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.
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.
Discover more about koalas, their lifecycle, diet, habitat and ecology, and the threats they face.
Find out about the City's Koala Conservation Plan and our programs that help protect koalas.
Learn about the simple things you can do to help koalas on the Gold Coast, including how to report koala sightings.