Nominations called for appointments to the Queensland Heritage Council

Issued: 2 Jul 2021

The Queensland Government is calling for nominations for membership of the Queensland Heritage Council.

The Queensland Heritage Council is a 12-member independent statutory authority established under the Queensland Heritage Act 1992 to help conserve Queensland’s cultural heritage.

Its most public role is deciding what is entered in or removed from the Queensland Heritage Register.

Under the Queensland Heritage Act, a Chair and council members are appointed for three-year terms but may only serve two terms (six years) consecutively.

Six positions on the council will become vacant on 31 December this year, as per the requirements of the Heritage Act, with a seventh position being vacated through the resignation of a current member.

Five of the six membership positions to be vacated represent the conclusion of the relevant council members’ first three-year term, although the current Queensland Heritage Council Chair, Ms Debbie Best, has served in that role for two terms and will conclude her membership of the council on 31 December.

Information on how to nominate suitably qualified persons for appointment to the Queensland Heritage Council is available in an information pack that can be obtained by emailing

Nominations close on 30 July 2021.

See further information on the Queensland Heritage Council and its work.