Resources to help
protect Koalas

A koala sitting in a tree

Wildlife Watcher Blog

Are you Koalafied? Play Our Koala Game

Button that says "Get it on Google Play"

Koala Threat Mitigation Project

Funded by Department of Environment and Science and supported by local councils, Social Marketing @ Griffith are working across South East Queensland to increase community engagement to protect koalas.

Download their free resources and help us to get more people to act and protect our national icon:

••• Share on social media •••

Download JPG

A social media image for koala awareness that says I can't get out, sometimes I need help to get out of your pool.

Download JPG

A social media image for koala awareness that says I don't feel well, do you know the signs of a sick or injured koala? Please call 1300 animal.

Download JPG

A social media image for koala awareness that says 75% of dog attacks on koalas are fatal, but they can be trained to leave me alone.

Download JPG

A social media image for koala awareness that says have you seen me? If you see a wild koala, report it.

Download JPG

••• Posters and flyers •••

A poster for koala awareness that says it's breeding season, please watch out for koalas when driving.

Download PDF

A poster for koala awareness that says I can't get out, sometimes I need help to get out of your pool.

Download PDF

A poster for koala awareness that says I don't feel well, do you know the signs of a sick or injured koala? Please call 1300 animal.

Download PDF

A poster for koala awareness that says it's breeding season, please watch out for koalas when driving.

Download PDF

A poster for koala awareness that says have you seen me? If you see a wild koala, report it.

Download PDF

••• Koala Forum Presentation Slides •••

Download PDF

Download PDF

••• Videos •••

Calling Koalas

You can help save a koala’s life by knowing the signs they are sick and reporting it before it’s too late. This inspiring short film illustrates the impact of community action in saving koalas and emphasises that not only can anyone help, but that everyone has to in order to make meaningful change.

Koala Protection: A day in the life of a carer

Injured koalas need carers. Now it’s your turn to give them a hand.

Follow the journey of a koala rescued by Trish LeeHong from Wildlife Rescue, Rehabilitation and Education Centre.

Koala Protection – Ways we can help koalas

More than 1,500 koalas were hospitalised in Queensland in 2020. Koala protection is a shared responsibility that needs both governments and people to take actions.

••• Research papers •••

A fluffy koala in a tree

Harris, J. A., Rundle-Thiele, S., Pang, B., David, P., & Seydel, T. (2021). Leave it: Upskilling a dog owning community. In Social and Sustainability Marketing (pp. 739-754). Productivity Press.

Harris, J. A., Rundle-Thiele, S., David, P., & Pang, B. (2021). Engaging dog trainers in a city-wide roll-out of koala aversion skill enhancement: A social marketing program. Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, 28(3), 236-247.

Rundle-Thiele, S., Pang, B., Knox, K., David, P., Parkinson, J., & Hussenoeder, F. (2019). Generating new directions for reducing dog and koala interactions: A social marketing formative research study. Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, 26(2), 173-187.

David, P., Rundle-Thiele, S., Pang, B., Knox, K., Parkinson, J., & Hussenoeder, F. (2019). Engaging the dog owner community in the design of an effective koala aversion program. Social Marketing Quarterly, 25(1), 55-68.

Follow @Wildlife.WatcherAU

Sign up to receive monthly emails about the Koala Mitigation Project