The North Queensland Wildlife Trust (NQWT) was established in 2004 by the Freeman family who own and operate Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, Kuranda Koala Gardens and Birdworld Kuranda. The Trust provides an easy mechanism for visitors to make an active contribution to the conservation of native species and local habitats.
Visitors are encouraged to donate their spare change at the various collection boxes located in each wildlife park. For each dollar collected, the business holding the donation box matches the cash collected, dollar for dollar. Conditions apply; individual contributions are matched up to the value of $100.
To comply with Australian Taxation Office requirements, NQWT can only distribute funds to DGR approved not-for-profit organisations.
All applications for funds from the NQWT must be in writing, preferably by completing the official Application Form. Each application will be assessed on it worthiness to conserve native species and local habitats, and is subject to available funds in the fiscal year.