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.

Adopt a Wild Koala

Your adoption helps with the rescue and treatment of sick and injured koalas and release back to their home range where possible.  Your adoption also assists with the conservation and expansion of habitat, collection of information for research relating to habitat, disease, nutrition and habits of wild koalas.  It also helps to provide educational material to increase public awareness of all aspects of the koala.

The cost for an adoptions within Australia is $60 per year.  Overseas adoptions are $70 per year which includes postage.  eAdoptions are $40 per year.

You have a choice of 18 Koalas which are available for adoption.  We have 8 exhibit koalas who live permanently at the Koala Hospital.  If you want to adopt a koala you can visit at the Koala Hospital you can choose from the eight exhibit koalas:

Eight Exhibit koalas who reside permanently at the Koala Hospital  – Barrington Xavier, Byabarra Jones, Emerald Downs Mary, Guyra Allen, Lismore Myrtle, Lismore Rose, Ocean Summer and Zenani 

Five Koala Joeys who have been hand reared by Koala Hospital volunteers and have been released recently – Hockey Luna, Kooloonbung Close Trevor, Kooloonbung Tasha, Balmoral Mini and Myoora Jarrah

Two koalas who appear in the National Geographic DVD about the Koala Hospital – Crescent Head Jimmy and Oxley Twinkles – these 2 koalas have been released

New Koala on Adoption Program – Lion Leo has amazing blue eyes which is a rare genetic phenomenon as koalas usually have brown eyes – Lion Leo was released in September 2019

Two Burns Victims from the recent Fires – LINR (Lake Innes Nature Reserve) Anwen and LINR Paul – These two koalas were the first to be rescued from the firegrounds at Lake Innes Nature Reserve


Adopt A Wild Koala Package

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By sharing in an Adopt A Wild Koala adoption of a wild koala you will receive an adoption package which consists of a Certificate of Adoption that has the photo of the adopted koala, the name of the koala, the name of the person adopting the koala and the date of adoption.   You can include a special message to the recipient.

What’s Included:

  • Printed Adoption Certificate
  • A story about your adopted koala
  • Booklet about Koalas
  • A Koala Hospital bookmark.
  • A copy of the latest Gum Tips publication.

International postage can take 2 to 3 weeks to arrive. 

$40 of each Adopt A Wild Koala (AAWK) adoption is tax-deductible within Australia. 

e-Adopt Certificate

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By sharing in an ‘eAdopt’ adoption of a wild koala you will receive by email a Certificate of Adoption that has the photo of the adopted koala, the name of the person adopting the koala, the name of the koala and the date of adoption.

What’s Included:

  • e-Adoption Certificate received by email.

An eAdoption is AU$40 per year and is fully tax-deductible within Australia.






Are you ready to change the lives of these koalas and provide some of the necessary funding to further the work of the Koala Hospital?

Adopt a Koala Now!

Alternatively you may wish to adopt a koala offline by downloading our adoption form, completing it and posting your adoption request to us. HARD COPY