Koala Woman Says


This electorate includes the 2,500 square kilometre Otway Ranges. For years the Victorian Government used the Otway Ranges “Koala over-population problem” as an excuse to avoid greater protection for Victoria’s Koalas – they “had to many”. Now we know that the “problem” is limited to a few hundred hectares where the Victorian Government has recently culled over 700 Koalas. This is not sustainable management and cannot be used as an excuse against a Koala Protection Act any longer.  Our scientists have said this many Koalas, but I am not so sure. 

Elsewhere in this electorate there are Koalas around Lorne and in the Brisbane Ranges near Meredith.

Member for Corangamite

Ms Libby Coker MP
Australian Labor Party
[email protected]
3A/195 Colac Road, Waurn Ponds
VIC 3216

Will she Act or Axe?

Koala Numbers

Estimated AKF Koala Population: 3,500-6,000

Estimated Koala Habitat left: 42.5%

Estimated Federal Government Population: 45,000-70,000

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