Koalas


Welcome to our dedicated page to koalas in the Port Stephens area.

This page will be used to promote projects undertaken by Port Stephens Council to assist the health and population of koalas.

We are seeking input from our residents and visitors who can provide photos and advice regarding sightings which will help us to be informed about population numbers and movements in the local government area.

Some of the projects we are currently undertaking include:

Tomaree Peninsula Urban Koala Corridor Enhancement Planting Project

The Tomaree Peninsula Urban Koala Corridor Enhancement Planting Project is a three year project that aims to increase koala food and habitat trees in local reserves and streets to create a more resilient koala habitat in areas within the Tomaree Peninsula.

Join Port Stephens Council, the Green Army and local community groups at the following reserves between 9:30 - 10:30am.

Wednesday 12 April Alongside the Salamander Sports Complex

Thursday 27 April Hannah Reserve next to IGA Anna Bay.

Please bring your own gloves, drinking water and sunscreen; and be sure to wear enclosed shoes and a hat.

Key streets will also be targeted in Salamander Bay from 8 May and Little Beach from 12 June.

Brochures will be delivered prior to planting allowing residents to opt out of the project by contacting Council (see document in Key Documents tab for more information about this project).

For specific follow up information, talk to Les Seddon, Coordinator Natural Resources 4980 0351 or Lee McElroy, Vegetation Management Officer 4980 0118.



Welcome to our dedicated page to koalas in the Port Stephens area.

This page will be used to promote projects undertaken by Port Stephens Council to assist the health and population of koalas.

We are seeking input from our residents and visitors who can provide photos and advice regarding sightings which will help us to be informed about population numbers and movements in the local government area.

Some of the projects we are currently undertaking include:

Tomaree Peninsula Urban Koala Corridor Enhancement Planting Project

The Tomaree Peninsula Urban Koala Corridor Enhancement Planting Project is a three year project that aims to increase koala food and habitat trees in local reserves and streets to create a more resilient koala habitat in areas within the Tomaree Peninsula.

Join Port Stephens Council, the Green Army and local community groups at the following reserves between 9:30 - 10:30am.

Wednesday 12 April Alongside the Salamander Sports Complex

Thursday 27 April Hannah Reserve next to IGA Anna Bay.

Please bring your own gloves, drinking water and sunscreen; and be sure to wear enclosed shoes and a hat.

Key streets will also be targeted in Salamander Bay from 8 May and Little Beach from 12 June.

Brochures will be delivered prior to planting allowing residents to opt out of the project by contacting Council (see document in Key Documents tab for more information about this project).

For specific follow up information, talk to Les Seddon, Coordinator Natural Resources 4980 0351 or Lee McElroy, Vegetation Management Officer 4980 0118.


Koala Sightings

11 months

Please record your koala sighting here

If you can type in the nearest cross street reference as well would be great. The more information provided the better. 


Please record your koala sighting here

If you can type in the nearest cross street reference as well would be great. The more information provided the better.