Koala Woman Says


This area of Victoria cannot have the 7000 animals that the Government asserts. We know that Koalas have been declining in the Mt Macedon – Hanging Rock area for 15 years, and there are a few around Castlemaine. Sightings are rare elsewhere in this electorate, the habitat is highly fragmented and we do not believe the Victorian Government has any data to prove this density.

Member for Bendigo

Ms Lisa Chesters MP
Australian Labor Party
[email protected]
PO Box 338 Bendigo
VIC 3550

Will she Act or Axe?

Koala Numbers

Estimated AKF Koala Population: 200-400

Estimated Koala Habitat left: 49.2%

Estimated Federal Government Population: 3000-7000

The Victorian Government opposed the protection of the koala and there is no Federal protective legislation in place.