The Wollondilly Koala Conservation Project focusses on ensuring the protection and conservation of koalas in our Shire.
Wollondilly Koala Hotline - Call 4677 1100 to report koala sightings in Wollondilly.
Report injured koalas and other wildlife to 24hr WIRES Injured Koala line 0466 318 688, Sydney Wildlife 9413 4300, Wildlife South Coast Rescue 0418 427 214
Wollondilly Shire Council’s ‘Koala Conservation Project’ has grown over the last two years with recent surveys proving there is a healthy colony of breeding koalas in the region. The population is continuous with the well known koalas of Campbelltown and is linked through a habitat corridor that runs through Appin to Wilton and down to Avon Dam and Bargo. The koalas north of Picton Road to Campbelltown are part of the only population in the State that is disease free.
Koala’s are an iconic part of Wollondilly’s natural history with the first recorded European sighting of a koala occurring near Bargo in 1798 by John Price, who wrote
“there is another animal that the natives call Cullawine, which much resembles the Sloths in America.”
Wollondilly Shire Council is partnering with the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH), neighbouring Council’s, Wingecaribee and Campbelltown, other organisations such as the University of Sydney koala health hub, Conservation Volunteers Australia and community groups such as Wollondilly WIRES to undertake valuable work that will help to protect koala’s and their habitat and to inform future development planning and conservation management decisions.