Friends of the Koalas, in
cooperation with the Phillip Island Nature Park, keeps a watching brief
on the status of Phillip Island's koala population, and runs a rescue
service for koalas that are injured, ill, or in danger.
Phillip Island's Koala Rescue Service
If you are on Phillip Island and find a koala that is injured,
ill, in danger, or dead, please do the following:
- Telephone the coordinator for your area (see
the map and list below). Tell the coordinator exactly where the
koala is. Please give as much information as possible. Do not try to
handle the koala yourself, since they can be vicious when injured. They
are also extremely susceptible to stress and should only be moved if
- If possible, leave a person observing the koala, so that
that he or she can direct the coordinator or ranger to the right place
when help arrives.
Patsy Hunt 5952 2407
John Jansson 5956 9203
Margaret Pitcher 5956 8516
Margaret Hancock 5952 2557
Jan Fleming 5956 6903
Kris Klabis 5952 2730
Mike Cleeland 5956
Guy Boileau 59 568 197
Other Wildlife Rescue
- In Victoria, call Wildline on 0500 540 000 for assistance.
(Wildline is a 24 hour service run by Wildlife
- In New South Wales, call WIRES (Wildlife Rescue and Information Service).
- Emergency telephone numbers for sick or injured koalas:
Koala Conservation Centre 5952 1307; Penguin Parade 5951 2800
Note: It is illegal to keep native wildlife (dead or alive)
without a permit.