I Spy Koala app was developed in 2019 by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment for the collection of koala observation and survey data.
This app is part of a pilot designed to improve the flow of koala observation data to NSW planning and decisions tools. All data submitted via the app is made available by the department through BioNet, NSW's corporate biodiversity data repository. From there, data is accessible to researchers, land managers, planners, consultants, government and the public via the BioNet website and associated data services.
Once your I Spy Koala data is submitted it will be available in BioNet within approximately 2 weeks. Your data will then be combined with other BioNet koala observations and published to the Sharing and Enabling Environmental Data (SEED) data portal, where you can conveniently view the interactive Koala Sightings – BioNet map.
Koala data helps inform environmental managers, land managers and the community about koala numbers, distribution and habitat, and assists the implementation of long-term conservation strategies to secure healthy koala populations in the wild.
How to access the app
The app is available for download for Apple and Android devices from either:
Terms and conditions
To sign up to I Spy Koala, you will need to agree to the following terms and conditions.
Last modified on 19 October 2020.
The purpose of this policy is to tell you what kind of personal information that the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment may collect from you when you use the BioSys, BioNet Atlas, BioNet Vegetation Classification, BioNet APIs and I Spy Koala applications (collectively the app), how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone and how you can access the information.