Building a Future for Koalas

At Friends of the Koala , we believe in a future for koalas in the NSW Northern Rivers. Operating for over 35 years, we have an established history of delivering positive outcomes for koalas in a region that is home to one of the last significant, genetically diverse koala populations in Australia. 

Each year we tend to more than 350 sick, injured, and orphaned koalas from across the Northern Rivers region. That's over a third of all wild koalas rescued in NSW and more than any other individual rescue group or wildlife hospital in the state! But our current Koala Hospital and rehabilitation facilities are stretched beyond limits.

We are currently undertaking a Masterplan development for our site, and secured some funding for stage one to increase the capacity within our Koala Hospital and Koala Care Facility but it isn't enough. Sadly, due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreaks and the resulting limited availability of materials and contractors, construction prices are skyrocketing. 

Your support today can help expand our hospital now - and DOUBLE the number of sick, injured and orphaned koalas we can treat. You can ensure more koalas get the emergency care they need to survive and return to the wild. 

Donate today to help us:
 - Expand the existing clinic so that more koalas can receive lifesaving care. 
- Upgrade the surgery with state-of-the-art equipment.
- Build new runs for overnight emergency koala patients - and to manage the increasing number of koalas being received.
- Create a larger enclosure for permanent koalas to improve their quality of life.

The improved facilities will also support our community engagement activity, allowing community members and visitors to undertake self-guided tours in conjunction with our daily operations. 

If you believe in a future for this iconic species, we would love your support to ensure that NSW Northern Rivers koalas can continue to thrive in the years ahead. 

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    • $150 
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    • $200 
    • 3 mos
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    • $10 
    • 4 mos
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    • $50 
    • 4 mos
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    • $10 
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Friends of the Koala 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically tax deductible in Australia.