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Friends of the Koala are one of the leading koala conservation groups in Australia and the only organisation that focuses on all aspects of koala conservation. We can provide stories, quotes and features about our work and advocacy for koalas across Australia. You can also stay up to date with all our latest press releases.

Friends of the Koala press kit

Press Centre

Friends of the Koala are one of the leading koala conservation groups in Australia and the only organisation that focuses on all aspects of koala conservation. We can provide stories, quotes and features about our work and advocacy for koalas across Australia. You can also stay up to date with all our latest press releases.

Working on a story about koalas and/ or the environment?

We’re always happy to help with media inquiries. Our team handles requests relating to all issues about koalas including:

  • koala rescue and veterinary treatment in our Koala Hospital
  • research projects and data
  • koalas and the community
  • habitat protection, creation and restoration
  • car hits, mitigation and hotspots
  • koalas in natural disasters
  • threats to koalas' survival
  • ways to protect koalas

Our team can be reached at (02) 6621 4664 or media@friendsofthekoala.org

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Awareness raising through quality content is important to us to support the decades of hard work which have gone into saving and advocating for koalas in the Northern Rivers of NSW. We prepared Brand Guidelines to make it easy for anybody who wishes to create content, to do so with brand integrity. There are also quotes and photos below for use in stories.

In the media

Friends of the Koala's work has been featured in numerous publications, including: Lismore App, IFAW, Richmond Valley Council, 9 News, The Echo, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, Tweed Shire Council, WWF-Australia, Daily Telegraph, The New York Post, CNN, SBS News, World Animal News, NPR, ABC, Yahoo 7, CTV News, TAG24. Below is a selection of media coverage.

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lack of provision for wildlife protection in the federal budget announced last nigh

Echo 17/05/2024

Friends of the Koala is not impressed by the lack of provision for wildlife ... read more.

Friends of the Koala - chlamydia vaccination

Echo 21/02/2024

Koala chlamydia and Wildlife Hospital funding boost for Northern Rivers ... read more.

Ember spotted with a koala

9News 04/09/2023

Black Summer koala survivor Ember spotted with second joey ... read more.

Can the global love of koalas stop its rapid decline

The Guardian 22/6/2022

Can the global love of the koala stop its rapid decline ... read more.

Friends of the Koala recruits' bushfire training to improve future rescue missions

ABC News 15/11/2021

Friends of the Koala recruits' bushfire training to improve future rescue missions ... read more.

Triumph the koala climbs and runs with prosthetic foot made by Australian dentist

Reuters 22/2/2021

Triumph the koala climbs and runs with prosthetic foot made by Australian dentist ... read more.

Renewed calls for koalas to be named an endangered species after deadly bushfire season

SBS News 14/4/2020

Renewed calls for koalas to be named an endangered species after deadly bushfire season ... read more.

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Fast facts

Years Saving Koalas
Active Volunteers
Koalas Admitted Each Year
Koalas Rescued
Trees distributed
Acres of Habitat Restored

Testimonials - quotes for use

Gallery of images for use

Friends of the Koala appreciate your interest in our organisation and our mission to save koalas. We love to accomodate media requests and have added a selection of images from our catalogue.

We would appreciate if you could submit your request in writing to media@friendsofthekoala.org.
We ask that visits, interviews and filming requests are done in advance to avoid disturbance of koalas, volunteers and staff.

Press releases

Mother’s Day at the Northern Rivers Koala Hospital: A Celebration of Koala Mums and Joeys and their Resilience and Recovery
Mother’s Day at the Northern Rivers Koala Hospital: A Celebration of Koala Mums and Joeys and their Resilience and Recovery

Northern Rivers, NSW, Australia – As Mother’s Day has started, Friends of the Koala and their Northern Rivers Koala Hospital share heartwarming tales of survivaL...

NSW’s leading Koala Hospitals form an Alliance on Wild Koala Day
NSW’s leading Koala Hospitals form an Alliance on Wild Koala Day

NSW’s three leading koala hospitals today announced the formation of an Alliance, the NSW Koala Hospital Alliance (NKHA). The NKHA will improve collaboration, joint initiatives, and...

Koala Conversations Two weeks of ideas, dialogue and action
Koala Conversations: Two weeks of ideas, dialogue and action.

Northern Rivers, NSW - April 23, 2024 - Koala Conversations, a dynamic series of events dedicated to koala conservation, is set to captivate communities across...

Rescued joey Hobi makes a full recovery at the Northern Rivers Koala Hospital
Rescued joey makes a full recovery at the Northern Rivers Koala Hospital

Lismore – Northern Rivers, NSW — A koala discovered cold and alone under a bush has made an astonishing recovery at the Northern Rivers Koala Hospital...

Friends of the Koala press release car hits
Friends of the Koala Raises Alarm as Koala Car Hits Surge in the Northern Rivers

Friends of the Koala, the leading koala conservation organisation in the Northern Rivers, is deeply concerned about the alarming rise in the number of koala car hits ...

Friends of the Koala press release bushfire season
Bushfire season and lack of funding a double threat for koalas

Friends of the Koala is calling on all levels of government to step up to help protect the iconic species in the midst of a threatening bushfire season ...