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Gold Coast natural environment

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The Gold Coast supports some of the most important koala habitat and populations in South East Queensland. These populations occur in City and State managed reserves, large privately owned parcels of rural land, and urban and peri-urban areas of the city.

Across Queensland koala numbers continue to decline as a result of habitat loss, dog attacks, road fatalities and disease. Learn about koalas, the threats facing them, our conservation efforts to save them and what you can do to help koalas on the Gold Coast.

Koala breeding season is July to January

During this period the movement of koalas increases as juveniles disperse in search of their own home range and adults seek a mate. The increase in movement also raises the chance of harm. Hear from Currumbin Wildlife Hospital's Dr Michael Pyne, and Wildcare Australia's Heidi Cuschieri and learn how you can help save koalas during this time.

About Koalas

About koalas

Discover more about koalas, their lifecycle, diet, habitat and ecology, and the threats they face.

Koala conservation

Koala conservation and the City

Find out about the City's Koala Conservation Plan and our programs that help protect koalas.

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Help save koalas

Learn about the simple things you can do to help koalas on the Gold Coast, including how to report koala sightings.

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