Koala Woman Says


Although Healesville Sanctuary is famous for koalas, if we are correct with these numbers then where have the wild  koalas gone given the amount of habitat in this electorate? The answer is that the best habitats have been cleared for housing, with any remaining habitat fragmented by busy roads. There are probably a few Koalas between Monbulk and Mount Dandenong but none have been reported since 2007. There have been no reported sightings for 15 years in the rugged eastern 2/3rds of the electorate, an area prone to severe bushfire.

Member for Casey

The Hon Tony Smith MP
Liberal Party of Australia
[email protected]
Suite 1, 1 East Ridge Drive Chirnside Park
VIC 3116

Will he Act or Axe?

Koala Numbers

Estimated AKF Koala Population: 50-100

Estimated Koala Habitat left: 79%

Estimated Federal Government Population: No data. No opinion.

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