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 15 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, Elparra David, Emerald Downs Mary, Guyra Allen, Ocean Summer, Oxley Kaylee and Zenani (Nani)

Three joeys who have been hand reared by Koala Hospital volunteers and will be released in the near future

Hockey Luna, Kooloonbung Close Trevor and Kooloonbung Tasha

Two joeys who were also hand reared but have now been released

Balmoral Mini and Myoora Jarrah

Two koalas who appear in the National Geographic DVD about the Koala Hospital

Crescent Head Jimmy and Oxley Twinkles (daughter of Oxley Kaylee)


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
  • Vinyl Sticker with the words “I Have Adopted a Wild Koala”
  • 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

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