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We are proud to be home to one of the last remaining koala populations on the east coast of Australia and we're working hard to protect them for future generations.

The Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 identifies Koalas as being vulnerable and threatened in NSW. Some of the challenges facing koala populations include:

  • habitat loss
  • disease
  • vehicle collisions
  • dog attacks

To help protect the koalas of Port Stephens, we have developed the Comprehensive Koala Plan of Management (CKPoM).

Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary

Opening 26 September 2020, the Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary is a unique and innovative facility by Port Stephens Council, in partnership with Port Stephens Koalas and the NSW Government.

Focused on conservation, this facility includes a hospital for sick, injured or orphaned koalas as well as a tourism centre and cafe.

Port Stephens Conservation Crew

This is a new way for us to engage with our community on all things related to conservation. It will bring together people who are interested in being a part of a solution for biodiversity issues facing Port Stephens. Find out more on Port Stephens Conservation Crew.

Koala Sightings in Port Stephens

Have you seen a Koala in Port Stephens? Record your Koala sightings using our interactive map. All sightings are uploaded to the NSW BioNet Atlas on an annual basis.