Publications and Educational Resources

Australian Geographic
Australian Geographic is a bi-monthly magazine which was created by Dick Smith in 1985.  It is a great souce for travel, wildlife, science and adventure in Australia.  Read the journal, visit the society or browse the shop.  Check out the awesome Explore Australia map, click on a pin to explore stories all over Australia.  

Brigalow Birds
Field guide and DVD profiling birds of the Brigalow Belt of southern Queensland.  

CSIRO Publishing
CSIRO Publishing operates as an independant science and technology publisher with a global reputation for quality products and services.  Our internationally recognised pubilshing program covers a wide range of scientific disciplines, including agriculture, the plant and animal sciences, and environmental management. 

Queensland Museum Wild Backyards
An educational resource developed by the Queensland Museum showcasing three backyards across Queensland including the BOOBOOK garden at Roma in its early stages of development. Within the video Craig from BOOBOOK talks about wildlife habitat values in our garden.  

Santos Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs of Eastern Queensland Oil and Gas Fields  

This field guide describes 139 trees and shrubs within gas and oil fields located in the Emerald, Taroom, Roma, Surat, Moonie and Chinchilla areas of eastern Queensland.  


Nature Conservation and other Community Groups

Australian Wildlife Conservancy
AWC acquires land, and works with other landholders, to establish sanctuaries for the conservation of threatened wildlife and ecosystems.  AWC now owns 23 sanctuaries covering over 3 million ha (7.4 million acres) in places such as north Queensland, the Kimberley, western New South Wales, Northern Territory and the forests of south Western Australia. 

Birds Australia 
Australia's voice for birds since 1901. BirdLife Australia is dedicated to achieving outstanding conservation results for our native birds and their habitats.  

Birds Queensland
The  aim of Birds Queensland is to promote the scientific study and conservation of  birds by all means possible, with particular reference to the birds of Queensland.  

Myall Park Botanic Garden
Myall Park Botanic Garden is privately owned and open to the public.  All flora and fauna are protected as the Garden is a hot spot for numerous protected species of the southern brigalow bioregion of Queensland. 

Queensland Frog Society
The Queensland Frog Society's main aims are to encourage and foster an interest in frogs, to provide expert assistance and education for newcomers and undertake a continuous survey of the local native species to determine their relative abundance and distribution.  

 Queensland Murray Darling Committee (QMDC)
The Queensland Murray-Darling Committee, or QMDC, is a community-based, not-for-profit organisation that delivers natural resource management (NRM) and environmental services across the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin. 

Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland
Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland  is a community environmental organisation with a wonderfully diverse and  dedicated team of members, volunteers, supporters and staff united by a deep  passion for wildlife and conservation. 


Local Government

Maranoa Regional Council
Visit 'Visit Maranoa' to learn more about our area.

Western Downs Regional Council
Western Downs Regional Council is made up of many towns including Chinchilla, Dalby, Jandowae, Miles, Tara and Wandoan.

Banana Shire Council
Banana Shire is situated in Central Queensland, 120km west of Gladstone and an easy drive to Rockhampton.  The main populated centre is Biloela, with Moura and Taroom the other urban centres.  Banana, Baralaba, Dululu, Goovigen, Jambin, Thangool, Theodore, Wowan and Cracow make up the other towns of the Shire.

Central Highlands Regional Council
The CHRC area extends from the Arcadia Vally in the south to the Peak Ranges in the north, east from Boolburra to Bogantungan in the west.  


State Government (Queensland)

Queensland Herbarium
The Queensland Herbarium is the centre for research and information on Queensland ecosystems, plants, fungi and algae.

Queensland Museum
Queensland Museum is custodian of the state's natural and cultural heritage, caring for more than a million items and specimens in collections that tell the changing story of Queensland.

Department of Environment & Heritage Protection
The department aims to be the most respected and responsive environment and heritage protection agency in Australia, and is responsible for managing the health of the environment to protect Queensland's unique ecosystems, including its landscapes and waterways, as well as its native plants and animals and biodiversity.

Information Sheet Type A Restricted Plants

Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport & Racing
The department manages national parks and their use and enjoyment by all Queenslanders; encourages active livestyles by providing recreational and sporting opportunities; and managers the racing industry which directly employs 30,000 Queenslanders.

Department of Natural Resources & Mines
The Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM) is committed to ensure Queenslanders benefit from the productive, sustainable use of the state's natural resources - our land, water and minerals.  The management of the state's natural resources is central to deliverying economic, environmental and social benefits to all Queenslanders.


Federal Government (Australia)

Department of Environment (EPBC Act)
The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) is the Australian Government's principal piece of environment legislation.


Wildlife Care Groups

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Queensland (RSPCA Qld) is the state's oldest, largest and leading animal welfare charity, dedicated to improving the lives of all domestic, farmed and native animals throughout Queensland.

WIRES was established in 1985, when an injured Ibis was found in the heart of Sydney, in Hyde Park.  No organisation, government or conservation group could take responsibility for its rescue or care.  WIRES offers an educational service to the community through talks to schools, community groups, and wildlife forums.  

Wildlife Rescue, Rehabilitation and Education Association (WRREA)
Wildlife Rescue, Rehabilitiation and Education Association (WRREA) is a non-profit organisation with members from diverse backgrounds united in a common goal - to provide resources for the rescue and rehabilitation of Australian Fauna and the volunteers providing education about our wildlife within the community. WRREA was formed in February 2010 to support the work of our principal carer and others who work actively for our wildlife. 

abc - Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre
abc's mission is to provide the best practices medical care to all species of sick, injured, and orphaned bats.  To create an environment that educates and inspires the general public to accept Bats and other native fauna as part of our lives.

Bat Conservation & Rescue Qld Inc.
Bat Conservation & Rescue Qld is a volunteer self-funded organisation, it operates a Rescue Lnie for bat rescue, advice and assistance.The Rescue Line services the Greater Brisbane Area including, Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan, Redlands and Pine Rivers.

Wildcare Australia
Wildcare Australia is a non-profit organisation located in South-east Queensland dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife.



ROC Canvas Prints
Supplier of BOOBOOK Canvas Image Prints.  ROC Canvas Prints specialise in photo on canvas printing using the highest quality canvas and the best printing technology.

Toowoomba Surat Basin Enterprise (TSBE)
Toowoomba Surat Basin Enterprise is an independant business driven organisation passionate about our region and telling our story to the rest of Australia and the world.