The Port Macquarie Koala Hospital
As a licensed wildlife rehabilitation facility, the Koala Hospital has been helping rescue and rehabilitate koalas since 1973.The facility is run by Koala Conservation Australia Limited, which is a not-for-profit organisation that includes approximately 200 volunteers dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating koalas and conserving and restoring their natural habitats.
We care for koalas every single day of the year.
But we can't do it alone – we need your help! 🙏
This vital work comes at a cost, and we're not funded by the government. We rely on the currency of kindness, YOUR generosity, and community support to make a
Here's how your generosity contributes to koala conservation:
🌱 Operating two specialised plantations providing vital koala food trees to feed koalas
🌿 We propagate and raise seedlings into trees, provide continuous care, harvest leaf and transport to the koalas
👩⚕️ Our wildlife vets deliver specialised best-practice, high-level care
🤗 Skilled volunteers treat koalas daily, overseen by our qualified wildlife vets
🚨 Our 24/7 volunteer team rescues koalas in any weather conditions, day or night
🌳 Rehabilitated koalas are returned to their home ranges
🆘 Our vets are on call for emergency care, ensuring the best available treatment
🏥 Our facility has a clinic, intensive care unit, permanent resident yards and rehabilitation yards,
🐨 A reliable and trained home care team for joeys
🧹 Daily cleaning, fresh leaf provision, and symptom monitoring ensure koala well-being.
Save our Koalas
In 2022, the Koala was offically listed as an endangered species. Unfortunately, this listing was completely preventable. Recent studies indicate the koala will become extinct in New South Wales before 2050 – unless rapid and effective action is taken. Our Koala population face several threats:
Loss of HabitatLearn More
Deforestation, urbanisation, bush fires and encroachment have diminished natural habitats for koalas to grow, thrive and reproduce.
Koalas in the wild face the threat of diseases (like chlamydiosis) that, without diagnosis and proper treatment, will often lead to death.
Injury and AttackLearn More
As a result of diminishing habitats, koalas face the frequent threat of injury or death from motor vehicles as well as dog attacks.
Adoption is a meaningful and symbolic way to contribute to the conservation of koalas. Adoption allows you to directly fund koala rescue, management of sick and injured koalas and the rehabilitation of koalas and their habitat. Learn about the koalas available for adoption to find who you connect with here!
Making a donation contributes directly to the funding of conservation efforts of wild koalas and their habitats, providing care to sick and injured koalas and supporting research and education efforts. Donating is an easy and effective way to directly help our Koala population, a little goes a long way.
Come see us in action to find out what we’re all about! Drop into the Koala Hospital during our opening hours (8:30am to 4pm every day) to get a first-hand look at our facility, including our Koalaseum, care clinic, and shop. You can learn about our rescue and rehabilitation efforts and check out our facility and see our exhibit koalas.
Want to get involved?
In addition to adoptions, donations and visits, there are other ways for you to get involved in koala conservation.
Apply to VolunteerApply Now
We are always on the search for new, passionate volunteers dedicated to conserving the koala population. Roles include visitor guides, souvenir shop volunteers, maintenance workers, donation box collectors, koala carers, business & administration supporters and koala food tree plantation workers.
Become a SupporterSupport Us
For an annual fee of $50, you can become a supporter of Koala Conservation Australia Ltd, helping us fund the care and conservation efforts to save our precious koalas. As a supporter you will receive a certificate of recognition and receive our quarterly online magazine.
Report a SightingReport Sighting
If you catch sight of a koala, complete our online reporting form and include any observations. This is an active way to help us monitor koalas in the local area. If you observe an injury or signs of illness, call our rescue hotline (02) 6584 1522.
Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which the Koala Hospital resides, the Birpai People. We also acknowledge and pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of the lands across which we work and travel through. We extend our respect to all Elders past, present and emerging.