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How to help koalas

Koala hugging a tree while sleeping

What can you do to help as resident, business owner or visitor?

Be a supporter

Anyone can register as a Koalatown supporter, you’ll receive a free sticker and brochure as well as regular updates about our programs and initiatives and ways that you can get involved.

Quarterly, we select one of our supporters to win a prize which could include a wildlife encounter or a free family pass to a local zoo, free native plants for your garden or even rare opportunities to help us with our ‘invitation only’ koala programs.

Register as a Koalatown Supporter

What do I get when I register?

  • As a Koalatown supporter you’ll be kept up to date with the Koalatown campaign as projects and programs are rolled out and you’ll be notified directly when there are exciting opportunities to get your hands dirty.
  • You’ll also provide us with information that will help us understand more about the issues and the key areas where we can help in assisting our community to protect our koalas.

If you’re a resident in Campbelltown

Report all sightings of koalas to 02 4645 4601 or koalatown@campbelltown.nsw.gov.au

Or download the I Spy Koala App on Android and Apple

Report sick or injured wildlife to WIRES 0466 318 688 or Sydney Wildlife 02 9413 4300

Be aware and drive carefully in areas east of the train line, particularly at dusk, dawn and during the night.

If you hit a koala or any wildlife in your car, contact WIRES or Sydney Wildlife

Keep dogs secured while you are not at home and preferably indoors at night.

Ensure you walk your dog on a lead when you are outside your home or let you dog loose at one of our six off leash areas across the city. Notify Council if you see dogs roaming or un-leashed in public areas on 02 4645 4604

To find out more download our Living with dogs in koala habitat brochure(2MB, PDF)

Plant koala food trees on your property.

Conserve koala habitat on your property if you live in a rural area.

Join your local Bushcare group or take part in one of our tree planting days.

On rural properties, ensure your fences are koala friendly (30cm gap at bottom, no barbed wire, wooden posts) and that a second internal secure fence (Colorbond or alike) is used to keep your dog in and koalas out.

Drape a secured piece of rope into your swimming pool to enable koalas to climb out if they fall in.

Become a Koalatown approved rural property by demonstrating the above on your property.

Support our dedicated wildlife carers by donating directly or purchasing a souvenir from the Campbelltown Visitor Information Centre where all profits go directly to supporting the amazing work they do for our wildlife.

Talk about Koalatown, place a sticker on your car, mailbox or bin and encourage your friends and family to visit our reserves and participate in programs to support Campbelltown’s koalas.



If you're a business owner 

Register your support as a business that values our local koalas and display our Koalatown Supporter poster in your shop window or on your vehicle.

Become a project partner and provide sponsorship for one of our upcoming programs.

Support our dedicated wildlife carers by donating directly or purchasing a souvenir from the Campbelltown Visitor Information Centre where all profits go directly to supporting the amazing work they do for our wildlife.

Talk about Koalatown, place a sticker on your car, mailbox or bin and encourage your friends and family to visit our reserves and participate in programs to support Campbelltown’s koalas.



If you're visiting Campbelltown

Report all sightings of koalas to 02 4645 4601 or koalatown@campbelltown.nsw.gov.au

Or download the I Spy Koala App on Android and Apple

Report sick or injured wildlife to WIRES 0466 318 688 or Sydney Wildlife 02 9413 4300

Be aware and drive carefully in areas east of the train line, particularly at dusk, dawn and during the night.

If you hit a koala or any wildlife in your car contact WIRES or Sydney Wildlife

Ensure you walk your dog on a lead when you are outside your home or let you dog loose at one of our six off leash areas across the city. Notify Council if you see dogs roaming or un-leashed in public areas on 02 4645 4604

Support our dedicated wildlife carers by donating directly or purchasing a souvenir from the Campbelltown Visitor Information Centre where all profits go directly to supporting the amazing work they do for our wildlife.

Talk about Koalatown, stick a sticker on your car, mailbox or bin and encourage your friends and family visit our reserves and participate in programs to support Campbelltown’s koalas.


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