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.


  • Have you got a story about a recent koala encounter you'd like to share?

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    Have you got a story about a recent koala encounter you'd like to share?

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  • If you have seen any koalas on the Gold Coast, whether healthy, sick or deceased, please take the time to complete the following survey.

    Complete a separate survey form for each individual koala sighting.

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    If you have seen any koalas on the Gold Coast, whether healthy, sick or deceased, please take the time to complete the following survey.

    Complete a separate survey form for each individual koala sighting.

    Information privacy

    Uploading a photo - terms and conditions

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  • Dear Educator,

    The Koala Conservation Education Program for Year 4 and Year 7 is now available for download from the City of Gold Coast koala conservation web pages.

    The purpose of this guide is to give teachers an overview of the Koala Conservation Education Program and to highlight the relevant Australian Curriculum links so that teachers can determine where it is best suited for use within the curriculum.

    The Koala Conservation Education Program aims to provide an opportunity for local school students to develop their knowledge and understanding of koalas and their habitat as well as the current threats and

    Dear Educator,

    The Koala Conservation Education Program for Year 4 and Year 7 is now available for download from the City of Gold Coast koala conservation web pages.

    The purpose of this guide is to give teachers an overview of the Koala Conservation Education Program and to highlight the relevant Australian Curriculum links so that teachers can determine where it is best suited for use within the curriculum.

    The Koala Conservation Education Program aims to provide an opportunity for local school students to develop their knowledge and understanding of koalas and their habitat as well as the current threats and conservation measures affecting the species.

    We would like to ask for your feedback on the program if you have implemented it in your school and if not what may encourage you to make use of the resource in the future.

    Please take the short six question survey to let us know how the Koala Conservation Education Program can better serve you and ensure its use within the school curriculum.

    Regards,

    The Koala Team

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