A NSW Government website
Koala Country


Explore the government's guidelines, policies, and programs to help better understand and protect koalas

Koala habitat guidelines

A practical guide to identify, connect and restore koala habitat in New South Wales

A review of koala tree use across New South Wales

koala habitat information

Koala mapping information

koala habitat suitability map

Predicts the likelihood of koala habitat occurring across northern NSW, originally to help regulate native forestry on public and private land

Koala Habitat Information Base map

Uses best available data for mapping layers such as tree use, koala likelihood, and habitat and tree suitability

NSW Koala Baseline Likelihood Map

Predicts the likelihood of koalas occurring across NSW, informed by state-wide survey programs

Koala research and monitoring

koala in tree

This 10-year plan sets out a targeted and coordinated way to increase our knowledge of koalas

I Spy Koala app on a green background

A citizen science app allowing anyone in NSW to contribute koala sightings and data to NSW BioNet

koala in tree

A statewide framework for monitoring koala populations and assessing conservation actions

Legislation and policy


Koalas in NSW are listed as endangered under the BC Act


Rules for development assessments and koala plans of management


Rules for farm forest harvesting in line with ecologically sustainable forest management

koala legislation and policy

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