Koala Woman Says
Bargo south of Campbelltown has the honour of the first recorded sighting of a Koala in 1798. There are still a few Koalas in the area, but most records are suspiciously next to the Hume Highway and are probably roadkills. There are a few north of Mittagong in Nattai National Park, and some more in Belanglo State Forest. There may be a few around Boorowa but there are no recent records. After the redistribution half of this electorate is now in Eden-Monaro and Riverina, but there were no recent Koala records here. However it does now include the Appin area where there are still a few.
Member for Hume
Will he Act or Axe?
Estimated AKF Koala Population: 700-1500
Estimated Koala Habitat left: 37.2%
Estimated Federal Government Population: No data. No opinion.
Listed as vulnerable to extinction under the EPBC Act (May 2012)