Your adoption helps with the rescue and treatment of sick and injured koalas and release back to their home range where possible. Your adoption also assists with the conservation and expansion of habitat, collection of information for research relating to habitat, disease, nutrition and habits of wild koalas. It also helps to provide educational material to increase public awareness of all aspects of the koala.
The cost for an adoption within Australia is $60 per year. Overseas adoptions are $70 per year which includes postage. eAdoptions are $40 per year and are emailed to you.
You have a choice of 19 Koalas which are available for adoption. We have 10 exhibit koalas who live permanently at the Koala Hospital. If you want to adopt a koala you can visit at the Koala Hospital you can choose from the ten exhibit koalas:
Ten Exhibit koalas who reside permanently at the Koala Hospital –Ballina Franklin, Barrington Xavier, Byabarra Jones, Emerald Downs Mary, Evans Head CW, Guyra Allen, Lismore Myrtle, Lismore Rose, Ocean Summer and Zenani
Five Koala Joeys who have been hand reared by Koala Hospital volunteers and have been released recently –Hockey Luna, Kooloonbung Close Trevor, Kooloonbung Tasha, Balmoral Mini and Myoora Jarrah
Two koalas who appear in the National Geographic DVD about the Koala Hospital – Crescent Head Jimmy and Oxley Twinkles – these 2 koalas have been released
Rare Blue Eyed Koala on Adoption Program –Lion Leo has amazing blue eyes which is a rare genetic phenomenon as koalas usually have brown eyes – Lion Leo was released in September 2019
Burns Victim from the recent Fires – LINR (Lake Innes Nature Reserve) Anwen. Anwen was the first female koala to be rescued from the firegrounds at Lake Innes Nature Reserve. Anwen recovered from her injuries and was released back to her home range on 3rd April, 2020 after 5 months recuperating at the Koala Hospital.