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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.

We are working hard to conserve koalas across the Gold Coast through the implementation of the city-wide Koala Conservation Plan. This Koala Conservation Plan builds on previous experience and learnings from the Elanora-Currumbin Waters, East Coomera and Burleigh Ridge koala conservation plans. It identifies informed and targeted actions to mitigate key threats to koalas across the city.

It is essential that community members, like you, get involved to ensure the long-term survival of koalas on the Gold Coast. You can get involved by:

Reporting a koala sighting

Report a koala sighting using our online form.

Alternatively, you can call us on 1300 GOLDCOAST (1300 465 326) or call Wildcare Australia Inc. on their 24/7 hotline 07 5527 2444
(if koala is sick, injured, in danger or deceased).

Become a Koala Friends Program member

Receive updates on koala conservation and invitations to koala community events.

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

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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