Koala conservation programs, policies and legislation
Developing a NSW Koala Strategy
The NSW Government is developing a whole-of-government NSW koala strategy to stabilise and then start to increase koala numbers.
Learn more about developing the NSW Koala Strategy.
Saving our Species koala conservation
Saving our Species is a conservation program that aims to maximise the number of threatened species that can be secured in the wild in NSW for 100 years.
The koala has been allocated to the iconic management stream of Saving our Species because of its significant social, cultural and economic importance, and to meet community expectation that koalas are effectively managed and protected.
A conservation project is being developed for the koala in NSW under Saving our Species. The conservation project aims to secure koala populations in the wild, engage local communities in its conservation, and encourage the NSW community to identify with koalas as a flagship for threatened species conservation.
On 15 August 2017, the Chief Executive of the Office of Environment and Heritage approved the Saving our Species Iconic Koala Project action toolbox as an amendment to the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Program. Find out about the iconic koala species project.
More than $1.8 million has been invested in koala conservation across NSW through the Saving our Species program since 2012-13.
This has involved funding for koala surveys and habitat mapping, developing comprehensive koala plans of management to protect koala habitat and manage threats, and tracking koalas to record their movements.
An additional $800,000 has been committed to koala conservation under Saving our Species for 2017-18.