We have long recognised the importance of koalas within the Gold Coast. We actively support some of the most important koala habitat and populations in South East Queensland.
These populations occur over 32,000 hectares of habitat within:
As urban expansion continues, koalas face ever-increasing threats to their survival. Koalas regularly move to access food, establish their home range and socialise. They are especially vulnerable during breeding season, when juvenile males move in search of their own home range and breeding adults seek a mate.
The greatest threats to koalas are:
Our policies and strategies include principles for managing koala populations and habitat, so we can:
We work hard to conserve koalas across the Gold Coast and are implementing the city-wide Koala Conservation Plan. We protect and conserve koala habitat, and manage threats and impacts by:
There are simple things you can do to help reduce threats and ensure the future of koalas on the Gold Coast.
Report a koala sighting online
Alternatively, you can call us on 1300 GOLDCOAST (1300 465 326).
If a koala appears sick, injured, orphaned, in danger or deceased, please stay with the animal and immediately call Wildcare Australia on their 24/7 hotline 07 5527 2444.