Friends of the Koala are very excited to be the winners of this year’s Outstanding Community Organisation Award in the 2021 Lismore Business Awards. We would like to congratulate the other three finalists in our category and all the other winners.
At Friends of the Koala, we believe in a future for koalas in the NSW Northern Rivers region. Operating for over 35 years, we have an established history of working towards positive outcomes for koalas. With over 150 active volunteers and 8 staff, we work together to rescue, rehabilitate and release koalas, propagate, distribute and plant trees across the region, educate the community and advocate on behalf of koalas at a local, state, and national level.
Our work would not be possible without the support of our partners and local community who contact our Rescue Hotline, donate and support the organisation through their membership. Thank you to everyone who made these awards possible. This award is a lovely way to recognise the contributions of every person that has been involved in Friends of the Koala over the last 35 years, it’s a wonderful legacy and something our whole organisation (past and present) can be proud of.