The Koala Health Hub (KHH) is an initiative of the University of Sydney to benefit koala welfare and conservation by connecting researchers across the country with people on the coalface of koala care and management. Through communication and collaboration, and provision of essential services and expertise, we aim to create an inclusive, diverse and innovative source of support for koala health management in Australia.

Koalas are part of Australia’s national identity, but koala numbers have been in severe decline for many years. Koalas are listed as “vulnerable” over most of their range, based on a dramatic decline in koala numbers over the past 5-10 years.
The threat facing koala populations today is complex and based on numerous challenges including habitat loss, widespread and serious disease, urbanization, domestic dog attacks, motor vehicle collisions and climatic extremes. Without assistance to overcome these issues the long-term outlook for koalas in Australia is bleak