What do we do with the information you give us?

    With the information provided by the koala map we plan where to plant our koala feed trees and gives us information on koala populations in the region. We also give all our information to the state government.

    How do I know if a koala is sick or injured?

    If you see a koala motionless on the ground, or a koala with a dark stained rump or crusty eyes. The koala may have been bitten by a dog or hit by a car or just in an unsafe place. Call Port Stephens Koalas 0418 628 483.

    Who do I call to report a sick or injured koala?

    Port Stephens Koalas

    Phone 0418 628 483

    Where can I find a listing of koala food trees?

    Please see Appendix 8 of the Port Stephen's Council Comprehensive Koala Management Plan
    or below:
    Grey Gum (Eucalyptus punctata) 
    Scribbly Gum (Eucalyptus haemastoma or E. signata) 
    Brown Stringybark (Eucalyptus capitellata) 
    White Mahogany (Eucalyptus acmenioides)
    Red Mahogany (Eucalypyus resinifera) 
    Tallowood (Eucalyptus microcorys)
    Sydney Blue Gum (Eucalyptus saligna)
    Sydney Peppermint (Eucalyptus piperita) 
    Blackbutt (Eucalyptus pilularis) 
    Spotted Gum (Eucalyptus maculata) 
    Grey Ironbark (Eucalyptus paniculata) 
    Narrow-leaved Red Ironbark (Eucalyptus crebra)
    Broad – leaved White Mahogany (Eucalyptus umbra) 
    Flooded Gum (Eucalyptus grandis) 
    Small – leaved Peppermint (Eucalyptus nicholii) 
    Red Bloodwood (Eucalyptus gumnifera) 
    Smooth Barked Apple (Angophora costata) 
    Broad – leafed Paperbark (Melaleuca quinquinerva)
    Swamp She-oak (Casuarina glauca) 

    What does a koala sound like?

    A male koala sounds a lot like a large pig. Please follow this link to listen to the sound.

    What does koala scat (or poo) look like?

    Koala scat looks a lot like the pips of a large olive in terms of shape and size. See the picture below (photos supplied by Anne Newsome)

    What does koala scratchings look like?

    Koala scratchings look like this (photos from Anne Newsome)