Koala Conservation

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Koala Conservation Plan
The City is working hard to conserve koalas across the Gold Coast via the implementation of the city wide Koala Conservation Plan. This Koala Conservation Plan builds on the previous experience and learnings of the Elanora-Currumbin Waters, East Coomera and Burleigh Ridge koala conservation plans, and identifies informed and targeted actions to mitigate key threats to koalas across the city.

Community involvement
It is essential that community members, like you, get involved to ensure the long-term survival of koalas on the Gold Coast. You can get involved by:
  • becoming a member of the Koala Friends Program
  • completing a Koala Sighting Form to report a koala sighting
  • calling 1300 GOLDCOAST (1300 465 326) to report a koala sighting
  • sharing your koala story and uploading photos here.

Learn about koalas, the threats facing them, our conservation efforts to save them and what you can do to help koalas on the Gold Coast here.


Have you found a koala that needs help?

If you see a koala that needs rescuing, call the Wildcare Australia Inc. 24 hour hotline on 07 5527 2444.

What to look out for to know if a koala needs rescuing:
  • being stuck on a fence in a hazardous situation, for example, beside a busy road
  • observed sitting or sleeping on the ground for an extended period
  • sitting in the same tree for more than 48 hours
  • physical signs of injury, for example, limping, inability to climb, blood patches on fur, etc.
  • any visibly missing fur
  • a 'wet' or 'dirty' reddish stained rump
  • conjunctivitis (red, swollen, weepy) eyes.
If you are unsure if a koala requires rescue, please call Wildcare Australia Inc. on 07 5527 2444. Advice can be provided over the phone and a record of the koala's location will be made for further observation or rescue.


Koala Conservation Plan
The City is working hard to conserve koalas across the Gold Coast via the implementation of the city wide Koala Conservation Plan. This Koala Conservation Plan builds on the previous experience and learnings of the Elanora-Currumbin Waters, East Coomera and Burleigh Ridge koala conservation plans, and identifies informed and targeted actions to mitigate key threats to koalas across the city.

Community involvement
It is essential that community members, like you, get involved to ensure the long-term survival of koalas on the Gold Coast. You can get involved by:
  • becoming a member of the Koala Friends Program
  • completing a Koala Sighting Form to report a koala sighting
  • calling 1300 GOLDCOAST (1300 465 326) to report a koala sighting
  • sharing your koala story and uploading photos here.

Learn about koalas, the threats facing them, our conservation efforts to save them and what you can do to help koalas on the Gold Coast here.


Have you found a koala that needs help?

If you see a koala that needs rescuing, call the Wildcare Australia Inc. 24 hour hotline on 07 5527 2444.

What to look out for to know if a koala needs rescuing:
  • being stuck on a fence in a hazardous situation, for example, beside a busy road
  • observed sitting or sleeping on the ground for an extended period
  • sitting in the same tree for more than 48 hours
  • physical signs of injury, for example, limping, inability to climb, blood patches on fur, etc.
  • any visibly missing fur
  • a 'wet' or 'dirty' reddish stained rump
  • conjunctivitis (red, swollen, weepy) eyes.
If you are unsure if a koala requires rescue, please call Wildcare Australia Inc. on 07 5527 2444. Advice can be provided over the phone and a record of the koala's location will be made for further observation or rescue.


  • 22 Jan 2016 - Your koala photo uploads

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    over 4 years ago

    Thank you to all our friends who have uploaded images of their koala sightings.

    Keep them coming and don't forget to tell your friends and neighbours.

    Go here to see the images.

    Thank you to all our friends who have uploaded images of their koala sightings.

    Keep them coming and don't forget to tell your friends and neighbours.

    Go here to see the images.