News & events

Hello Koala lovers, I am going to Quinlan's tomorrow and I will do what I love best; be in the bush. Quinlan’s is looking beautiful because we have had good rain and many of the trees and shrubs planted are starting to thrive. In the spring, it was marvellous to see seed on some of the lovely understorey we planted nearly 4 years ago. This will mean that the seeds will now blow in the wind and...
The Newcastle Herald reports that "more than 9000 hectares of koala habitat was burnt" in this week's bushfires in the Port Stephens area. For the local koala population, the situation is looking very grim, with carers suspecting the worst outcome as those koalas that have been displaced or injured only now starting to emerge. Rescuers have retrieved two koalas so far, a male named Koolah who was...
Eight koalas have been spotted in the heights of Mount Kembla in the Illawarra region south of Sydney, ending a 70 year hiatus of no koala presence in the area. There has also been a lot of bellowing heard, the sound male koalas make when looking for a female. This suggests that mating may be going on as well, which is more fantastic news for the koala population in this area. Hunting of koalas...
Christmas is coming, Koala lovers, and our Save The Koala Shop is full of exciting new items, as well as our classics this holiday season. Check out our catalogue of key pieces , keep an eye on our Facebook page for product highlights, and visit the shop online or in person at 40 Charlotte Street to find the perfect gift for yourself or a loved on. Don't forget that adopting a Koala and planting...
A couple of videos have gone viral from South Australia in the past week, including a Koala and her Joey taking a morning stroll and a family that had a Koala wander into their home . While both of these incidents show the Koalas in no immediate distress, almost feeling ‘at home’ in these urban environments, they’re wonderful reminders that we moved into their neighbourhoods, not the other way...
Our newsletter for the month of October was published today - click here to read it! It features a video from our celebration of Save The Koala Day 2016, an article from Finance Manager Lorraine O'Keefe about her annual Save The Koala Tour , plus features from our participation at the recent Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA) Rights of Nature Tribunal, and highlights of exciting new...
The Australian Koala Foundation was proud to take part in this Saturday's Rights of Nature Tribunal, organised by Dr Michelle Maloney of the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA). Our maps were featured in presentations by Susie Russell from the North East Forest Alliance and Jess Beckerling from the Western Australian Forest Alliance, for the ‘Forests of Australia’ case. The Koala was also a...
Hello Koala Lovers, On Friday I wrote to the Premier of Queensland and also the Federal Minister for the Environment and Energy . The Queensland Minister for the Environment, Mr. Steven Miles has asked for submissions regarding Koala conservation in South East Queensland, the deadline for which is Friday, October 21 st . For regular readers of my Diary, you will know that he was the Minister who...
You may have heard about Cashew this week, as this Koala's latest walkabout in downtown Ipswich went viral . From suburban streets to the downtown core, Cashew is proof that Koalas can travel to just about anywhere when looking for love in the spring season. "What an incredible Koala – now 11 years old (and looking very young in spirit) has dodged cars, dogs and urbanisation" commented AKF CEO...
With spring in full swing, we've had a fresh group of Joeys join our Adoption programme! Click here to learn more about adopting a Joey, or even a Koala mum and joey to support our work.