Mulgumpin (Moreton Island) protected area management
Moreton Island ©Tourism and Events Queensland
The Quandamooka People are First Nations custodians of lands and waters within parts of Moreton Bay.
In 2011, the Federal Court recognised the Quandamooka People’s native title rights and interests over Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island). Quandamooka native title was recognised for Mulgumpin (Moreton Island) on 27 November 2019.
Read more about native title on Mulgumpin.
Moreton Island National Park and Recreation Area
Joint management arrangements are proposed for Mulgumpin’s national park and recreation area between the Quandamooka People and the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, which would extend on the successful joint management partnership already in place on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island).
Visiting the island’s protected areas
Mulgumpin continues to offer an amazing national park sand island experience on south east Queensland’s doorstep, enabling ongoing recreation:
- Camping and four-wheel drive tracks are open and accessible.
- Camping and vehicle access permits continue to be readily available, and existing fees will still apply.
- Existing camping and vehicle access permits are still valid. Bookings can still be made for the future and will apply regardless of any potential change to management arrangements.
- Beach access is not affected by the native title claim.
Read more about visiting Mulgumpin.
Management transition updates
4 February 2020 – Camping and vehicle access permits for the Moreton Island Recreation Area are now booked and managed through Mulgumpin Camping, owned and operated by the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC). Read more.
10 January 2020 – Bookings and permits to access the Moreton Island Recreation Area are being transitioned to the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation’s (QYAC) booking system in early 2020. Current camping and vehicle access permit bookings continue to remain valid. Read more
This page will be updated with new information as management arrangements progress and are implemented on the island.