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Koala spotting
It comes as a surprise to many of our visitors that quite often Koalas can be found in trees close to the ferry. It's easy to enjoy the koalas - leave your car on the mainland, and come across as a pedestrian on the ferry (it's FREE).

Look up as you reach our Island and just beyond our Ferry shed you may find one of our furry citizens. Sometimes they can be seen in the trees near the water’s edge by the car park. Koalas change trees during the day as well as at night, so you may see them walking along the roads.
Photo: C Murray
Koala Shelter
For wildlife care and emergency rescues please call Susie at the Koala and Wildlife Shelter -
m:
0447 470 905

Keep up to date with Shelter reports on the Koala and Wildlife Shelter web site.
 
Photo: Cor Schimmel
© Janneka Schimmel
 
Walk the Koala Trail
Walk the Koala Trail

The Islanders have created a Koala Trail. As you come off the ferry look for the Tourist Information Board in the park. This will guide you along the trail, an easy 1.2 km walk starting in the ferry park.

Rescued from the brink
Rescued from the brink

To conserve these animals, koalas were introduced to Phillip Island in 1920. A consignment of 32 koalas was sent from Phillip Island to Raymond Island on 25 September 1953 - and released by Fred Jones. The population has flourished.

Summer tip
Summer tip

Koalas drink during the hot dry weather. Please remember to put out a shallow water bowl for the koalas and other wildlife.

Koalas at risk
Koalas at risk

In 1778, koalas were found from Queensland to South Australia. From the 1800s fire, disease, clearing and the fur trade were so devastating that by 1925 the koala was nearly extinct.

How much can koalas bear?
How much can koalas bear?

Koalas may look cuddly like bears but they are marsupials and are not related.

Learn more about koalas...
Living with koalas
Living with koalas

Living with koalas is a privilege and a responsibility. Luckily, there are some simple things you can do to give your local koalas a helping hand.

Download the Living with Koalas guide...
Photo: A Vardy
Koala tales
Koala tales

Islanders share their experiences of living with koalas.

Koala gallery coming soon
Conservation
Conservation

Our challenge is to protect our local wildlife to keep healthy populations for the future.

Learn more...
Koala Shelter
For wildlife care and emergency rescues please call Susie at the Koala and Wildlife Shelter - m:
0447 470 905

Keep up to date with Shelter reports on the Koala and Wildlife Shelter web site.
Koala Shelter
For wildlife care and emergency rescues please call Susie at the Koala and Wildlife Shelter - m:
0447 470 905

And remember to leave a shallow bowl of water in the garden during hot days for koalas and other wildlife to drink.
How much can koalas bear?
How much can koalas bear?

Koalas are marsupials and are not related to bears.

Learn more about koalas...
Conservation
Conservation

Our challenge is to protect our local wildlife.

Learn more...