Survey koalas

Citizen scientists play a vital role in surveying koalas, helping us to keep an eye on our most high-profile, iconic species.

Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)If someone asks you to think of a native Australian animal, chances are that you’ll think of a koala.

However, the koala is a threatened species in NSW and citizen scientists are working with us to keep an eye on them.

Whether you look for signs of koalas near where you live or while you’re on holiday, you’ll be helping to save this iconic species.

You can take part in various koala surveys in NSW, including the following.

Survey koalas in the beautiful Bongil Bongil National Park, about 20km south of Coffs Harbour.

Participants walk 3km every night along gravel fire trails to survey the koalas, using spotlighting and audio recognition.

They take part in one 2 hour survey every 4 nights, a total of 5 nights’ work over 16 days.

All equipment and training is provided.

How do I sign up?

If you want to find out more, or to sign up, contact Ranger Martin Smith at the NPWS Coffs Harbour office or (02) 6652 0907.

Read the latest news about koala sightings and conservation projects in the Murrah and Mumbulla flora reserves on the NSW Far South Coast.

Look at images of koalas.