About us – the charity groups behind Wild Koala Day

We are a group of koala charities, not for profit organisations, wildlife carers and concerned individuals that fight for wild koalas. ​ ​ We come from all over Australia, and around the world.  ​ Please read about us and feel welcome to connect with us.

You don’t have to be a koala charity to be involved – we welcome anyone and everyone to become a supporter of Wild Koala Day.

KoalaTracker KoalaTracker is the national crowdsourced koala map, putting location, points of impact and cause of death and injury on the public record. A hub for the sharing of information it has shown state habitat maps to be in error, the location of koalas where governments thought there were none, engaged communities in localised conservation and advocacy, provided councils with essential location and risk mitigation data and empowered university research with high quality data sourced from members of the public and rescue groups. Provided for free, it is self-funded by creator Alex Harris.

Detection Dogs for Conservation ​ Koala scat surveys using detection dogs, detection dogs training and testing, grant writing, working in collaboration with government and NGOs on koala projects including: koala health and genetic research, koala and rehabilitation, koala habitat connectivity ; student projects, community engagement, collaboration and partnership on everything koala, networking and development of new research projects

Koala Care Fraser Coast Koalas Fraser Coast is here to provide an enjoyable, friendly, informative page about the local Koalas in the Fraser Coast region

Save and protect the koala of the somerset region The survival of Australia’s iconic and unique Koala now and in the future is reliant on US the community and the shared guardians of the Somerset Region Koalas

Koala Action Group Gympie Region The Gympie region Koala Action Group seeks to ensure the conservation and protection of koalas and koala habitat through activities/actions and education.

Noosa Koala Sightings This page has been set up to raise awareness of koalas in their natural environment and to help preserve their habitat. It shares photos of koala sightings in the Noosa area, but also of general interest to preserving and protecting koalas for future generations. It liaises regularly with other koala groups. It publishes photos we take when visiting Noosa National Park and checking on resident koalas’ health. It invites friends in sharing detailed location information including which tree and if on private property, the suburb and general area to help understand where Koalas might be. Sighting information is made available to Koalatracker and the relevant wildlife and local authorities to help care for our Koalas and their environment. Photos and videos are welcome and can be uploaded anytime.

OWAD Environment ​ Independent professionals and Koala conservation ecologists. ​ They specialise in Koala distribution surveys and Koala habitat conservation. They are Certified Environmental Professionals (Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand), and work with a certified professional detection dog for their surveys. ‘Taz’ detects Koala scats and Quoll scats concurrently. They work primarily with local and State governments, and conservation organisations. The wider community can contribute to OWAD Environment’s pro bono activities for community groups by liking Taz’s Facebook page

Queensland Koala Crusaders Inc.  An incorporated association dedicated to improving koala conservation outcomes. Its mission is to be “a voice for the koala”. ​ The group’s formation followed the Sunshine Coast Koala Summit held in August 2012. Foundation members were drawn from existing groups already operating in South East Queensland: Koala Action Pine Rivers, Moreton Bay Koala Rescue and Koala Diaries.We also work co-operatively with other like-minded conservation organisations, including the Bob Irwin Wildlife & Conservation Foundation, and Queensland experts recognised internationally for their work with koalas. The Queensland Koala Crusaders Inc committee believes very much in the value of a grass-roots approach to koala conservation – those who are closest to the problems are also arguably closest to the solutions. The committee’s combined experience in koala conservation – including rescue, rehabilitation and advocacy – spans more than three quarters of a century.

Moreton Bay Koala Rescue We provide a 24/7 rescue service for sick, injured and orphaned koalas for the Moreton Bay region and all suburbs north of Brisbane, rescue hotline 0401 080 333

Eurobodalla Koalas Project ​ Eurobodalla Koalas Project is looking for volunteers to do project management, research (field surveys, statistical analysis and/or GIS modelling), lobbying and promotion of the Eurobodalla Koala Recovery Strategy. ​                        Facebook ​                                           Website ​                                    Membership ​ ​                                                                                                                    Help Save the wildlife and bushlands in Campbelltown       We started this page in the hopes to raise awareness for our local wildlife and help protect them in their natural habitat in surrounding areas. Our first sighting of a koala (Alexis) gave us the idea of creating the page as we had no idea we had wildlife so close to home. The page was created back in 2013 when we met Alexis for the first time. The page is to help raise awareness, support our wildlife with developments etc, inform the community of what is going on around them and how they can help but most importantly we are here to be the voices for the wildlife. ​                                           Facebook                                                                                                                        Koala Gardens at Tuckurimba

Koala Gardens is a private property dedicated to regeneration of native habitat. Situation in a koala corridor there has been a huge increase in koala numbers since daily data collection started in 2014. Koala Gardens believes that private landowners have huge potential to impact koala decline by dedicating all or parts of their land to regeneration and placing conservation agreements on those areas. Habitat is the critical issue at the core of the koala crisis. Restoring safe habitat is the long term strategy that has the potential to save koalas and Koala Gardens is proud to be a part of the effort to do this. Follow the daily koala sightings of the colony and of koalas that move through the corridor on our Facebook page

Read more about the property and colony members at Koala Gardens

Port Stephens Koalas                            ​Port Stephens Koalas was established in 2016. This organisation is the new embodiment of the Hunter Koala Preservation Society (HKPS) formed in June 1987. The name change of our organisation became necessary as technology advanced and people outside the Hunter Valley interested in our koalas, misinterpreted “Hunter” as meaning that we are “hunting” koalas, when our intentions are about “saving” koalas. Statutory obligations had also progressed so greatly that a new constitution was necessary. Further, to raise more funds to support our work, the Society needed to gain Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status through the Register of Environmental Organisations (REO). The Society is now a company limited by guarantee and well placed for the future. The main impetus for our formation was the continual threat to koalas from impending development and the resultant loss of their habitat. The Society maintains a comprehensive data base of sick and injured koalas’ statistics going back to 1995 which assists in identifying accurately where this unique Australian marsupial lives. Port Stephens Koalas is determined to establish a Koala Hospital facility to help rehabilitate sick, injured and orphaned koalas in order to return them to the wild, as well as educating many more people about the need to preserve the precious habitat of Port Stephens koalas and other wildlife. Our aim is for koalas to return to their natural habitat, reproduce, and live a happy life after rehabilitation.                       Facebook                                           Website                                                                                                                         Animal Link Foundation ​ Animal Link Foundation links craft people with Wildlide rescuers. We send joey pouches and birds nests for rehabilitation. Please contact  Animal Link Foundation if you would like to knit or sew pouches and liners.  We also sponsor homeless pets. ​    Facebook

Save our aussie icon mr koala ​ • Page Owner – Nikki Willmette and Shane Newsham • Currently a member of Hunter Koala Preservation Society • Previously a volunteer at Walkabout park Somersby. Our page came into being to strive to increase awareness revolving around the issues relating to koala conservation care and education .Furthermore our page plans to provide a platform from which koala charities can publish relevant information. Indeed our page is also ideal for koala lovers and carers to express their opinions and concerns and to raise much needed funds considering koala charities receive no government support. Our page ,which has world wide support,has already achieved marked success in raising funds and awareness for a number of koala charities. Our page does not receive any funds directly,but as stated we do provide an opportunity for the public to donate directly to the charity of their choice. In essence our page can unite koala lovers to organisations that do not have access to funding or the capacity to canvass big business. We follow koala charities who rescue and rehabilitate sick,injured or distressed koalas back to the wild. Our page addresses all the issues,the good,the bad and the ugly but never overlooking the plain fact that the koala is overwhelmingly loveable and cute. Finally we will always endeavour to support other not for profit koala platforms. ​                                      Facebook

Bangalow Koalas Inc. is a community driven not-for-profit incorporated association formed to provide stewardship for our local koalas. Our purpose is to educate, involve and inspire the Bangalow community in advocating for, protecting, and supporting our local Koala population.
Our immediate goal is strengthening and connecting the existing Koala Wildlife Corridor in Bangalow  to sections of Koala habitat on the western edge of Bangalow, by planting native shelter and food trees for Koalas in defined, strategic locations. Our long-term goal is extending the corridor westward, forming a linkage of habitat from Bangalow out to Lismore, allowing Koalas to move more safely across the local landscape.                                       Facebook                                           Website

Koala Clancy Foundation ​ Together, we are making a difference for the future of wild koalas! ​ Koalas are one of the ten species worldwide most at risk from climate change. Increased carbon dioxide in the air is changing the chemical composition of eucalyptus leaves, making it harder for koalas to find food. In the seven years from 2007 to 2014, we documented a 46% decrease in koala numbers in the You Yangs. However, koala sightings have increased in one region of the You Yangs – an area where we conduct our Make a Home for Koala Clancy weed removal project. Removing Boneseed weeds does help koalas. ​ We are passionate about our environment and our future depends on us to take action. Working together, we have a chance to create a world where our children – and the children of the future – can celebrate wildlife and appreciate Koalas IN THE WILD.
Koala Clancy Foundation is the major supporter of Wild Koala Day and paid for this website. ​ FacebookWebsite Membership

Southern Ash Wildlife Shelter Inc Victoria Rescue raise rehabilitate research wild Victorian koalas ​ Facebook – Southern Ash Wildlife ShelterFacebook – Sam the Koala ​

Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours social enterprise wildlife tour operator based in Melbourne. Our Wild Koala Research Project, fully funded by tourists, provides the data that showed the catastrophic decline of You Yangs koalas, and led us to take action by forming the  Koala Clancy Foundation and Wild Koala Day. Echidna Walkabout is the major donor and supporter of Koala Clancy Foundation and Wild Koala Day.

Koala House & Critters and Unconditional love all creatures great and small ​ Just a little about me, my name is Lisa and I have a love for all Creatures great and small. I have a page called unconditional love all creatures great and small and I make handmade items and get a lot of help from my Mother and Father and friends in which I really appreciate. The help I get I’m raising much needed money for the Adeliade Koala & Wildlife Hospital so I make these to sell for the Koala’s and Wildlife, so when you purchase from me 100% goes to the Koala’s. ​ Facebook – Koala House Critters ​ Facebook – Unconditional love all creatures great and small
Fauna Rescue of SA Inc, Koala Team was formed 5 years ago with the intended purpose of taking over the responsibility of rescuing Koalas from the RSPCA. A small group of 7 Fauna Rescue members were recruited to start the Koala Team and this group of dedicated Koala rescuers and carers has now grown and comprises 80 rescuers and 16 accredited carers. We are a dedicated team conducting rescues 24 hours a day,7 days a week and have dedicated Koala Hot Line for the public to call which runs hot especially during summer months. Our passion and commitment to South Australian Koalas is unwavering and we are keen to see the team and service grow. ​ Facebook Website Membership

The Koalition Bringing Koala-friendly people together: a platform for information exchange, fostering mutual support amongst Koala supporters & friends. United we stand! ​ Facebook
International Koala Intervention ​ Koala lovers around the world, unite. The Koala is currently destined for extinction. It doesn’t have to be this way. This group is for people around the world to take action and tell those in power. We also need to raise awareness globally to let the koala lovers of the world know that koalas are in serious trouble. This group can allow people outside of Australia and horrified by current events to act. There are two main activities here: 1) Campaigning (share and sign petitions, letter writing, social media awareness, phone radio stations etc) 2) Recruitment (millions of koala lovers exist worldwide – let them know they need help and that this is the place to come) Anyone can propose a campaign so if you see a problem that could benefit from more attention, post about it with details of how we can help (for example, who should we contact?). If you have just joined this group, please tell us your country and language. Thank you for taking action for koalas. ​ facebook