The QRA ranger development scheme


Do you wish to further develop your career, skills or knowledge in ways that may not currently be available through QPWS?

The QRA development and support grant scheme may be able to assist you.

The scheme aims to provide opportunity, by the provision of financial support, to QRA members so that they may pursue personal development, professional development, charity work or other activities in the support of conservation and ranger work. Support from the QRA can range from full to partial funding and can cover training, equipment and uniforms.

Please answer the following questions (in 400-500 words) to outline your project and explain why you believe this to be a worthy project and how it will benefit yourself, other rangers and the QRA. 

Part 1

  • What are the proposed dates for the proposed project?
  • Please briefly explain the proposed project.
  • Are you applying for full/partial funding, equipment, training or other?
  • Please provide a clear breakdown of what assistance you require from the QRA for the proposed project as well as  the full cost of the proposed project.
  • How will you ensure QRA finances are spent openly and transparently?

Part 2

  • How will the QRA and QRA members benefit from this project?
  • How does the project link to the objectives of the QRA?
  • How will this benefit yourself personally and professionally?
  • Is there anybody else who will benefit from this project?

Part 3

  • How will you go about planning, undertaking and completing this proposed project?
  • How far along have you progressed this proposed project to date?
  • Have you contingency plans if the proposed project doesn’t go to plan?
  • How will you be reporting back to QRA on the outcome of this project?

Please submit your application to QRA Secretary by email by COB 1 June 2017.

Applications will be judged by a panel and all applications are judged against the same criteria. Successful applicants will be notifed by the 30 June 2017. A successful applicant may be fully or partly funded at the discretion of the judging panel.


The 2017 QRA Muster is only a few months away!

Magnetic Island will be the wonderful venue for the next QRA Muster, running from Monday 17 to Friday 21 July 2017.


As everyone who has attended a QRA muster will tell you, they are off-the-chart good and provide many great opportunities to mingle with rangers from across the state, talk to departmental executives, enjoy presentations from a wide range of speakers and catch up with our wonderful QRA sponsors.

The Maggy Muster is shaping up to be the best ever, so don’t miss your opportunity to get together with like-minded people in a stunningly beautiful place. Jo Petersen has promised to post lots of photo’s of Maggy Island’s scenic locations, things to do, places to go, as well as updates of the many Muster presentations on our Facebook page. Facebook is an excellent platform for QRA members to exchange information, photos and questions and we are looking to use it extensively for this year’s muster. So, if you haven’t already joined the QRA Facebook site, please think about it  — to join just go to Facebook, type in QRA and hit the request to join button.

We have some more great news about the Maggy Island Muster. Most QRA members would know that Gough Plastic’s have been a QRA sponsor pretty much since our inception. It has been a partnership that we are particularly proud of as the quality and durability of their products are second to none and their ability to tailor make new products to suit our particular business needs has led to many cost and time-saving innovations. As soon as Gough heard that this year’s muster was going to be in their home town of Townsville they confirmed that they will be our Platinum Sponsor for the Maggy Muster — and they have also thrown in a guided tour of their factory for muster attendees.

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The International Ranger Federation’s 8th World Ranger Congress will be held at Estes Park, Colorado, USA May 21 – 27, 2016. 

The International Ranger Federation (IRF) raises awareness of and supports park rangers worldwide in conserving our natural and cultural heritage. Every three years, the IRF brings together rangers from around the globe to renew their commitment to preserving and protecting the world’s natural and cultural resources.

These international gatherings provide rangers and protected area professionals the opportunity to learn new skills, share knowledge, create lasting partnerships, and be inspired by their colleagues. Delegates also learn how to increase public awareness about how these special places contribute to a healthy society and sustainable economies.


The upcoming 8th World Ranger Congress in Estes Park, Colorado USA will focus on the idea of connecting parks, rangers and communities.

Check the official website for more details. For additional information about the International Ranger Federation visit their website here.

The Queensland Ranger Association is sponsoring members to attend the 2016 World Rangers Congress. See details in the news section here.


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You are invited to the exhibition and charity auction Artists for Rangers, Saturday 1 August 2015.

Artists for Rangers will include works by an outstanding group of Queensland artists and will feature the stunning landscapes of some of Queensland’s most picturesque National Parks. This is a rare opportunity to expand your professional and private art collections with inspiring regional works and with the added incentive that all profits are going to The Thin Green Line Foundation.

The auction will be held on Saturday 1 August 2015, starting at 6pm at the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens Conference Room.

The presented works are available for viewing at Lagoons Cafe, Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens in the period from 8 July to 2 August 2015.

Please RSVP by email to . Can’t make it to the Auction? Absentee bidding will be accepted. Contact Jo Staunton at

We look forward to seeing you at the auction.

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