The below information is provided by Koala Crusaders:

If you see a koala, whether on your bush walks or in your backyard, it is always important to assess the koala’s health by using the 3 D’s – Danger, Distress or Disease. If the koala falls under any of these categories, please call 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625) immediately.

DANGER – Is if the koala is in direct danger of cars, dogs, etc.

DISTRESS – Is if the koala is injured, acting incoherently, or sitting at the bottom of a tree.

DISEASE – Is if the koala is showing signs of infection. Common diseases are:

  • Conjunctivitis – pink, crusty and/or swelling around the eyes
  • Cystitis – also known as “dirty bottom”

It is vital that you do not touch or approach the koala unless you are a trained handler.

Ensuring the safety of our koalas requires collaboration from everyone within our community. To learn more about koala protection & conservation, please visit the following websites:

Koala Crusaders

Noosa Council 

Noosa Biosphere 

Queensland Government 

Save The Koala

1300 ANIMAL is an animal emergency hotline provided by RSPCA Queensland for all animal emergencies.