Code of Practice for Injured Sick and Orphaned Koalas

This Code is intended for everyone authorised to rescue, rehabilitate and release koalas. It has been developed to protect the welfare of koalas in care and the conservation of wild koala populations.

14 July 2023
Department of Planning and Environment
Publication, Policies and guidelines, Code of practice
  • ISBN 978-1-923076-33-4
  • ID EHG20230250
  • File PDF 1.2MB
  • Pages 45
  • Name code-of-practice-koalas-230250.pdf

The Code sets the standards for the care and housing of koalas that are incapable of fending for themselves in their natural habitat.

It contains both standards and guidelines for the care of koalas and is designed to be read in conjunction with the Office of Environment and Heritage Code of Practice for Injured, Sick and Orphaned Protected Fauna (General Code).

Compliance with the standards in the Code is a condition of a biodiversity conservation licence to rehabilitate and release sick, injured and orphaned protected animals issued under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016.

First published in 2010; reprinted July 2018 and July 2023.