Friends of the Koala, Lismore

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Friends of the Koala is a non-profit community group run by volunteers dedicated to conserving koalas in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, Australia.

Volunteer rehabilitators operate a 24 hour rescue service for sick, injured and orphaned koalas. Koalas are cared for in home care or at the Koala Care Centre on Rifle Range Rd, Lismore, NSW. Critically ill koalas are transferred to the Currumbin Sanctuary Wildlife Hospital and/or Australian Wildlife Hospital in Queensland for treatment and then if possible returned to Lismore for recuperation and release.

The group also runs a native plant nursery that grows koala food trees that are sold at the ridiculously small amount of $1 to landholders in koala habitat areas.
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  • Informative slide slow and commentary and tour around the sanctuary. Can see koalas up close. Run by volunteers and the tours are a way to provide more awareness of the plight of the koalas and some.....  more »
  • A beautifully run Place. For the Koalas...arguably the top Icon of Australian Wildlife.... ask a little kid if they want a Kangaroo or a Koala Bear cuddlebuddy.... I went for the Koala when I was a...  more »
  • Wonderful caring people doing an amazing job! Such a beautiful feeling about the koala sanctuary! And the most adorable residents! If you are thinking of volunteering or know someone who loves furry cuddles send them here for a great experience helping our beautiful native wildlife 🐭🐨
  • Interesting information session and tour. They do good work rescuing orphaned and injured koalas
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