November 20, 2015 Branches No Comments

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.

Unveiling of Theodore Bird Hide interpretive signage

Join Upper Dawson Branch members and friends for the unveiling of the Theodore Bird Hide interpretive signage, followed by morning tea. Guest speaker – Allan Briggs, Birds Capricornia

  • Where: Bird hide, Castle Creek walkway in Theodore (behind First Ave.)
  • When: 10 am Wednesday 4 May 2022
  • Download the invitation (PDF)


The Theodore Bird Hide along Castle Creek walk was officially opened in August 2020. Read more here.

Meeting enquiries:

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

Annual Reports


Upper Dawson Branch produces a regular 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