Koala Conservation




Koala Conservation Plan

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

Community involvement

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:

  • becoming a member of the Koala Friends Program
  • completing a Koala Sighting Form to report a koala sighting
  • calling 1300 GOLDCOAST (1300 465 326) to report a koala sighting
  • sharing your koala story and uploading photos here.

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 here.

Have you found a koala that needs help?

If you see a koala that needs rescuing, call the Wildcare Australia Inc. 24 hour hotline on 07 5527 2444.

What to look out for to know if a koala needs rescuing:
  • being stuck on a fence in a hazardous situation, for example, beside a busy road
  • observed sitting or sleeping on the ground for an extended period
  • sitting in the same tree for more than 48 hours
  • physical signs of injury, for example, limping, inability to climb, blood patches on fur, etc.
  • any visibly missing fur
  • a 'wet' or 'dirty' reddish stained rump
  • conjunctivitis (red, swollen, weepy) eyes.
If you are unsure if a koala requires rescue, please call Wildcare Australia Inc. on 07 5527 2444. Advice can be provided over the phone and a record of the koala's location will be made for further observation or rescue.





Koala Conservation Plan

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

Community involvement

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:

  • becoming a member of the Koala Friends Program
  • completing a Koala Sighting Form to report a koala sighting
  • calling 1300 GOLDCOAST (1300 465 326) to report a koala sighting
  • sharing your koala story and uploading photos here.

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 here.

Have you found a koala that needs help?

If you see a koala that needs rescuing, call the Wildcare Australia Inc. 24 hour hotline on 07 5527 2444.

What to look out for to know if a koala needs rescuing:
  • being stuck on a fence in a hazardous situation, for example, beside a busy road
  • observed sitting or sleeping on the ground for an extended period
  • sitting in the same tree for more than 48 hours
  • physical signs of injury, for example, limping, inability to climb, blood patches on fur, etc.
  • any visibly missing fur
  • a 'wet' or 'dirty' reddish stained rump
  • conjunctivitis (red, swollen, weepy) eyes.
If you are unsure if a koala requires rescue, please call Wildcare Australia Inc. on 07 5527 2444. Advice can be provided over the phone and a record of the koala's location will be made for further observation or rescue.


  • Koala smiley signs slow down drivers

    3 months ago
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    The Gold Coast supports an important population of koalas and is part of South East Queensland’s koala coast. The koala coast population has been steadily declining for a range of reasons, with vehicle-strikes being of particular significance.

    Currently, wildlife warning signs are one of the only wildlife-vehicle collision mitigation measures that can be implemented quickly, for relatively low cost and at the landscape scale. Although static wildlife warning signs are the most common and widespread form of collision mitigation, evidence of their effectiveness is inconsistent. Recent innovations in traffic signage could potentially reduce the risk of wildlife-vehicle strikes...


    The Gold Coast supports an important population of koalas and is part of South East Queensland’s koala coast. The koala coast population has been steadily declining for a range of reasons, with vehicle-strikes being of particular significance.

    Currently, wildlife warning signs are one of the only wildlife-vehicle collision mitigation measures that can be implemented quickly, for relatively low cost and at the landscape scale. Although static wildlife warning signs are the most common and widespread form of collision mitigation, evidence of their effectiveness is inconsistent. Recent innovations in traffic signage could potentially reduce the risk of wildlife-vehicle strikes and assessing their impact and optimising their designs and messages is important.

    In 2018 the City, in partnership with the Griffith University Road Ecology Group and Redland City Council, undertook a 10-week pilot research project to evaluate how effective different types of dynamic road sign messages were at reducing vehicle speeds in known koala areas.

    The signs used for the trial were Speed Awareness Device (SAD) signs, with standard fluorescent yellow panels and the wording ‘KOALA ZONE’ above a standard yellow warning sign displaying a black koala silhouette. The signs have a built in speed detection radar and display variable images depending on the speed detected. Each sign recorded the date, time, and two speeds: one when the vehicle was first detected and one when the vehicle passed the sign. Control data for each site was collected prior to the signs being installed.

    On the Gold Coast, four signage locations were selected along two roads known for koala vehicle strikes: Discovery Drive in Helensvale and Pine Ridge Road in Coombabah/Runaway Bay. Two message types were displayed:

    • The ‘smiley message’ displayed a green smiling face image at low speeds, a yellow smiling face image with ‘BE ALERT’ at medium speeds and a red sad face image with ‘SLOW!’ at high speeds.
    • The ‘thank you message’ displayed the text ‘THANK YOU’ in green at low speeds, ‘STAY ALERT’ in yellow at medium speeds and ‘SLOW DOWN’ in red at high speeds.

    All signs were programmed to alternate the relevant message with the speed of the vehicle, with the colour of the speed number matching the respective messages.

    Outcomes of trial

    • At all sites, both the smiley message and thank you message reduced average vehicle speed and the proportion of vehicles speeding (which equated to thousands of vehicles).
    • Differences in the driver behaviour between the two sign messages were negligible. However, the smiley message consistently performed slightly better across the sites at reducing driver speed.
    • Compared with the control period, average speed and the percentage of vehicles speeding were reduced following installation of the signs at all sites, except site 4 (Pine Ridge Rd South). It is possible that an unknown and unforeseen event at this site disrupted usual traffic patterns during the control period and resulted in unusually low vehicle speeds being recorded.
    • Vehicle speed tended to reduce more at night, with excessive speeders reducing their speed more than both non-speeders and moderate speeders.

    A special thanks goes to Division 4 Councillor Kristyn Boulton who purchased the two signs that were deployed along Pine Ridge Road, as well as the subsequent WILDLIFE road paintings. The signs on Discovery Drive were funded by the City’s Vulnerable Species Management Team.

    You can download the full report here

    Division 4 Councillor Kristyn Boulton with a Koala SAD sign

  • Koala breeding season has begun!

    4 months ago
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    July marks the beginning of the koala breeding season, when koalas increase their movements across the city. Young koalas are dispersing from their mothers and adults are in search of a mate. This means we all need to be extra vigilant in our koala conservation efforts, as the risk of a koala coming across our path – or our pet’s path – increases.

    • Make sure you drive carefully in bushland areas, especially between dusk and dawn when koalas are most active.
    • Pay attention to koala road signs – these are intentionally placed in areas where koalas are...


    July marks the beginning of the koala breeding season, when koalas increase their movements across the city. Young koalas are dispersing from their mothers and adults are in search of a mate. This means we all need to be extra vigilant in our koala conservation efforts, as the risk of a koala coming across our path – or our pet’s path – increases.

    • Make sure you drive carefully in bushland areas, especially between dusk and dawn when koalas are most active.
    • Pay attention to koala road signs – these are intentionally placed in areas where koalas are known to cross the road.
    • Be a responsible pet owner by making sure your pets are contained to your property, tied up, enclosed, or indoors at night, and kept under control when walking in public.

    Please encourage friends and family to report all koala sightings at gchaveyoursay.com.au/koalas or by calling 1300 GOLD COAST (1300 465 326). Immediately report a koala that is sick, injured or in danger to Wildcare Australia Inc. by calling 07 5527 2444.

    Sighting reports provide us with valuable information about koala distribution and habitat and help our conservation planning. Records are also valuable in helping City of Gold Coast officers to understand koala locations, their ongoing threats and provide information on health, age and reproductive status. The information collected is also used to help interpret trends in population numbers, koala rescues and hospital admissions.

    We hope you see plenty of safe and healthy koalas this breeding season and we look forward to seeing your photos and videos of them!


    The Currumbin Wildlife Hospital experiences an increase in koala admissions throughout the breeding season.


    - cover photo courtesy of Helen Evens, Mudgeeraba – September 2018

  • Burleigh surveys

    4 months ago
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    The City of Gold Coast has recently finalised koala population monitoring surveys in the Burleigh area. Baseline surveys for Burleigh were initially undertaken in 2013 and have been repeated every two years. These surveys are undertaken within State and City owned reserves and provide information on the extent and degree of habitat use by the koala population, as well as an indication of koala density and population health. This year, the team observed 12 koalas across the survey area. The majority of koalas showed no clinical signs of disease and one female koala even had a visible pouch young! Koalas...


    The City of Gold Coast has recently finalised koala population monitoring surveys in the Burleigh area. Baseline surveys for Burleigh were initially undertaken in 2013 and have been repeated every two years. These surveys are undertaken within State and City owned reserves and provide information on the extent and degree of habitat use by the koala population, as well as an indication of koala density and population health. This year, the team observed 12 koalas across the survey area. The majority of koalas showed no clinical signs of disease and one female koala even had a visible pouch young! Koalas were seen in Burleigh Ridge Park, Herbert Park, Tallebudgera Creek Conservation Park, Ron Mason Park and Skyline Terrace Reserve.

    The survey methodology used is the SAT - Spot Assessment Technique (Phillips and Callaghan 2011) with associated 25-metre radial searches for koalas at each site. The SAT methodology determines koala activity levels based on the presence/absence of scats (koala faecal matter) under a set number of trees at each site.

    The team also undertook a number of strip transects between selected SAT sites, whereby the team walks along a predetermined line looking for koalas. The resulting observations of koalas can help inform koala density estimates for the area. The surveys can lead the team through some particularly dense forest and steep terrain and, in order to maintain the study’s integrity, the team must hold a straight line – while looking up and not falling over! Survey results are currently being analysed.


  • Koala school education program

    4 months ago
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    The City of Gold Coast has recently finished a school education workshop series with schools located in koala priority areas. The Koala Conservation Education Program (KCEP) aims to provide an opportunity for local school students to develop their knowledge and understanding of koalas and their habitat as well as the current threats and conservation measures affecting the species.

    The workshops reached over 950 students in six schools across the Gold Coast with subject material linked to the Australian curriculum.

    The workshops covered key concepts from the KCEP teacher’s guides including:

    • The koalas’ significance as a vulnerable species listed by...


    The City of Gold Coast has recently finished a school education workshop series with schools located in koala priority areas. The Koala Conservation Education Program (KCEP) aims to provide an opportunity for local school students to develop their knowledge and understanding of koalas and their habitat as well as the current threats and conservation measures affecting the species.

    The workshops reached over 950 students in six schools across the Gold Coast with subject material linked to the Australian curriculum.

    The workshops covered key concepts from the KCEP teacher’s guides including:

    • The koalas’ significance as a vulnerable species listed by the Queensland State Government and by Federal Government in NSW, ACT and QLD.
    • The key koala population areas on the Gold Coast include Elanora and Currumbin Waters, East Coomera, Burleigh Ridge and throughout the hinterland.
    • The declining koala population in South East Queensland.
    • Processes in our urban environment that threaten the long-term survival of koalas.
    • The current conservation measures in place and how each member of the community can contribute towards implementing them.

    The KCEP can be taught by resident school teachers using the available teacher’s guides. If you think the KCEP would benefit your local school, encourage their Parents and Friends association, heads of departments or faculty to contact us.


  • The City recognises Wildcare Australia president at Australia Day awards

    8 months ago
    Wildcare koala in care


    Each year, the City recognises community members and groups who have made an outstanding contribution to the Gold Coast for exceptional achievement, by presenting the City of Gold Coast Australia Day Awards.

    This year the environmental achievement award was presented to Karen Scott from Wildcare Australia Inc.

    Karen has been an active member of Wildcare for 18 years. She has been the president for the past nine years and prior to that, she held positions as vice president for three years and treasurer for seven. Karen has been the education coordinator for 11 years and runs training workshops on weekends...


    Each year, the City recognises community members and groups who have made an outstanding contribution to the Gold Coast for exceptional achievement, by presenting the City of Gold Coast Australia Day Awards.

    This year the environmental achievement award was presented to Karen Scott from Wildcare Australia Inc.

    Karen has been an active member of Wildcare for 18 years. She has been the president for the past nine years and prior to that, she held positions as vice president for three years and treasurer for seven. Karen has been the education coordinator for 11 years and runs training workshops on weekends and throughout the year in both Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Karen is the species coordinator for macropods, koalas, echidnas and small mammals. This involves being an active carer for these animals, as well as providing advice on rescues and care to other Wildcare members. She operates the Wildcare hotline and is the main trauma carer on the Gold Coast for calls regarding macropods, hit by cars or injured in other ways, and is regularly called out overnight.

    Karen makes herself available for rescues daily and represents Wildcare in several ongoing stakeholder relationships with other organisations, notably the Deptartment of Environment and Science, Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, City of Gold Coast, RSPCA and Australia Zoo. Her advice and input is very highly regarded.

    Karen does all of this whilst working full time. Her dedication and commitment to our wildlife is inspirational.

    Karen has been instrumental in raising the profile of Wildcare through social media and presence at community events.

    I'm sure all our Koala Friends would join us in thanking Karen.

    Find out more about how you can help Wildcare Australia today!

  • Koala Speed Awareness Device Signs installed

    8 months ago
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    With funding from Councillor Boulton (pictured), two koala zone speed reduction signs have now been deployed at Pine Ridge Road, Coombabah. An additional two have also been installed at Discovery Drive, Helensvale. Both projects are helping to reduce vehicle speeds and subsequently vehicle strikes.

    Koala vehicle strike is the second highest cause of koala mortality in the city, after disease.

    Due to historical land use within the city, many major roads and rail lines intersect koala habitat. Koalas regularly cross roads and rail lines to access food, shelter and to socialise with other koalas as part of home ranging behaviour.

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    With funding from Councillor Boulton (pictured), two koala zone speed reduction signs have now been deployed at Pine Ridge Road, Coombabah. An additional two have also been installed at Discovery Drive, Helensvale. Both projects are helping to reduce vehicle speeds and subsequently vehicle strikes.

    Koala vehicle strike is the second highest cause of koala mortality in the city, after disease.

    Due to historical land use within the city, many major roads and rail lines intersect koala habitat. Koalas regularly cross roads and rail lines to access food, shelter and to socialise with other koalas as part of home ranging behaviour.

    Since 2010, there have been 564 recorded incidents of koalas hit by vehicles on the Gold Coast, with the true number of vehicle strikes likely to be substantially higher as not all incidents are reported.

    The majority of vehicle strike incidents in the city occur between June and January each year, peaking in August which coincides with the start of koala breeding season. Unfortunately, the majority of koalas hit by vehicles die as a result of their injuries.

    The City of Gold Coast's (City) Vulnerable Species Management Team have been collecting koala sightings data, including vehicle strike data and koala road crossing data for over 10 years.

    This data, in conjunction with data from Wildcare Australia and Currumbin Wildlife Hospital has been vital in allowing the city to identify koala ‘hotspots’ for vehicle strikes on city roads.

    As a result, the City has been proactive in installing a number of different types of passive koala road signs and road treatments (painted sections of the road) with the aim of improving driver safety and koala awareness.

    Research undertaken on the effectiveness of passive road signs suggests that most drivers become complacent over time if they regularly use these roads, and that standard wildlife signs displaying a silhouette on a bright background are ineffective at reducing wildlife road-kill in Australia.

    However, research suggests that enhancing these signs, such as displaying the speed limit, flashing lights and making the signs portable might make these signs more effective.

    In 2015, City's Transport and Traffic Branch commenced the use of the SAD (Speed Awareness Device) or ‘smiley face’ signs across the City for the Drive Safe Campaign. The signs have a built in speed detection radar and use an LED display board to display variable images depending on the speed detected. The Speed Awareness Device ‘Drive Safe’ program has been very successful with a demonstrated effect on driver speed reduction.

    Following the success of the Drive Safe Campaign in reducing speeds across Gold Coast roads, the Vulnerable Species Management Team identified two strategic locations for a koala SAD signage trial, being Discovery Drive and Pine Ridge Road.

    Two koala SAD signs have now been deployed at Pine Ridge Road, Coombabah (funded by Division 4 – Councillor Kristyn Boulton) and an additional two at Discovery Drive, Helensvale.

    The project is partnered with the Applied Road Ecology research group at Griffith University and Redland City Council who have undertaken an assessment of experimental dynamic signage along several roads in South East Queensland.

    The Road Ecology Group GU will make recommendations for moving forward as a region based upon the outcomes of both local government areas findings.

    SAD signs have also been implemented within Brisbane City Council and Sunshine Coast Council with positive results.


  • Koala Data Summary 2018

    8 months ago
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    View the 2018 Koala Data Infographic here.

    A warm welcome to the 151 new Koala Friends that joined in 2018, we now have 722 members. Feel free to encourage friends, family and other koala supporters to join our Koala Friends program.

    With the help of our new Koala Friends, the dedication of our existing members and the wider community, we received 615 Gold Coast koala sighting reports. The top suburbs for reporting sightings were Elanora, Burleigh Heads, Clagiraba and Tallebudgera. Helensvale and Bonogin were also communities which have had strong reporting numbers. Well done to...


    View the 2018 Koala Data Infographic here.

    A warm welcome to the 151 new Koala Friends that joined in 2018, we now have 722 members. Feel free to encourage friends, family and other koala supporters to join our Koala Friends program.

    With the help of our new Koala Friends, the dedication of our existing members and the wider community, we received 615 Gold Coast koala sighting reports. The top suburbs for reporting sightings were Elanora, Burleigh Heads, Clagiraba and Tallebudgera. Helensvale and Bonogin were also communities which have had strong reporting numbers. Well done to these communities!

    Some of our koala conservation achievements for 2018 include:

    • The creation of the $10.85 Million Koala Fund

    • The addition of the Parkwood-Coombabah Priority Koala Conservation Area

    • The trial of koala Speed Awareness Device (smile) signs for road hotspots – 4 signs installed on Pine Ridge Road and Helensvale Road

    • 40 hectares of primary ecological restoration works undertaken within koala habitat through weed management programs

    • Population monitoring conducted in Elanora, Currumbin, Lower Beechmont and Wongawallan

    • 13,040 koala food and habitat trees planted at 12 koala tree planting days with communities in Tallebudgera, Burleigh, Coombabah and East Coomera. These 12 tree planting days were part of the NaturallyGC program and involved 561 people including schools, community and corporate groups.


    The City of Gold Coast continues to work on protecting the Gold Coast koalas, and while we face challenges we remain optimistic and committed. With community involvement in activities such as reporting koala sightings, becoming a Koala Friend, attending koala community events, planting koala food trees and simply spreading the word, our conservation efforts are strengthened.

    Thank you for all your support throughout the year and your ongoing koala conservation efforts.

    The Koala Conservation Team

    Photo submitted by Lauren Hablestadt, Reedy Creek, September 2018.


  • Koala Conversation Community Forums

    8 months ago
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    The City of Gold Coast is hosting a Koala Conservation forum Thursday 9 May in Elanora and we invite you to attend this important event.

    The Koala Conversation forum will include a panel of external experts in the field of wildlife rescue, wildlife health and koala ecology, as well as City of Gold Coast officers.

    Building on previous forums, this series will provide an opportunity for the community to engage with experts about the local koala population and hear what the City and partners are doing in working towards a sustainable future for Gold...


    The City of Gold Coast is hosting a Koala Conservation forum Thursday 9 May in Elanora and we invite you to attend this important event.

    The Koala Conversation forum will include a panel of external experts in the field of wildlife rescue, wildlife health and koala ecology, as well as City of Gold Coast officers.

    Building on previous forums, this series will provide an opportunity for the community to engage with experts about the local koala population and hear what the City and partners are doing in working towards a sustainable future for Gold Coast koalas.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to:
    • learn more about koala conservation on the Gold Coast
    • find out how you can make a difference for koalas
    • share your koala conservation stories and questions.

    Click here to find a Koala Conversation near you.

    Kind regards,

    Vulnerable Species Management team
    Economy, Planning & Environment
    City of Gold Coast
  • Happy holidays and thanks Koala Friends

    11 months ago
    Mandy


    We had 132 community members join the Koala Friends program in 2018, bringing the city wide total to over 718 friends who are active or interested in koala conservation.

    Community involvement is essential in mitigating major threats to koalas such as road trauma, disease, domestic dog attack, habitat fragmentation and bushfires. Whether big or small, your efforts help to ensure the long-term survival of the Gold Coast koala population.

    Perhaps some of you have attended koala tree planting days or made your backyards koala friendly, and some of you may be Wildcare members who take sick or injured koalas into...


    We had 132 community members join the Koala Friends program in 2018, bringing the city wide total to over 718 friends who are active or interested in koala conservation.

    Community involvement is essential in mitigating major threats to koalas such as road trauma, disease, domestic dog attack, habitat fragmentation and bushfires. Whether big or small, your efforts help to ensure the long-term survival of the Gold Coast koala population.

    Perhaps some of you have attended koala tree planting days or made your backyards koala friendly, and some of you may be Wildcare members who take sick or injured koalas into your care. All of you are important to koala conservation outcomes and your support and contributions are valued. On behalf of the City, the Vulnerable Species Management Team thanks you.

    We’d also like to reiterate our thanks and congratulations to Joanne Brierley, the recipient of the City’s Koala Friends Environmental award. Jo has not only been a credit to koalas themselves as a carer, but also to the City by contributing koala sighting data, and the community by providing support to numerous outreach events.

    We have some ideas for the program moving into next year that will hopefully allow for more experiences and opportunities for you to contribute to koala conservation. Keep your eye on your email inbox for updates.

    We wish you all a happy holiday season and look forward to seeing you in 2019.

    W: www.gchaveyoursay.com.au/koalas

    E: koalas@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

    P: 07 55828024

    Photo Credit: Mandy Mason – taken March 2018, Burleigh Heads
  • Supporting rehabilitation with fodder plantations

    11 months ago
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    The City of Gold Coast has formed the Merrimac Koala Eucalyptus Plantation agreement with Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. The agreement secures the fodder plantation at Merrimac for a further 15 years ensuring supply to the sanctuary.

    “We are providing the land for $1 a year and will irrigate the site from the adjacent Recycled Water Treatment Plant,’’ said Mayor Tom Tate.

    Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary staff will continue to plant, maintain and harvest trees on the land, delivering leaves to koalas receiving vital care. New extension plantings in the long-standing site will bring the total number of trees to 35,000 and increase...


    The City of Gold Coast has formed the Merrimac Koala Eucalyptus Plantation agreement with Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. The agreement secures the fodder plantation at Merrimac for a further 15 years ensuring supply to the sanctuary.

    “We are providing the land for $1 a year and will irrigate the site from the adjacent Recycled Water Treatment Plant,’’ said Mayor Tom Tate.

    Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary staff will continue to plant, maintain and harvest trees on the land, delivering leaves to koalas receiving vital care. New extension plantings in the long-standing site will bring the total number of trees to 35,000 and increase the plantation size to 118,000 square metres.

    Dr. Michael Pyne said the partnership would ensure certainty for koala food supply until 2032.

    “Our hospital is experiencing a surge in koalas requiring treatment and we require access to more food.”

    “It takes 1,000 trees a year to support one koala,” he said.

    The Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation (CWH) has a number of initiatives to support the Hospital. Here are a few brief messages from them;

    CWH upcoming events and opportunities

    § Hospital Open Day Sunday 23 February 2019

    § Annual Benefit at the Sanctuary ‘ Under the Stars’ Saturday 11 May 2019

    § VIP Hospital Tours

    § Become aFriend of the Hospital

    § Become a Corporate Partner

    § Donate to the CWH Tree to Me Program, to continue to plant eucalypt trees in CWH Plantations

    § Help CWH pave the way for wildlife and order Walkways for Wildlife

    CWH need assistance with raffle items, auction items, social media and special guest appearances to raise funds for koala conservation. If you think you can help, get in touch with them.