We are moving quickly to deliver projects that support the recovery of the koala. These projects are being delivered in partnership with First Nations people, the community, conservation organisations, governments, scientists and land managers.
We are supporting community-led projects that:
- improve the extent, quality and connectivity of koala habitat
- reduce threats
- increase understanding and management of koala disease
- improve our understanding of koala populations.
Approved community grant projects (PDF 87 KB)
Approved community grant projects (DOCX 101 KB)
Large habitat restoration projects
A cost-benefit analysis was commissioned to guide the design and delivery of large-scale habitat restoration and protection projects. This was done using the Investments Framework for Environmental Resources (INFFER) method. This builds on a previous INFFER analysis completed in 2019.
Information on approved large habitat restoration project will be included here as they are announced.
Find out more about the INFFER analysis in Science for koala recovery.
National Koala Monitoring Program
This program uses state of the art scientific surveying and modelling techniques to better understand the status and trend of koala populations. We partner with universities and First Nations people through the program. We’re also working to build survey know-how with citizen scientists.
The program will create a rigorous, national snapshot of koala populations and koala distribution. It will allow us to detect changes in koala populations over time.
Find out more about the National Koala Monitoring Program.
We will continue to invest in initiatives to improve koala health. This will include expanding koala hospitals and services. We will also invest in koala chlamydia vaccines and fertility projects.
Information on approved koala health projects will be included here as they are announced.
The work we are doing now builds on previous koala recovery and conservation efforts. This includes a $6 million investment through the Environment Restoration Fund and $18 million for koala recovery as part of bushfire recovery investments.
Koala projects funded under the initial $6 Million through the Environment Restoration Fund (PDF 129 KB)
Koala projects funded under the initial $6 Million through the Environment Restoration Fund (DOCX 67 KB)
Koala conservation infographic (PDF 1.9 MB)
Koala conservation infographic (DOCX 69 KB)
Approved Koala conservation projects (PDF 172 KB)
Approved Koala conservation projects (DOCX 65 KB)