The official website dedicated
to protecting koalas in the wild
in New South Wales
Caring for the Clarence: A community tree planting initiative
Following the devastating 2019-20 bushfires, the local Clarence Valley community set out to educate the community and restore important koala habitat.
5000 trees have now been planted on the NSW North Coast with funding from the NSW Koala Strategy. This project is a great example of how you and your community can get together and make a significant difference to this Aussie icon.
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.
Koalas and NSW Koala Country need our help.
See the map and links below to learn more about koalas, NSW Koala Country and what you can do to help protect koalas.
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.