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Koala Sighting Sign

There are simple things you can do to help ensure the future of koalas on the Gold Coast.

Report all koala sightings

Please report koala sightings (whether healthy, injured, sick or deceased) to City of Gold Coast on 1300 GOLDCOAST
(1300 465 326), by submitting a koala sighting online or completing our koala sighting form.

Find the link to our koala sighting form below.

This information helps us monitor the effectiveness of conservation strategies and assists with future conservation planning for koalas living in the city. Please also report sick or injured koalas directly to Wildcare Australia on 07 5527 2444.

Remember koalas can inflict quite nasty scratches and bites.

Be a responsible pet owner

Please ensure that pets are contained on your property, and are kept under control when walking in public. Most dog attacks on koalas occur between dusk and dawn when koalas are most active. If you regularly see or hear koalas in your areas, please ensure that your dog is adequately restrained or indoors during this time.

Please report stray or unleashed dogs to our Animal Management Unit on 07 5667 5990.

Drive carefully

Please take extra care when driving on roads, particularly at night. Take note of road signs indicating areas where koalas are present or regularly cross. By being aware of potential koala habitat areas and taking heed of road signs, wildlife road kill and injury can be reduced.

Land for Wildlife

Land for Wildlife is a voluntary scheme that assists private landholders on small and large rural properties to protect habitat on their land for all native plants and animals, including koalas.

Voluntary Conservation Agreements

Landholders of large rural blocks can enter into an agreement with the City to conserve natural areas on their land, including habitat for koalas. In return, landholders can receive financial support and technical assistance.

Learn more about the benefits of a Voluntary Conservation Agreement.

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