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Welcome to Wildlife Queensland Upper Dawson Branch.

About us

Our Branch usually has four meetings a year. The Activities Officer arranges the venue with property owners or National Parks. While wet weather curtails more widespread travel in La Nina years, our trips have taken us to Central Queensland’s National Parks, sandstone gorges, gas fields, coal mines, boggomosses, wetlands and forests.

  • Under the leadership of our Project Officer, we have responded to every EIS for every developmental project proposed for our area.
  • Executive members have attended conferences relevant to our interest in preserving the unique environment of our part of Central Queensland.
  • We write to various levels of Government to take stronger action to prevent the destruction of remnant native vegetation by fire fuelled by ungrazed exotic grasses, inappropriate development, and under-resourcing of protected areas.
  • We have had input to Shire and State Environmental Plans and Stock Route management plans.

Some of our members have written nature notes for local publications, and enjoy bird-watching and plant identification. Our Project Officer issues a monthly newsletter and our Activities officer a quarterly report on the Outings at which we hold our meetings.

Photographers, artists or camping and wildlife enthusiasts are always welcome to come and learn with us about this wonderful natural world in which we live.

Meetings and activities

Our Branch has Saturday meetings in February, May, August and October, weather permitting.

Venues vary and are advertised in newsletters and by email.

2019 meeting dates

Meeting enquiries:

Phones: (07) 4627 8416, or (07) 4628 6140, or 0427 504 56

WPSQ Central Branches Get-Together with Upper Dawson Branch

The WPSQ Central Branches Get-Together, held from 27-29 September 2019, was a wonderful opportunity for our Branch to showcase many of the diverse and spectacular plants, birds, landscapes and waterways in the Theodore-Taroom area, and to share our achievements and discuss our different challenges with an active group of coastal enthusiasts.

Read all about the event here.


Taroom is in bloom – October 2019

Ooline (Cadellia pentastylis) is in flower in Taroom! Have a look at the stunning flowering currently at Ludwig Leichhardt Park, Taroom. View here.

Candleberry myrtle warning – August 2019

Have you seen candleberry myrtle growing in your region? This is a prohibited invasive plant and needs to be reported. If you have seen this, please contact the Queensland Herbarium on (07) 3199 7671, email a photo to: or contact Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23.

Download the candleberry myrtle fact sheet.

Annual Reports


Upper Dawson Branch produces a monthly newsletter and other publications to keep members and friends up to date with our activities and provide informative articles on different aspects of wildlife and habitat.

WPSQ Upper Dawson Branch Newsletter (quarterly)

Contact details

Wildlife Preservation Society of Qld
Upper Dawson Branch
PO Box 262, Taroom, QLD 4420


WPSQ Upper Dawson Branch members


Contact us today to get involved with our branch and support Wildlife Queensland in your local area.

Written by Wildlifeqld