully Branch is actively working to save this endangered glider from extinction.
- 2011 – mahogany glider project post-Cyclone Yasi.
- 2010 – WPSQ Tully Branch undertook the planting of mahogany glider feed trees.
- 2008-2009 – a joint project with WPSQ Tully Branch, EPA and Tully Alliance installed:
- 52 glider den boxes at Corduroy Creek
- glider poles and rope bridges across the Bruce Highway
- highway signage and IP cameras at glider crossing points
- 2007 – QGN project officer visited schools and undertook nest box installation.
- 2002 – Mahogany glider education kit distributed.
Flinders Karawatha Corridor Project
QGN established an ongoing project in 2011 on glider population conservation within the Flinders Karawatha corridor. QGN’s role includes monitoring existing nest boxes as well as linking fragmented glider populations through additional nest box installation.
Each monitoring round assists us in tracking whether local glider populations are persisting, as well as the effectiveness of the installation of nest boxes as a conservation method. Other species recorded include common brushtail possums, short-eared mountain possums, lace monitors, pale-headed rosellas, rainbow lorikeets, native bees, native ants and red triangle slugs.
Community engagement and education
Our QGN presenters visit schools as well as youth and community groups to deliver glider education talks and raise awareness about the 6 species. In addition, our regular spotlights offer the chance to improve community knowledge and interest in gliders and their habitat requirements.
News and information
Publications and merchandise
- Queensland Glider Network brochure. Contact us for your copy (free to QGN members)
- Australian gliders wallchart Free with Adopt-a-Glider pack
- Guard Our Gliders poster series: squirrel, greater, sugar and mahogany gliders. Visit the product page here
- Squirrel glider plush toy – large
- Squirrel glider plush toy – mini
- Squirrel glider plush toy set of 2 – mum and baby
Please note, Queensland Glider Network News is no longer being published. Back issues are available below.
- QGN News 22 – June 2013
- QGN News 21 – March 2013
- QGN News 20 – December 2012
- QGN News 19 – September 2012
- QGN News 18 – May 2012
- QGN News 17 – February 2012
- QGN News 16 – November 2011
- QGN News 15 – June 2011
- QGN News 14 – February 2011
- QGN News 13 – November 2010
- QGN News 12 – July 2010
- QGN News 11 – March 2010
- QGN News 10 – December 2009
- QGN News 9 – September 2009
- QGN News 8 – June 2009
- Feathertail glider
- Greater glider
- Mahogany glider
- Squirrel glider
- Sugar glider
- Yellow-bellied glider
In 2019, QSN was awarded funding under the Moreton Bay Regional Council Community Grants Program to help protect greater gliders in the Moreton Bay Region.
For more information on WPSQ’s projects, email or phone 07 3844 0129.