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Daisy Hill Koala Centre

Daisy Hill Koala Centre entrance.

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 most recently 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 except the Treetops Tower.
  • Located 25km south of Brisbane in the Daisy Hill Conservation Park.

The Daisy Hill Conservation Park comprises 435 hectares 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

9am–4pm daily (except Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday).

Daisy Hill Regional Park opening times

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

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

Programs and activities

Daily Wildlife Officer talks: Wildlife Officers at Daisy Hill Koala Centre deliver talks daily at 11am and 2pm, providing information about koalas and their conservation.

Private talks: Daisy Hill Koala Centre staff also deliver koala-focused talks to schools and groups within the Centre.

If you wish to attend one of our daily Wildlife Officer talks, or enquire about a private talk, please complete a booking form.

What to see in the Centre

Enjoy viewing koalas

Enjoy viewing koalas

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 – Jordan

Image of a young male koala named Jordan.

Jordan – a young male koala

Jordan is a young male koala estimated to have been born in the wild in 2016.

Orphaned, Jordan was hand-raised by a wildlife carer.

Unlike the female koalas, Jordan 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 Jordan 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.

Aretha

Photo of Aretha an adult female koala

Aretha – an adult female koala

Aretha is an adult female estimated to have been born in the wild in 2013.

Aretha comes from the Wide Bay area and was admitted to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital in February 2018 with ovarian cysts. Veterinary assessment determined that Aretha was infertile due to these complications.

Aretha was moved to the Daisy Hill Koala Centre in August 2018. She can be identified by her very pale grey fur.

Molly

Molly is an adult female koala estimated to have been born in the wild in 2013.

In 2016, Molly was brought to a wildlife hospital with signs of cystitis. Upon examination vets also found ovarian cysts.

Molly can be recognised by her pink nose that is caused by a lack of dark pigmentation.

Kyra

Kyra is a female koala who is estimated to have been born in 2011.

Kyra was admitted to a wildlife hospital in September 2015 suffering cystitis and ovarian cysts.

Kyra is a light grey koala with long, wispy fur on her ears. She is a very good eater and can often be seen chewing on her favourite Eucalypt leaves.

Image of a free Wildlife Officer talk.

Explore the world of koalas and discover what you can do to help them

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
  • find out what the Queensland Government is doing to help koalas
  • learn about other interesting Queensland species.
Image of a free Wildlife Officer talk.

Join a free Wildlife Officer talk

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 RSPCA on 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625).

Related information

National Threatened Species.

Our plants, animals and ecosystems are under threat. View the new threatened species display at Daisy Hill Koala Centre and learn about what local communities are doing to protect our threatened species.

Last updated
10 September 2019