Our origins

The Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland (WPSQ) is one of Queensland's oldest, largest and most respected conservation groups. Started in 1962 by naturalist David Fleay, poet Judith Wright, artist Kathleen MacArthur and publisher Brian Clouston, it is a strong force in conservation today. The object of the society is to preserve the fauna and flora of Australia by all lawful means.

What does WPSQ do?

WPSQ represents members' interests at local, state and national levels on all matters affecting wildlife and their habitats. Our Head Office in Brisbane is ideally located to access and influence state-wide legislation and planning decisions, and works in cooperation with its branches and other like-minded groups.


We have branches throughout the State, with members in Queensland and interstate. Branches consult with local councils, state government and their communities. This grass roots approach allows us to focus on actions which are achievable both as individuals and as a group.


Applications for membership, and subscriptions to Wildlife Australia magazine, are handled through WPSQ Head Office, in Brisbane.


Head Office is running campaigns that cover diverse regions and issues, see their website for more information. WPSQ Bayside Branch is tackling issues mainly in our local area such as Dugong protection and Moreton Bay, Seagrass Watch and loss of bushland as well as conducting fauna surveys.

Bayside Branch

WPSQ Bayside Branch also host monthly meetings with expert guest presenters, conducts workshops and arranges family outings including night spotlighting to areas of interest. A monthly newsletter and Wildlife Diary are published which keep members up-to-date on local issues and coming events, as well as providing information about wildlife.

Bayside Branch also incorporates Koala Preservation Society and produces a bimonthly newsletter relating to Koala issues in the Bayside area.

The Bayside Branch also maintains a small reference library of material relating to Wildlife and Conservation, with particular emphasis on Queensland. This library collection has been built up over a number of years and is housed within the Redland Shire Council Library at Capalaba.

Congratulations - Wildlife Queensland Bayside branch won two awards at the recent (2012) Healthy Waterways Awards

The awards were;
Brisbane Airport – Community Award and the 2012 Minister’s Grand Prize
see full details - 2012 Healthy Waterways Awards website

About WPSQ Bayside Branch - PDF download file

Contact us

Address PO Box 427
QLD 4157
President Steve Homewood
Secretary Simon Baltais
e-mail bayside@wildlife.org.au
Meetings Last Friday of each month (Feb to Nov)
starting at 7:30 pm
Redlands IndigiScapes Centre
17 Runnymede Road
Webmaster Webmaster
Bayside Branch on facebook
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Redlands IndigiScapes Centre

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Green Tree Snake

Green Tree Snake
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Spinifex pigeon

Spinifex pigeon
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