Our supporters make these activities possible:
- Identifying and clearing weeds that threaten the survival of macadamia trees
- Supporting landholders to conserve macadamia trees on their property
- Rehabilitating sites where macadamia trees are found
- Establishing wild macadamia arboreta to conserve threatened populations
- Encouraging macadamia research
- Sharing information on wild macadamias
You can help too!
- Join Us as a Wild Macadamia Champion
- Donate to our practical conservation activities.
- If you are interested in sponsorship or other partnerships with the Macadamia Conservation Trust, please contact Denise Bond on 0488 432 226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Macadamia industry support
There is a flourishing industry based on growing, processing and selling macadamia nuts. Some of these businesses support the conservation of wild macadamias and their habitat through project sponsorship – see details on our the News and Projects page.
Special thanks to Marquis Macadamia which has donated $10,000 a year since 2015 – we use these funds to restore macadamia habitat, and to support new and innovative conservation projects such as the macadamia longevity project and cryopreservation of macadamia embryos for long-term storage of wild DNA.
The David Knappick Foundation generously supported research that confirmed the importance of wild macadamia genetic diversity to the development of cultivars with improved performance and resistance to pests and disease.
Two growers, the Steinhardt family and Big Scrub Macadamias have made a long term commitment to host wild macadamia arboreta. These living collections will be an insurance policy against unexpected loss of wild populations through fire, flood or illegal clearing.
MWT Macadamia made a wonderful contribution when they authorised Grower Services Officer Andrew Burnside to spend part of his time supporting macadamia conservation. Now retired, MCT is lucky to have Andy as an active member of our Management Committee.
Thanks to all our supporters, past and present:
The Australian Macadamia Society (AMS) is the peak industry body for the Australian macadamia industry.
The Marquis Group is the world’s largest macadamia grower.
Macadamias Australia is a division of the Steinhardt Group which was founded in 1958 by Ron and Marion Steinhardt.
Big Scrub Macadamias is a family owned and operated farm in Northern NSW, Australia.
Suncoast Gold Macadamias (SGM) was established in 1985 as a macadamia grower co-operative.
CL Macs is part of a group of companies encompassing the growing, processing, and sale of macadamia nuts.
Nutworks is a macadamia processor and retailer based on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland.
MWT Foods is a global food supplier based in Australia, family owned and operated since 1965.
Alloway Macadamia has been farming macadamias since 1988 and produces nut in shell and macadamia oil.
Brookfarm is a leading Australian gourmet food producer committed to regenerative agriculture.
MCT1 is a popular new commercial macadamia variety, named after the Macadamia Conservation Trust. Ian and Jan McConachie generously donated the Plant Breeder Variety Rights for MCT1 to the MCT. A Royalty fee of $4 is payable for each MCT1 tree purchased and this income funds many of our conservation projects.
Community and Government Support
The Trust applies for grants from governments and philanthropic organisations – the following organisations have contributed to wild macadamia conservation projects:
Local Government NSW are the voice of local government in NSW, working with councils to support, promote and improve communities throughout our state.
University of the Sunshine Coast, Southern Cross University, University of Queensland, University of New England, University of Tasmania.
As the grower-owned, not-for-profit research and development corporation for Australia’s horticulture industry, Hort Innovation’s primary function is creating value for horticulture growers and those across the horticulture supply chain.
Healthy Land and Water is an independent organisation dedicated to improving and protecting South East Queensland’s environment.
The Foundation for Australia’s Most Endangered Species Limited (FAME) has a vision to prevent any further extinction of Australian flora and fauna.
Armsign design, manufacture and install custom signage and structures throughout Australia.