Our Business

Desert Channels Queensland, along with 56 regional bodies Australia-wide, was founded on a Commonwealth initiative that established community groups to deliver natural resource management (NRM) regionally.

Since its inception in 2002, the DCQ team has delivered projects through a range of funding programs with landholders, local government schools, Landcare groups, catchment groups, traditional owners and NGOs.

As an incorporated group DCQ operates under a constitution.

Mission Statement

Igniting the passion for the Outback; conserving its natural wonders.

Vision Statement

Future generations value and improve our unique landscape.

Our Ethos

Working as a team, thinking as an organisation, acting as a community business.

Values & Associated Behaviours


  • Recognition of others’ efforts and achievements
  • Sharing knowledge
  • Commitment
  • Positive attitude
  • Willingness to help

Integrity – (Trust, Honesty, Responsibility & Respect)

  • Strive for trust
  • Speak directly and hear information first hand
  • Respect personal & professional confidentiality
  • Deliver on commitments
  • Be open and accountable
  • Have courage to carry out convictions
  • Verbalise your feelings with respect
  • Give and accept constructive feedback
  • Speak the truth
  • Care for Country
  • Care for people
  • Being realistic with your commitments
  • Consider other people’s needs
  • Listen, acknowledge, check and explore (LACE)
  • Honour commitments
  • Responsiveness
  • Quality service to community.


  • Provide an open environment to explore new ideas
  • Think outside the square
  • Forge partnerships with forward thinking organisations and individuals.


  • Provide resources and linkages to community other RBs and Govt. (effective sharing of knowledge)
  • Recognise and respect local and traditional knowledge
  • Build knowledge resources
  • Build knowledge partnerships
  • Identify and fill knowledge gaps.