Queensland Trust For Nature

Conservation is a shared responsibility.

QTFN works with landowners, government agencies, scientists and other non-profit groups to identify, enhance and protect private land with high conservation values.


The Trust does not lock up land. It promotes positive interaction on covenanted land to improve environmental, social, economic and educational outcomes and adds value to properties, where possible.


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Our partners

We are incredibly fortunate to work with groups and businesses that share our vision and provide ongoing in-kind and other support to help us to protect the Queensland environment for future generations.


Corporate Partners

Three Plus






QTFN announced its first corporate partnership in November 2013 with Three Plus, a communications specialist in reputation, brand and relationships.

Three Plus has been providing strategic communications services to QTFN for the past couple of years and offered a generous sponsorship deal which, as well as its paid consulting work, will see it contribute an additional $60,000 worth of services annually to QTFN at no cost.

Three Plus and QTFN are working together to secure a range of corporate partners to support the conservation work of QTFN, as well as the important Avoid Island turtle research activities.

Three Plus Executive Director Barton Green says of the partnership:

"Environment and conservation are part of the DNA of Three Plus. Over many years, our team, including the owners, have invested time, knowledge and experience into environmental protection and conservation management.

Queensland Trust for Nature is an exemplar of how private citizens and companies can effect real and beneficial change, on the ground, for future generations. Three Plus firmly believes that we all have an obligation to do our best for our native fauna and flora, and our unique ecosystems.

Our partnership with QTFN enables Three Plus to channel its experience and enthusiasm into permanent, beneficial outcomes for nature conservation in Queensland. And we promote our QTFN partnership to our families and friends, other clients and to government to demonstrate how the corporate sector can make a positive difference to our environment."

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Northern Oil Refinery

Northern Oil Refinery is Queensland’s only oil re-refinery and a proud sponsor of QTFN.

Based at Yarwun, near Gladstone, the Northern Oil Refinery takes waste lube oil from our cars and trucks, refines the oil by removing the contaminants from within the oil and returning it to its original condition for re-use as hydraulic, gear and transmission oils. This means that we can perpetually reuse our existing oil supplies.

QTFN will apply the funds provided by Northern Oil to its education, research and conservation activities on Avoid Island, in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Southern Oil Managing Director Tim Rose says of the partnership:

"As a manufacturing business that is located adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, the Northern Oil Refinery takes its environmental obligations seriously.

We operate our oil re-refinery to the highest environmental standards, but we are keen to put something back into important environmental and conservation issues.

Queensland Trust for Nature is a great partnership for the Northern Oil Refinery because of the work it does to conserve the vulnerable flatback turtle on its Avoid Island turtle sanctuary.

The flatbacks visit Gladstone Harbour, not far from our facility, so anything we can do to help improve the knowledge and protection of this ancient species is a bonus."

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Investa Property Group

Investa is one of Australia’s leading office owners and managers and a major corporate partner of QTFN.

Investa manages more than $8 billion worth of assets across the commercial, industrial and residential sectors and also develops land for residential and industrial uses across Australia.

Sustainability is central to Investa’s commercial values and the company was very keen to get behind QTFN’s revolving fund and environmental offset initiatives.

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MinterEllison is one of the Asia Pacific's leading law firms and a proud corporate partner of QTFN.

MinterEllison was established in Sydney in 1827 and now operates in six countries around the world.  Their strong technical skills, underpinned by the ability to deliver commercially practical solutions that assist clients to achieve their business goals and objectives, have led to the firm's involvement in some of the Asia Pacific's most innovative and high-profile transactions.

MinterEllison was keen to support QTFN and further develop a relationship though providing services at no extra cost. 

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Greenfleet’s mission as a not-for-profit is to create a low carbon future for Australia.

The organisation is dedicated to helping the community reduce the environmental impact of travel, business and lifestyle choices by adopting low-carbon alternatives and biosequestration.
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Greening Australia

Greening Australia is passionate about protecting and restoring the health, diversity and productivity of our unique Australian landscapes.

Greening Australia does much more than simply plant trees, they tackle critical issues like salinity, declining water quality, soil degradation, climate change and biodiversity loss.
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Victoria Trust for Nature

The Victoria Trust for Nature is a not-for-profit organisation that works to protect native plants and wildlife in cooperation with private landowners in that state.
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Nature Conservation Trust of NSW

The Nature Conservation Trust was created to expand nature conservation on private land throughout NSW.
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Tasmanian Land Conservancy

The Tasmanian Land Conservancy aims to protect areas of high conservation value for species which are not adequately protected.

These are small but crucial parts of the jigsaw, which contribute to the creation of a network of natural areas that truly deliver long-term security for native species and ecosystems.
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Great Eastern Ranges

Great Eastern Ranges (GER) is bringing people and organisations together to protect, link and restore healthy habitats over 3,600 kilometres from western Victoria through NSW and the ACT to far north Queensland.

GER is a strategic response to mitigate the potential impacts of climate change, invasive species, land clearing and other environmental changes on our richest biodiversity and iconic landscapes.
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