Koala Woman Says


This area was first settled in the 1850s. The fur trade probably decimated koalas in this region but little historical data is available. Urbanisation began in earnest in the 1950s and now of course this is outer-city Melbourne with less than 1% of original habitat remaining. No Koalas have been reported since 1965.


Member for Chisholm

The Hon Julia Banks MP
Liberal Party of Australia
[email protected]
PO Box 102 Burwood
VIC 3125

Will she Act or Axe?

Koala Numbers

Estimated AKF Koala Population: Extinct

Estimated Koala Habitat left: 0.8%

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.