The Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) was once common and widespread throughout the eucalypt woodlands and forests of eastern Australia.
Yet despite their iconic status a number of factors – including habitat clearing, hunting, natural disasters and disease – led to a substantial population and distribution decline post European settlement.
In New South Wales, Queensland and the ACT, koalas are now listed as vulnerable to extinction with many populations persisting in fragmented and isolated habitats, and are increasingly threatened by further habitat loss, modification and fragmentation; vehicle collisions; dog attacks; disease; prescribed burns and wildfires; droughts and heatwaves; and climate change.
You can read more on our Threatened Species > Koala page here.
Action For Koalas
Koalas are one of the species we’re committed to working to protect.
This page aims to bring together everything you need to take action for Koalas with Conservation Volunteers Australia and our partners.
We get it. You’re itching to get out in the real world and make a difference. That’s what we’re all about too, so we’ve got you covered:
The Great Koala Race
We’re embarking on something a bit special – our first ever race between two teams to plant 20’000 trees across Queensland in just one month to restore habitat for koalas. It’s a chance to show what’s possible if we roll up our sleeves and get to work.
Find out how to get involved with The Great Koala Race here.
Koala Habitat Planting Events
We’re working away across Queensland and New South Wales to restore and protect koala homes.
Find an event here.
We’re working with NRMA Insurance to protect and restore Koala Habitat across Queensland and New South Wales.
You can see their Koala hub here, and be sure to watch the video below which introduces NRMA Insurance’s commitment to protecting and restoring Koala homes.
Short film about our work in New South Wales for koalas:
In The News:
- Case Study: Wollondilly Koala Project
- The Daily Telegraph feature on CVA’s NSW Koala work
- Woolondilly Advertiser on the CVA koala conservation volunteering
- Every Home Is Worth Protecting in Daily Mail
- Arlo (the furry star of the NRMA Insurance Campaign) on TODAY talking about the campaign.
- South West Voice on CVA’s citizen science efforts
- ABC Capricornia feature on Koala count with CVA volunteers