News & events

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.
Some good news for once, and no better day for it than Save The Koala Day! The Kybeyan Nature Reserve west of Cooma will be expanded with the purchase of an additional 1,000 hectares of koala habitat. Deborah Tabart, chief executive of the Australian Koala Foundation, welcomed the announcement as a Save the Koala Day present. "I think it's a thrill that we've got this new land," she said. "A rare...
How you you've helped The AKF would like to thank all the parks, organisations, businesses, and families who have supported our work and helped raise awareness for Koalas this September. We have been run off our feet with online orders and visits to our Brisbane store. Thank you for all your support to the AKF and helping to raise awareness for the Koalas! Did you see? Did you hear? The AKF...
A very happy Save The Koala Day to all Koala lovers worldwide! We want to thank you all for your support and for any events, activities, workshops, or fundraising that you hosted or attended this month. Check out the amazing staff from John Mills Himself for Save The Koala Day - get the best cup of coffee in Queensland from the Koala Army today! Deborah Tabart OAM has written a special diary...
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...