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The Department of Environment and Science together, with our partners and the community, is working to create a vibrant natural environment.
Your glass wine and pure spirit bottles can now be refunded for 10 cents at your local container refund point with your other eligible drink containers.
A new zoning plan is currently being prepared for the Great Sandy Marine Park following a comprehensive review period.
Gill net fishing in the Great Barrier Reef will be phased out by mid-2027. Read about how it will provide greater protection for the Reef’s threatened, endangered and protected species.
Koalas are on the move in our suburbs. Keep your dog inside at night and drive carefully to help keep koalas safe. Find out more koala-friendly tips.
Queensland is at the forefront of quantum and advanced technology research in Australia. The Queensland Quantum and Advanced Technologies Strategy harnesses Queensland’s expertise in quantum technologies.
Do you have an idea for a multicultural project that can change lives in Queensland? Are you passionate about breaking down barriers and fostering belonging among our youth? Turn your vision into reality in 2024.
The report highlights the department’s key initiatives and achievements for 2022–2023 including its financial and non-financial performance.
More single-use plastic items are now banned - cotton buds with plastic stems, microbeads, peanut style expanded polystyrene packaging and releasing helium balloons. Read more about expanding the ban.
Commemorating the 160th anniversary of the arrival of Australian South Sea Islanders to Queensland Featured
Explore the history of Australian South Sea Islanders.
Learn more about how the Queensland Government is committing large-scale funds and working closely with First Nations people, partners, landholders, industries and communities to protect the Great Barrier Reef: Our Reef, Our Wonder.
You can now help with koala conservation by reporting koala sightings using the QWildlife app.
Before you buy native wildlife check to see if you need a licence and only buy from licensed sellers.