A NSW Government website


Explore the government's guidelines, policies, and programs to help better understand and protect koalas

Koala habitat guidelines

A practical guide to identify, connect and restore koala habitat in New South Wales

A review of koala tree use across New South Wales

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Koala mapping information

Koala habitat suitability map

Predicts the likelihood of koala habitat occurring across northern New South Wales, originally to help regulate native forestry on public and private land

Koala Habitat Information Base map

Uses best available data for mapping layers such as tree use, koala likelihood, and habitat and tree suitability

NSW Koala Baseline Likelihood Map

Predicts the likelihood of koalas occurring across New South Wales, informed by statewide survey programs

Koala research and monitoring

A koala in a tree

This 10-year plan sets out a targeted and coordinated way to increase our knowledge of koalas

I Spy Koala app on a green background

A citizen science app allowing anyone in New South Wales to contribute koala sightings and data to NSW BioNet

George Madani in a tree capturing a koala in a bag

Explore more information about the programs, guidelines and tools which help us better understand koalas

Legislation and policy


Koalas in New South Wales are listed as endangered under the Biodiversity Conservation Act


Rules for development assessments and koala plans of management


Rules for farm forest harvesting in line with ecologically sustainable forest management

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Wildlife rescue and rehabilitation

The codes of practice, training standards, care guidelines, and compliance tools for consistent wildlife rehabilitation standards

Biodiversity Conservation Licences are required under the Biodiversity Conservation Act to rehabilitate sick, injured or orphaned protected animals

Explore more resources and information for wildlife rehabilitators in New South Wales

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