Koala Woman Says


This electorate lies between the Adelaide Hills and the city and Koalas are mostly seen in the suburbs bordering the Hills for example Waterfall Gully, Rosslyn Park and Highbury. The Princes Highway goes through Waterfall Gully, so there are lots of vehicle strikes in that area. Koalas are also seen in other suburbs where additional threats such as dog attack and disease are the basis of many other Koala sighting reports. Healthy Koalas are generally reported from roadsides, but they might well fall victim to the next car that comes along. Most vehicle strikes occur at night so you might ask “is there enough street lighting?” Probably not.

Member for Sturt

The Hon Christopher Pyne MP
Liberal Party of Australia
[email protected]
429 Magill Rd St Morris
SA 5068

Will he Act or Axe?

Koala Numbers

Estimated AKF Koala Population: 250 - 2600

Estimated Koala Habitat left: 6.4%

Estimated Federal Government Population: 255

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