The official website dedicated
to koala conservation
in New South Wales
Koalas are uniquely Australian. They are one of our most loved and iconic animals and people come from all over the world to see them.
In New South Wales, our koalas are special – but they are also under threat. Habitat loss, urban expansion, bush fires, car strikes, dog attacks and disease are all serious threats facing our koalas.
Koalas in New South Wales are also some of the most genetically diverse in the country. They may be critical to the future survival of the species.
While they can be hard to find, there may be around 20,000 to 30,000 wild koalas still living in New South Wales.
High up in the treetops. In coastal forests. In the Northern Rivers region. Along the tablelands and plains west of the Great Divide. Through the Blue Mountains and the Southern Highlands. Among the suburban fringes of Sydney. This is NSW Koala Country.
See the map and links below to learn more about koalas, read inspiring stories from dedicated individuals working to save them, understand what the NSW government is doing to protect them, and explore ways you can help.
Read the latest news about koala conservation in New South Wales
Watch the NSW Koala Country video
koalas have been rescued since 2000
of rescued koalas were released back into the wild
the estimated decline of the New South Wales koala population in the last two decades
NSW Koala Country
Koalas have been found across many areas in the eastern half of New South Wales – this is NSW Koala Country.
You can see the extent of NSW Koala Country on the map below.
Buttons on the map link to stories of dedicated people working to conserve koalas for future generations.