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Note: There are no meetings or excursions for January 2023
Meeting Monday
Club Meeting
and Club Annual General Meeting

Speaker: Paul Campbell

Staying safe - Pros and cons of technology in the bush

Despite being surrounded by cheap accessible technology to assist communication and navigation, people are still becoming lost or unable to quickly call for assistance if injured when day bushwalking, hiking or outback touring. 

Part of the problem is that people overestimate the capability of their mobile phones as navigation and safety devices. This presentation will show how to make better use of your mobile phone and other readily available consumer devices to stay safe in the bush.

About the Speaker

Dr Paul Campbell has a PhD from the University of Queensland for his ecological modeling of the fauna and flora of Fraser Island.

Paul has been a Director of Save the Bilby Fund since 2010 and helped implement their ‘Bilby Tracks’ citizen science trips to outback Queensland. He is an experienced guide and outback traveler, and has been into some of the most remote parts of Australia.

Arrive at 7pm for a 7.30pm start, Toowong Uniting Church Hall (venue location details below)
Excursions February To be decided The February excursions will be listed here soon Registration is required for all excursions. See details below.
Meeting Moday
Club Meeting
Speaker: TBA
Details for the March meeting will be listed here soon  
Long Weekend Excursion Easter Long Weekend
April 2023
  Long weekend camp in the Tenterfield District - details will be listed soon  

 Register for excursions at: excursion@qnc.org.au

QNC Club Meetings

Learn about natural history at our meetings with talks presented by specialists from the club or from various scientific institutions, and from members exhibits. Visitors are welcome.

Where:    We meet at the Toowong Uniting Church Hall. This is located at 82 Sherwood Road, Toowong and is less than 200 metres from Toowong Village Shopping Centre, Toowong Railway Station & bus stops.

There is parking at 76 Sherwood Road for 12 cars.  Street parking is available.  Toowong Village parking is free  provided you enter after 6pm.

When: 7:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month, February to November inclusive

Note that each meeting will commence with the presentation by the guest speaker.


The Club arranges about ten field excursions each year to locations of natural history interest and tours of specialist institutions such as the Queensland Herbarium or museums.   They range in duration from short, half-day or full day local excursions, through to week-end camps, and longer excursions lasting from one to two weeks in more remote locations. Visitors are welcome on short excursions. 

Excursion leaders click here for attendance form.