About Us

The ACAQ protects and increases access to outdoor climbing areas in

The Australian Climbing Association of Queensland Inc (ACAQ) is the peak body for recreational climbing in Queensland.

ACAQ’s core business includes:

  • advocating to protect and increase access to outdoor climbing areas
  • legitimising the climbing community as stakeholders in plans impacting outdoor recreational spaces
  • giving the climbing community a voice regarding land access issues, in the private, local government and state government sectors.

These goals are achieved through the management committee:

  • drafting management policies that pertain to the sustainability of our limited climbing estate
  • liaising with government and non-government land managers such as Queensland Parks and Wildlife (QPWS)
  • providing input on state and local government plans and policies as they pertain to outdoor recreation
  • consulting and communicating with the climbing community and other community groups
  • maintaining a code of ethics in The Climbers’ Guidelines.

Since its beginnings, the ACAQ has played an integral role establishing and protecting access to popular crags such as Kangaroo Point, Ngungun, Flinders Peak and many more.

The ACAQ is a member of the Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation (QORF)—the peak body for outdoor recreational activity in Queensland.

We work for members and are funded by membership. To achieve our goals, the ACAQ needs you.

The ACAQ Facebook Group is the place to go to discuss anything to do with access.

The AGM is held annually in early September.

Access starts with each of us. If you would like to work with the ACAQ please reach out to us via the Contact Us page.