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Friends Of The Koala

Annual General Meeting

The Friends of the Koala Annual General Meeting will take place on the evening of Thursday the 20th of October. All members are invited to join us in person or digitally to celebrate everything the organisation has achieved this past year. If you are not a member yet but would like to become one, you can sign up here.  … Read more


Small Gains For FOK after flood losses

The devastating floods of February and March have created huge challenges for bush regeneration contractors restoring koala habitat sites on the Wilson River at Monaltrie and Wyrallah. Thousands of trees at riparian planting sites that were planted over three years along 9km of riverbank have been impacted with some sites completely destroyed. High-velocity floodwaters at … Read more

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FOK Koala Food Tree Plantations

August saw the plantation team turn a corner in our flood clean-up efforts in our plantations. With some funding we were able to do some drainage works at the Bruxner Hwy Plantation. It is the first time we have been able to walk through the plantation without stepping into bogs. So now we will be able … Read more

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Jaxson Back In Action

Jaxson is a local boy who spends his days cruising the trees of Goonellabah. He was brought in to the Friends of the Koala Hospital recently with a case of “chlamydial cystitis” (bladder infection with chlamydia) as someone reported his brown stained bottom. It is the second time Jaxson has visited the care centre in … Read more


Every Koala Counts

“Every Koala Counts” documentary selected for International Social Change Film Festival in Los Angeles Late last year Friends of the Koala commenced production of the FOK history project as part of its activity to celebrate a 35-year history that has tended to over 5,000 sick, injured and orphaned koalas, released 30% of them back to the … Read more

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National Threatened Species Day

Today is National Threatened Species day. The date commemorates the death of the last known Tasmanian tiger in 1936. Through rescue, rehabilitation, release, habitat restoration, research, advocacy, community engagement and education we are doing everything in our power to secure a future for koalas. Support us by donating now, all donations small or large make a difference for koalas … Read more

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Management Committee – Volunteer Secretary

Friends of the Koala Management Committee are looking for a new Secretary. This is a hands-on role in the organisation working closely with the Executive Management team.  The committee meets officially bi-monthly on a Saturday afternoon for 3 hours and informally once a month, usually by zoom. You will need to attend both of these. You will remind us of when … Read more


Koala corridors planned for Wilson River floodplain between Wyrallah and Tucki Tucki

Friends of the Koala have been successful with a third project funded by the NSW Environmental Trust to create wildlife corridors on the Wilson River floodplain and peri urban areas south of Lismore. The aim, to create safe passage for koalas. Lismore City Council will once again financially support this project. The total investment in … Read more


Faces of FOK: Past President Geoff Tomkins

I had never seen a koala before coming to Lismore in 1968, but that all changed when..

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Faces of FOK: Q&A with Lee

How long have you volunteered with FOK and how did you get involved? I started with Friends of the Koala December last year. I got involved because of a friend who was volunteering already. I had just finished at TAFE and applied to volunteer here too. I began volunteering on the afternoon care shift where we clean … Read more