Tracking Wollondilly's Koalas
Wollondilly, NSW

Wollondilly, NSW
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Departs from:
8am at North Wollongong Train Station. Other options closer to the site are also available.
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From Campbelltown to the Southern Highlands, Sydney’s South-West is home to nationally important populations of koalas virtually on the city’s doorstep and these populations are under serious threat from development & the effects of suburban sprawl.

Over the past year and a half Conservation Volunteers Australia have helped local councils to collect critical data on the local koala populations, as well as restore key koala habitat within the Wingecarribee and Campbelltown LGAs.

Now, join CVA in the next phase of this exciting program as we move onto the Wollondilly Shire (Appin) and help us replicate this effort to conserve the elusive koalas of this region.

The focus of this project day will be assisting government experts with their koala radio-tracking program by tracking collared koalas and collecting data on their location, tree species use and other habitat characteristics.

This is a fabulous opportunity to contribute to cutting edge survey work on a virtually un-studied population of koalas, which is critical in helping understand their distribution & needs. This information will be key to informing local council planning of habitat protection zones to safeguard these koala populations into the future.

PLEASE NOTE: We will be tracking 2 to 3 koalas on foot and as we can never be certain where the koalas have moved to within their home range, you must be prepared to walk in some cases up to 5km off-track in the bush. As we will be in the heart of the bush for most of the day, please be prepared to be away from the comforts of a bathroom.

WEAR: sturdy, comfortable walking boots; long pants; long-sleeved shirt; hat; sunscreen; & insect repellent.

BRING: A backpack with water, morning tea, lunch & wet weather gear (optional).

Please specify meeting point by emailing

If for any reason you can no longer make it on the day, or if you are going to be late and/or cannot find the meeting point, please contact the Wollongong office on (02) 4228 9246.

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For more information, or for help with your booking, please contact the Fairy Meadow, office on +612 4228 9246 or email