How to Help

koala crossing

Koala crossing. Coomera Waters, Queensland. Photo: Mark Gerada

Koala Land is a starting point for helping koalas.

Koala’s in trouble

How can I tell if a koala is sick or injured?

What to do if you see a sick, injured or dead koala

If you see a koala in trouble contact;

Australian Wildlife Hospital – 1300 369 652

Daisy Hill Koala Centre Ambulance – 07 3299 1032

Friends of the Koala Northern Rivers NSW – 02 6622 1233

Koala Hospital Port Maquarie – 02 6584 1522

Gympie and District Wildcare Australia – 07 5483 7777

Ipswich Koala Protection Society – 07 5464 6274 or 07 3282 5035

Moreton Bay Koala Rescue – 0401 080 333

Redlands 24 Hour Wildlife Rescue – 07 3833 4031

RSPCA Animal Ambulance – 1300 ANIMAL or 1300 852 188

Sunshine Coast Koala Rescue – 0423 618 740 or 0431 300 729

Wildcare Australia – 07 5527 2444

Koalas in Care – 0439 406 770 or 02 6552 2183

If you live in or near koala habitat, the things you can start by doing things in your own backyard. We have to think differently about our fences, our dogs, the way we drive, even planting koala trees can make a difference. We will be providing a list of what trees koalas like, including plants that provide shade for koalas in the hot summer months. You might have suggestions – what are you doing in your own backyard and neighbourhood to help koalas?

Stay Informed about Koalas

Queensland government koala conservation resources, facts and information sheets (pdf downloads)

Koala conservation: the facts – Explaining issues and plans regarding koala conservation.

Development in koala habitat areas in the South East Queensland Region – The Koala Plan includes criteria for development assessment. These are referred to as the koala conservation criteria and are called up by the South East Queensland Regional Plan 2005 – 2026 (SEQ Regional Plan). The SEQ Regional Plan requires development in Koala Habitat Areas to be assessed against the koala conservation criteria.

Vegetation clearing practices – The clearing of koala habitat trees can result in the injury or death of koalas that are either present in a tree being felled or in one nearby.

Trees for koalas: coastal south-east Queensland - Conservation of koalas in the future will depend largely on private property owners managing their properties to retain or improve koala habitat.

Koalas and dogs – Dog attacks on koalas are among the most significant threats that need to be addressed. This fact sheet provides more information on this issue and how dog owners can play their part in protecting koalas.

Koalas and cars – 3792 koalas were taken to koala hospitals in south-east Queensland between 1997 and mid-2008 after being hit by cars.

More koala facts, infomation and resources

By learning, we will become more aware so that we can let government and the building and development industry know what we want. By demanding more humane and sustainable methods of using the land, we can help the building and property development industry to give us better places to live so that koalas can live as well.
We recommend that you visit the Australian Koala Foundation and Koala Central. The David Suzuki Foundation has also suggested referring to Driven to Action, which deals specifically with issues of urban sprawl – this guide outlines how to gather people in your community to discuss issues, as well as how to contact media and government.

Also, were you aware that the koala is the subject of a current Federal Government of Australia Senate Inquiry?

And keep an eye out for National Threatened Species Day, September 7.

GCCC Koala Conservation Project