News and Events

Keep up with the latest news and events happening around Wild Koala Day and the conservation of Koalas in the Wild.

Campbelltown Koala Tree Planting in Mirage News

Mirage News (Wollongong) NSW ran this great story on April 5, 2019 about Wild Koala Day tree planting at Campbelltown.   Full article here: https://www.miragenews.com/support-your-local-koala-by-planting-trees-on-wild-koala-day/

Wild Koala Day in the news in Melbourne

Congratulations Mornington Peninsula Koala Conservation for getting coverage for Wild Koala Day and their event on Friday 3 May.  Register here. Mornington Peninsula News ran this story about Wild Koala Day on 30 April, 2019: Read full article here:...

Animal Rescue Professionals (USA) support Wild Koala Day

Wild Koala Day organiser Janine Duffy was interviewed by Chris from Animal Rescue Professionals Association (USA) about koalas, their threats, what everyone around the world can do to help them, and Wild Koala Day. Listen to the podcast here: Animal Rescue...

How Dutch tourists can help koalas

Published by Aussie Specialist travel agent Walkabout Australia / New Zealand, The Netherlands, on 1 May 2019.   Sommige dieren verdienen een eigen dag (Some animals deserve a day of their own) Walkabout draagt graag bij aan de ondersteuning van het overleven van...

On Wild Koala Day, May 3, wear a gum leaf to show you love koalas

On Friday May 3 koala conservationists Australia-wide are asking everyone to go outside, pick up a gum leaf from the ground and pin it on your shirt. Tag #wildkoaladay or #wearthegumleaf so we can share your gum leaf pin pics with the world! Gum leaves are the perfect...

Wild Koala Day 2018 Results

Wild Koala Day May 3 2018 was a huge success. Here are the results:   14 independent Wild Koala Day events Australia-wide! Events ranged from koala tree planting, to information stalls, field days and walks, weeding and charity auctions. Some events were run on...

Koala kisses in the gum-trees | Wild Koala Day

Koala joey Kozo is one year old and almost ready to leave her mum, KiKi. For several weeks the pair have been sitting in the same tree, but not together. This is one of the first steps to independence for a koala joey. The bond between mother koala and joey is very...

The Bush needs Koalas

Koalas are part of the ecosystems that sustain life on this planet. The Bush needs Koalas, and koalas need The Bush. That’s why Wild Koala Day, May 3 is important to celebrate and protect koalas in the wild.

Wild Koala Day 2018: Homes For Everybody

Koalas can live in suburbs and towns.  Koalas can live successfully near humans. Around Australia there are many examples of suburbs and towns where koalas live due to sensitive development and good town planning.  These places are also great places for people to...