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The Koala Hospital In Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
Port Macquarie is about five hours drive north of Sydney
and has a population of around 30,000.

Real Time Stories From Our Hospital

1. Evin The Hitch-Hiker 2. "Where's My Mummy?"
3. An Inquisitive Interloper 4. Tiny Koala Orphan Doing Well
(See Update in Story 6)
5. "That Koala" Fenech 6. Taree Laurel 

Links To Our Friends And Supporters
German Supporters : http://www.koalahilfe.de
USA Supporters   : http://www.koalahospital.org/

The Koala Preservation Society of N.S.W. Inc. is a group of volunteers committed to the welfare and preservation of wild koalas. Its work is totally reliant on donations.

The Society was formed in 1973. The objects of the Society are :

  • The preservation and care of wild koalas.
  • The preservation and expansion of habitat for wild koalas.
  • The collection of information for research relating to habitat, disease, nutrition and habits of wild koalas.
  • To rescue and treat sick and injured koalas and to record details and case histories.
  • To provide educational instructional material to increase public awareness of all aspects of the life of koalas.
  • Protection of wild koala populations through liaison with local councils, State forests of New South Wales , National Parks and Wildlife Service, government and private property owners.

The Society operates the Koala Hospital in Macquarie Nature Reserve in Lord Street, Port Macquarie, where up to 90 koalas have been cared for at any one time. During the bushfires near Port Macquarie in 1994, 89 koalas were rescued and treated at the Hospital.

Between 150 and 200 koalas are treated at the hospital each year.They are mostly from Port Macquarie but also come from the Taree, Great Lakes, Kempsey, Hunter, New England and Coffs Harbour areas.

Very sick koalas are treated in the "Intensive Care Unit" in the John Williamson Wing of the Koala Hospital building. This wing was built using donations collected at country singer John Williamson's concerts and the proceeds from his song "Goodbye Blinky Bill".

When the koalas have fully recovered, they are returned to their home range provided it has not been cleared for development.

Tour groups and school groups are welcomed at the hospital, where they are given talks and provided with educational pamphlets. Members of the public are also welcome to visit the hospital all year round, 7 days a week, to see the koalas being fed and treated. Feeding times are 7.30 am and 3.00 pm daily.

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If you would like to support the Society, please consider either sending a donation and/or becoming a Supporting or Overseas Member.

Supporting and Overseas Members receive a bi-monthly copy of the Society's newsletter "GUM TIPS". In the newsletter we try to keep members up to date with koala happenings both in the Koala Hospital and elsewhere, as well as providing information about the koala.

Overseas Membership is available if you live outside Australia but would like to keep up to date. Supporting Membership is available to anybody living in Australia who is unable to work for the Society on a regular basis. Membership period is from 1st April to 31st March of the following year.

To apply for membership in either category, please print this home page, cut off the application form below, fill it out and send it to the Society with the appropriate membership fee. We will be delighted to hear from you and donations will be gratefully accepted.

If you would like to make a donation to the Koala Hospital, please send it to "The Koala Preservation Society Of NSW Inc, PO Box 236, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444, Australia". All donations of $2.00 and over are tax deductible in Australia. Please send us your name and address so that we can send you back a receipt and information pamphlet.

Our telephone number is : From within Australia (02) 6584 1522 and FAX is (02) 6584 2399.
From Overseas call : 61 65 841 522 and FAX 61 65 842 399. E-Mail address is koalahos@midcoast.com.au


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Updated 06 October, 2000
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