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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. Since 2014 the Koala Health Hub has been working to improve koala health thanks to the generous support of Koala Sanctuary (West Pennant Hills), Koala Conservation Australia (Port Macquarie Koala Hospital) and, most recently, Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service NSW (WIRES).
Community Wildlife Survey 2021

The Community Wildlife Survey has reopened! Share your knowledge of koalas and other mammals, including both native and introduced species. The survey has reopened to help understand how our wildlife and introduced mammals have been impacted by the 201 … Continue reading Community Wildlife Survey 2021

Bushfires

Links and resources for bushfire response and koala care

Community Wildlife Survey 2019

We are on the lookout for wildlife across NSW. If you’ve seen brushtail possums, platypus, wombats, koalas, spotted-tailed quolls, or a few of their neighbours, we want to know. Our Community Wildlife Survey is now open. https://www.environment.nsw.gov … Continue reading Community Wildlife Survey 2019