Ferling, 26, made her debut for the Queensland Fire as a teenager and has been a squad stalwart for almost a decade.

The right-arm pace bowler announced yesterday that she has accepted a two-year deal to join the ACT Meteors in the Women's National Cricket League. 

Ferling, who claimed the Fire Players' Player award at the Queensland Cricket Awards dinner last month, made her WNCL debut for Queensland in 2012 and went onto play 53 List A games and 36 WT20 games for the Fire.

She was an inaugural signing for the WBBL Brisbane Heat and played 32 matches with the club.

Ferling has played Test, ODI and T20 cricket for Australia, making a total of 34 appearances for her country including playing in the 2013 World Cup.

Queensland Cricket CEO Terry Svenson wished the Kingaroy product every success in her new role.

"Obviously we are saddened to see her move from Queensland but certainly wish her the best for the future,'' he said.

"Holly has been an exemplarary player for Queensland and her profile and accessability has inspired a generation of young girls to experience and enjoy the game."

"She has been a generous and loyal team member of the Queensland Fire and a leader and mentor for younger players on and off the field."

Ferling will be joined in Canberra by her Wests teammate Annie Wikman who played the back half of last season with the Meteors in the WNCL.

Sandgate-Redcliffe left-arm pace bowler Julia Cavanough, a member of the Queensland Under-19 women's team that won the national titles last month, has also accepted an offer to join Tasmania for the coming WNCL season.