Moreton Island Protection Committee Inc
What is MIPC?
Moreton Island Protection Committee (MIPC) is an incorporated association established in 1978 with the aim of preserving the vegetation, fauna and natural features of Moreton Island which lies approximately 40 kilometres off the coast of Queensland from Brisbane. Like Stradbroke and Fraser it is a sand island composed of a mass of sand caught on and built up behind a rock outcrop (Cape Moreton) and is 34 kms long and 10 kms at its widest point. In the mid-1990s the island was declared a national park finally revoking sand-mining leases which had existed since 1975.
Organisation of MIPC
MIPC is a voluntary, non-profit organisation deriving its funds from membership fees, fund-raising and donations which are tax-deductible. The executive meets regularly to discuss and attend to general business and decision-making. For information on membership fees and to join click here Membership
Activities of MIPC
MIPC camping weekends provide not only an economical and enjoyable way to visit Moreton Island, but also achieve many of its conservation goals. Visitors are introduced to low impact camping, and the volunteer workers undertake projects designed to protect nature on Moreton Island.
Transport from the mainland to the campsite is via barge and 4WD vehicle. A field kitchen and marquees on a share basis are usually available for Blue Lagoon trips. However, campers are welcome to bring their own camping equipment if desired but must bring their own food, cooking utensils and sleeping gear. Park toilets and showers are available. For dates of upcoming camps click here 'What's On'.