Koala Breeding Season Alert

The breeding season for koalas begins soon.  Usually running from around August through to February, it can be a stressful time for koalas as they find themselves on the move in search of a mate and new habitat.

During this time, you may be more likely to see koalas crossing our roads or moving through our neighbourhoods. To keep our koalas safe, be vigilant in looking out for them on the road while you are driving. 

You can also help by keeping your dogs on leads and inside at night.  Young koalas are particularly vulnerable to attack as they leave their mothers during this time. If you see any injured wildlife please contact WIRES on 13 000 WIRES or 1300 094 737.

For further information contact Amanda Carter, River and Biodiversity Project Officer on 6655 7300.