Koalas in Port Stephens

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

Port Stephens is home to one of the last remaining koala populations on the east coast of Australia, but numbers are in decline. Here you can learn about how Port Stephens Council is assisting the health and population of koalas in our area.

We are working on a number of projects to help benefit koala populations.

Koala Sightings (see map below)

We are seeking input from our residents and visitors about our Koala population. You can mark your sighting in the map below. If you can provide photos and advice regarding sightings this will help us to stay informed about population numbers and movements of koalas in the local government area.

Include as much information as possible about your sighting - including things like nearest cross street.

Tomaree Peninsula Urban Koala Corridor Enhancement Planting

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.

Koala Sanctuary

On Monday 7 May 2018 Council successfully secured $3 million in funding from the NSW Government to build the facility at Treescape Holiday Park, One Mile Beach.

The Koala Sanctuary will include three key elements:

  • Care and conservation – including services to care for sick, injured or orphaned koalas that require attention, with a view to returning these treated animals back to the natural environment, conducted by Port Stephens Koalas. The sanctuary will also have a controlled breeding and release program.
  • Scientific research and education – including the ability to research and learn more about our local koala population

Port Stephens Council Comprehensive Koala Plan of Management (CKPoM).

In order to implement measures to protect koalas and their habitat and maintain compliance with state planning policies, Council and a Steering Committee developed a CKPoM. We are currently in the process of reviewing this Plan and developing an updated Koala strategy to tackle some of the challenges facing koalas in Port Stephens include habitat loss, disease, vehicle collisions and dog attacks.

For more information contact Natural Resources on 4988 0255.

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

Port Stephens is home to one of the last remaining koala populations on the east coast of Australia, but numbers are in decline. Here you can learn about how Port Stephens Council is assisting the health and population of koalas in our area.

We are working on a number of projects to help benefit koala populations.

Koala Sightings (see map below)

We are seeking input from our residents and visitors about our Koala population. You can mark your sighting in the map below. If you can provide photos and advice regarding sightings this will help us to stay informed about population numbers and movements of koalas in the local government area.

Include as much information as possible about your sighting - including things like nearest cross street.

Tomaree Peninsula Urban Koala Corridor Enhancement Planting

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.

Koala Sanctuary

On Monday 7 May 2018 Council successfully secured $3 million in funding from the NSW Government to build the facility at Treescape Holiday Park, One Mile Beach.

The Koala Sanctuary will include three key elements:

  • Care and conservation – including services to care for sick, injured or orphaned koalas that require attention, with a view to returning these treated animals back to the natural environment, conducted by Port Stephens Koalas. The sanctuary will also have a controlled breeding and release program.
  • Scientific research and education – including the ability to research and learn more about our local koala population

Port Stephens Council Comprehensive Koala Plan of Management (CKPoM).

In order to implement measures to protect koalas and their habitat and maintain compliance with state planning policies, Council and a Steering Committee developed a CKPoM. We are currently in the process of reviewing this Plan and developing an updated Koala strategy to tackle some of the challenges facing koalas in Port Stephens include habitat loss, disease, vehicle collisions and dog attacks.

For more information contact Natural Resources on 4988 0255.

Koala Sightings

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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.