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Objectives of the Association:
- The preservation and care of wild koalas.
- The preservation and expansion of habitat of wild koalas.
- The collection of information for research relating to habitat, disease, nutrition and habits of wild koalas and the recording of same.
- To rescue and treat sick and injured koalas and to record details and case histories and release back to home range if possible.
- To provide educational material, to increase public awareness of all aspects of the koala.
- Protection of the wild koala population through liaison with local councils, NSW Government departments and private property owners.
Not a member yet? By joining the Koala Hospital you help us fight in the preservation of our dear little friends.To become a member of the Koala Hospital, use the following signup link.
New member applicants names and are submitted to the management committee on the third Friday of each month. Names and details of those applying to volunteer at the Koala Hospital are given to the coordinators to contact them as a vacancy in their section becomes available. The membership coordinator will then contact you to arrange induction and training.
Junior members working at the Koala Hospital are required to have private or school insurance.
Robyn’s career included 32 years as finance officer with the TAB. Robyn and husband John had a “sea change” and moved to Lake Cathie in 2001.
Robyn joined the Koala Hospital in 2002 as she was looking for something to do with animals. Robyn had seen all the media coverage over the 2002 bushfires that affected so many koalas, and wanted to help.
In 2004 Robyn became a team leader and joined the supervisory team.
Feeling warm and fuzzy
- Tuesday, 12 March 2013
An article in the Sun Herald March 10, 2013Nina Karnikowski Travel Writer
Nina Karnikowski decides it's high time to get cuddly with an Aussie favourite.I’ve never touched a koala. As an Australian, I’m almost ashamed to admit it. It seems on par with never having eaten a Vegemite sandwich, never...
New York City premiere of the Documentary 'Koala Hospital'
- Tuesday, 29 January 2013
According to Susan Kelly, koalas have become "urban refugees," under siege by expanding cities that bring with them deforestation, dogs, traffic, and other ills for native wildlife. Director of Global Briefing, and writer, producer and director of the new documentary Koala Hospital, Susan Kelly...
Sydney University Research
- Sunday, 18 November 2012
The work that the Koala Hospital has hosted has been fantastic and the effort and assistance provided by the whole organization but particularly by Cheyne and all the volunteers over the years with Jo and also our other PhD students, has been truly magnificent. I know how disruptive and...