Wollondilly Koala Conservation Project


Wollondilly Shire Council’s ‘Koala Conservation Project’ has grown over the last two years with recent surveys proving that there is a healthy colony of breeding koalas in the region which 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, other organisations and the community to undertake valuable work that will help to protect koala’s and inform future development planning and conservation management decisions.

For more information on Koala Food Trees of the Wollondilly click here.