News & events

This year, the AKF is 30 years old. When Lorraine, Ann Sharp and I first started in 1988, we all sat around and thought “gee, how can we get the Koala message out to the world?”, so we had our first Save the Koala Month that year. It seems like yesterday in some respects, but also a very long time ago. I never, and I mean never thought that I would be still here trying to “save the Koala”. It...
KoalaMap has been up and running for over five years now and has over 2,200 sightings reported by its members in NSW, QLD, SA, and VIC. These sightings are crucial to the AKF's work: not only can we see where Koalas are, we can see how healthy they are (and if they have joeys) and the threats they face in different areas (disease, car strikes and dogs).This data provides us with the information...
Happy Save The Koala Month 2016, Koala lovers! We're excited to see the fun events, activities, and fundraising our supporters all over the world will get up to this September. What are you doing for #STKM2016? Click here for help with your idea! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for exciting merchandise promotions, contests, and special messages from the AKF. In case you missed our last...
Yesterday, Deborah Tabart OAM delivered a press conference concerning the loss of 84,000 hectares of Queensland’s koala’s habitat. She is grateful for the press coverage about this concerning situation; she states: “I am more and more convinced that the Koala needs a Koala Protection Act. The only things that will save the Koala now are decent laws and enforcement of them.” To read more about...
September is the breeding season for this beloved Australian icon, so we thought there was no better way to support these beautiful creatures than by sharing the 'love'. This is the time of year when we encourage koala lovers all over the world to help fundraise for the AKF and support our work to protect koalas in the wild. So our question to you is: How will you help koalas in 2016? Visit the...
It's time to start thinking of fabulous ways to raise funds for the Australian Koala Foundation! Save The Koala Month is every September and is the chance for koala lovers to host a creative fundraising event, big or small, anywhere in the world. Previous events have included everything from community barbeques to cake stalls, and donation boxes in your workplaces or local community centres make...
The AKF, like all Australians, is waiting until our new Government is formed and ready to enact a Koala Protection Act. We now have great clarity about what we need to do over the next three years, and we are planning for 2019.
Hello Koala lovers, Australia goes to the polls this Saturday. Matilda is still on the road spreading concern for the Koala, and of course her prime mission is to have our political leaders support a Koala Protection Act. After our road trip, Matilda and I are clear about the following. That all four current leaders, Mr. Turnbull (LNP) Mr. Shorten (Labor), Mr. Di Natale (Greens) and Mr. Joyce (...
Hello Koala lovers, I am writing this in a little motel in Narrandera. Matilda and I arrived last night, and she was stabled in a lovely spot on the edge of the Murrumbidgee River where there is beautiful Koala habitat. This morning I will be going with the local koala group to look at some wild Koalas. One of the things that has really been shown to me as we travel around is that the east coast...
Matilda, a surprising celebrity candidate in the upcoming Australian election, is going on the campaign trail starting 6 June to seek support for a Koala Protection Act – new legislation the Federal Government must pass if the Koala and its habitat are to be safe in the future. Matilda’s childhood friend Urban of the Koala Army has asked her to travel around Australia to meet disillusioned voters...