Koalas as part of Aboriginal Culture

Many Aboriginal cultures have a strong connection to koalas and their habitat.

In the tiles below, we explore many different aspects of the relationship between Aboriginal people and koalas.

Caring for Guula Ngurra

Gumbaynggirr Good Koala Country Plan


Koalas and The Dreaming

Koalas in First Nations Art

Aboriginal Rangers Working in Conservation in NSW

Indigenous Protected Areas

Aboriginal Seasonal Calendars

Aboriginal fire management and cultural burning

Koalas and Traditional Land Management

Koalas of Long Ago


Aboriginal Languages, Songs and Ceremonies

Aboriginal content on these pages has been compiled and reviewed by the Coffs Harbour and District Local Aboriginal Land Council and Flying Fish Blue.

The term ‘First Nations’ recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the sovereign people of this land. It recognises various language groups as separate and unique sovereign nations.