The Queensland Youth Environment Council (QYEC) is a diverse group of young Queenslanders aged between 12 and 25 years. The inaugural Council was formed in May 2007 for the purpose of providing advice to the Queensland Government through the then Minister for Sustainability, Climate Change and Innovation, and the Minister for Education, Training and the Arts on key environmental and sustainability issues (including climate change, water use, renewable energy, waste and biodiversity conservation). The Ministers also asked Council members to act as youth leaders to enhance awareness, and inspire other youth to take action to achieve a more environmentally sustainable Queensland.

In June 2012, the Queensland Youth Environment Council was disbanded by the Newman Queensland Government. In 2016, with the support of the Honourable Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection, National Parks and Great Barrier Reef; Dr. Steven Miles MP, Keep Queensland Beautiful will re-establish the Council to lead and inspire Queensland youth, with members being selected from across the State through the education sectors and key stakeholder groups. 

A recruitment drive is currently underway to fill a number of vacancies on the committee (2019-2020 tenure).

This page and a future website is currently in development. For more information, please contact the QYEC secretariat within Keep Queensland Beautiful via email: info@qyec.org.au