Daisy Hill Koala Centre

The Daisy Hill Koala Centre will be closed on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 December for maintenance.

Daisy Hill Kaola Centre entry stone sign.

Daisy Hill Koala Centre entrance.

Built by the Queensland Government as a dedicated koala education facility, the Daisy Hill Koala Centre was opened to the public in 1995, extensively refurbished in 2009 and in 2018. Nestled amongst eucalypt trees and featuring a large outdoor koala enclosure and many interactive displays, the Daisy Hill Koala Centre is a unique place to learn about koalas and their conservation.

  • Admission is free.
  • The Centre has ramp access to all areas.
  • Located 25km south of Brisbane in the Daisy Hill Conservation Park.

The Daisy Hill Conservation Park comprises 570ha of open eucalypt forest. It has long been a popular bushland retreat for people and is home to many native animals including koalas.

Daisy Hill Koala Centre opening times

Monday–Sunday: 10am–4pm

Closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Daisy Hill Regional Park opening times

7am–6.30pm, 15 October–14 March (summer).

7am–5.30pm, 15 March–14 October (winter).

Group bookings

Bookings are essential for groups larger than 20 wanting to visit the Daisy Hill Koala Centre. The centre is open for self-guided group visits from Monday to Sunday between 10am - 4pm. In accordance with our COVID Safe Plan all group programs, activities and Wildlife Officer talks are on hold.

To make a school or community group booking, please email koala.centre@des.qld.gov.au

Group bookings are free.

Conditions of entry

Please view our conditions of entry.

    Enjoy viewing koalas

    Meet our resident koalas.

    Image of koala named Moreton

    Moreton.

    What to see in the Centre

    Koala keeper talks

    Daily at 2pm

    Join us for a free talk while our koala keepers provide fresh leaf to our resident koalas. The koalas are quite active at this time.

    Our resident koalas can be seen from two different level viewing boardwalks at the Daisy Hill Koala Centre.

    Visitors are not able to handle or pat the koalas.

    Meet our male koala

    Moreton

    Moreton is a mature adult Male.

    Unlike the female koalas, Moreton has a scent gland on his chest and a larger, more prominent nose and his chin sticks out further.

    If you are lucky, you might be able to witness Moreton practicing his bellow (snore-like inhalations).

    Meet our female koalas

    All of our female koalas were born in the wild. They have each suffered various illnesses caused by the bacteria, chlamydia. Although successfully treated, the damage caused by the chlamydial infection has left them infertile. You can learn more about our female koalas, and their stories when visiting the centre.

    Image of koala's named Molly, Kyra and Aretha

    Molly, Kyra and Aretha.

    Learn more about koalas by exploring the fun and informative displays in the centre. Take time to:

    • watch short films in the Woodland Theatre
    • discover all about the koala’s life cycle and unique biology
    • learn the signs and symptoms of a sick or injured koala
    • learn how you can contribute to the conservation of koalas
    • learn about other interesting Queensland species.
    • learn about the life cycle of a eucalyptus tree.

    How to get there

    Daisy Hill Koala Centre is located in the Daisy Hill Conservation Park, approximately 25km south of Brisbane.

    If travelling south from Brisbane on the Pacific Motorway:

    • turn off at exit 24
    • turn right into Winnetts Road
    • turn left into Daisy Hill Road, and continue to the Daisy Hill Conservation Park.

    If travelling north from the Gold Coast on the Pacific Motorway:

    • turn off at exit 24 (Daisy Hill–Loganlea exit)
    • turn right onto the overpass
    • turn right into Winnetts Road
    • turn left into Daisy Hill Road and continue to the Daisy Hill Conservation Park.

    Contact us

    Daisy Hill Koala Centre
    253 Daisy Hill Road
    PO Box 5116
    Daisy Hill QLD 4127
    Ph (07) 3078 3101
    International +61 7 3078 3101

    Email us for more information:

    Koala sightings

    Sightings of all sick, injured, orphaned and dead koalas in South East Queensland should be reported to 1300 130 372.