Rescue, rehabilitation, relocation and release of koalas

Wednesday 10 November

Due to the significant threats koalas face in SEQ, the rescue, rehabilitation and release of koalas is integral to secure their long-term survival, especially in highly urbanised areas. Koala rescue groups, the RSPCA and other wildlife hospitals and veterinary practices play a critical role in this.

The Queensland Government supports the SEQ Wildlife Hospital Network in providing vital assistance to koalas in the region. The SEQ Koala Hospital Network—which includes Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, RSPCA Wildlife Hospital, Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital and the Moggill Koala Rehabilitation Centre—provide rehabilitation services to sick and injured koalas in SEQ. Many koalas are rescued and transported to these hospitals in a coordinated response, by a network of dedicated volunteer carers.

In this session, learn how Wildcare, City of Gold Coast and the Queensland Government collaborate to ensure successful outcomes for rescued koalas. Gain insight into the operations of RSPCA and Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital and learn about the results of studies monitoring koalas after release from Endeavour Veterinary Ecology.