In 2013, Keep Australia Beautiful Queensland celebrated its 42nd birthday and with that came a name change to Keep Queensland Beautiful.
The organisation had its beginnings in the second-half of the 1960s, when the RACQ established a voluntary committee representing local and state governments, community and service associations and business and commerce groups to deliver three successive anti-litter campaigns to Queensland.
The then Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Clem Jones, launched that campaign, which, within a few years, grew to become the Keep Queensland Tidy Committee and ultimately the Keep Australia Beautiful Council Queensland Incorporated.
Since 1971, when the first Annual General Meeting of the Keep Australia Beautiful Council (Qld) Incorporated was held in a canteen at the RACQ headquarters in Brisbane, tens of thousands of dedicated Queenslanders and hundreds of committed local councils have worked towards improving their local environments.
The revitalised Keep Queensland Beautiful organisation continues to inspire Queenslanders to make a difference, working across a full range of environmental sustainability issues.