Help us double the number of koalas across eastern Australia by 2050

The koala is the quintessential Australian animal, known globally, much loved and facing a crisis. Koalas already faced potential extinction before the bushfires because of deforestation, but the fires pushed koalas to the brink.  WWF-Australia is determined to turn this tragedy around, and we need your help. With the right investments and decisions, our plan is not just to bring koalas back across eastern Australia but to give them the chance to thrive.   Plus, for every koala we assist, we help hundreds of other species. We are working to ensure that no injured animal has to travel more than two hours to receive veterinary care. To achieve this, we will need to invest in bolstering the capacity of wildlife hospitals in priority areas, starting with hospital upgrades, a mobile veterinary unit and a new state of the art wildlife hospital. We are engaging in bold and innovative projects including drone seeding to replant and restore koala habitat - connecting a network of wildlife corridors along the east coast to allow koalas to move freely and easily through fragmented landscapes. As a next step, we’re also working with landholders to protect and restore koala habitat on private land by incentivising the creation of koala safe havens and advocating for stronger laws and protections for koalas and the places they call home.

Help us take action where it counts

Annie the koala is wrapped in blankets after her bandage changing procedure. Annie was found near Mallacoota, suffering from burns to her paws. She was treated at the Mallacoota triage centre and flown back to Melbourne Zoo where she has been recovering and receiving treatment.
© WWF Australia / Veronica Joseph

Help us build a network for their future

In order to protect our koalas of the future, help WWF-Australia build a network of new wildlife and koala hospitals and to expand and modernise an existing koala clinic into a life-saving wildlife surgery.

Mother koala with joey on her back
Mother koala with joey on her back © Shutterstock / Alizada Studios / WWF

Restore the Northern Rivers koala corridors with us

Plant a tree. Save a life. We will be planting 100,000 koala habitat trees across 100 km+ of koala corridors. This will vastly improve the ability of koalas and other wildlife to disperse across fragmented landscapes between forested areas.

AirSeed Technologies drone in forefront, two men in background with drone remote
img-drone-seeding-with-Airseed-tech © WWF-Australia

Help us create new koala habitat corridors via drone direct seeding

A gift from the skies. We’re planting seeds not from the ground, but from above. We will be using innovative, high-tech advancements in technology, to create new koala habitat corridors via drone direct seeding at scale to restore koala habitat.

Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) in a tree, Thailand.
Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) in a tree, Thailand. © Shutterstock / Yatra / WWF

Creating greatness - help us create the 'Great Koala National Park'

50,000 hectares of new national park in high-priority koala habitat in state forests along the northern coast of NSW.

Koala joey (Phascolarctos cinereus) and mom watching sunset
© Shutterstock / dangdumrong / WWF

Aid us in establishing the 'Great Koala Tourism Trail'

Let’s walk the walk. Help WWF-Australia in building a beautiful koala habitat eco-tourism trail from sunny Sydney to the Sunshine Coast.

Annie the koala finds a tree after being released into the wild
© Zoos Victoria

Building the WWF Land Fund to create new private koala safe havens

We will support landowners to manage their properties for their natural values to provide a safe haven for koalas.