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Volunteer with Friends of the Koala

Volunteers needed

Friends of the Koala operates on the generosity of our volunteers. We currently have 170 active volunteers who completed 54,000 hours of volunteer work last year. It is truly humbling to work with such a passionate group of people, showing up tirelessly for koalas and displaying incredible resilience amid devastating natural disasters and beyond. Friends … Read more

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New Kids in Koala Kindy

Koala Kindy has some new joeys… and most of them are girls for a change. Our run of boys in koala kindy is coming to an end with a new tribe of baby girls coming to the Friends of the Koala Care Centre. We now have two girls in full-time care at kindy – Temika … Read more

Leave a long lasting legacy

Why not Make a Bequest

If you haven’t thought about it before, you’re not alone. Many people have not thought about making a bequest for a number of reasons and that’s ok, but it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t! Reasons bequests are NOT made: In fact, the majority of bequests are made by everyday folk like you and I who would … Read more

NSW Koala Conference - The Vanishing

NSW State Koala Conference: The Vanishing

Save the koala habitat – come along to connect, learn and send a strong message to our political leaders in the run up to the state election: save koala habitat! This is a full day conference focusing on loss of koala habitat with presentations covering science and policy, as well as the experiences of local … Read more

You can help us save koalas too!

Riley donates $100 through recycling

We wanted to tell you about a young Australian entreprenuer with a passion for reycling! Riley Wood saw a problem in his local community and an opportunity to not only fix it but to ‘set himself up for life’ and make a difference. Riley who collects cans and glass or plastic bottles and recycles them … Read more

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

Friends Of The Koala

Flux Goes Home!

Flux was spotted in a row of trees by a road in East Coraki shortly after the second floods (April 7, 2022) by one of our rescuers. He was not alone; there was a female in another tree. Both displayed severe signs of cystitis (very wet and stained bums). When both were found in the same … 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

Friends Of The Koala

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