The Port Macquarie Koala Hospital Website is now accepting e-adoptions and donations. Adoption packages will be available soon. We wish to thank everyone for their ongoing support.

Please ensure you check your spam folder for e-adoption certificates before contacting the Koala Hospital about missing orders.

Gum Tips - December 2020

Contents:

Koalas in homecare
Report by Clinical Director, Cheyne Flanagan
Report by President, Sue Ashton
Remembering the fires
We can all help koalas
Protecting the future of wild koalas 
Thank you
Koala Hospital joins bushfire research
Koala Kids

We are Open to visitors

To ensure we can keep you safe, we now have a booking system. You must book online before you can visit the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital.

Tickets are not available at the Koala Hospital – all visits must be pre-booked.

If you are booking as a family or group, every person attending must have their name and phone number listed individually regardless of their age. Collection of your name and contact details is a government regulation relating to COVID-19 safety procedures.

Under Covid-19 restrictions we can no longer hand out Self Guided Tour information.  

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CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

  • If you have been asked to self-isolate, please do not enter Port Macquarie Koala Hospital
  • If you have cold or flu symptoms, we ask that you please stay home and do not visit Port Macquarie Koala Hospital until you are well again – pre booked tickets can be changed to another date. This advice also applies to staff and volunteers.
  • Under the current COVID-19 safety restrictions, all visitors are required to book a visit online providing their name and contact details and attend the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital on their selected date at their selected time only.
  • Tickets will not be available at the Koala Hospital.

Koala Hospital Development Updates

 

We are proud to announce the development of 2 major projects.  The first project is the Wild Koala Breeding Facility which will be located in new tourism precinct in the Cowarra State Forest.   The second project is the redevelopment of the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital at its current site. 

We have appointed Allen Jack + Cottier (AJ+C) as the architects who will work with us to design both facilities.

These are both multi-million dollar projects that will increase the tourism offers in Port Macquarie and increase our ability to care for our iconic koalas.  

>>>>>>> We're now accepting adoptions and donations!

The Port Macquarie Koala Hospital Website is now accepting adoptions and donations. Adoption packages are now available. We wish to thank everyone for their ongoing support. If you experience any issues, please email us at [email protected].

Adopt a Wild Koala - Welcome to Baz & Jan

Ruins Way Baz

Baz was a juvenile koala who had more than likely recently left his mother’s home range.  He was found after the 2019/2020 bushfires by 2 firefighters.  He was quite badly burnt with partial to full thickness burns on his hands, feet and nose.  The extent of his burns has resulted in permanent loss of claws on his hands and feet, plus scar tissue on digits and his chin.  Ruins Way Baz is able to climb trees with very narrow trunks but would not survive in the wild.

Maria River Road Jan
In late summer of 2019 a small male joey was found curled up in the middle of the road and was lucky not to have been hit by a car.  Jan (pronounced Yarn) responded to treatment despite several setbacks and is now a permanent resident at the Koala Hospital.  He has a lovely nature and the volunteers enjoy looking after him.

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LINR Paul, passed away on Sunday 28th June
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Changes at the Koala Hospital in response to Covid-19
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An update – there’s lots happening at the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital
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Wild Koala Breeding Program
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