Adelaide Koala Rescue

KOALA RESCUE SERVICE - Adelaide Hills + all Adelaide metro areas
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Adelaide's heatwave is having a huge impact on koalas. Koalas generally only come to the ground to move between trees. In extreme heat they may seek out shady spots in gardens low in a tree or on the ground. A koala on the ground though needs attention. If only hot and bothered, a bowl of water a...

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Testimonials

2 months ago
Friendly professional call centre receptionist. Jane was friendly and professional and arrived promptly and retrieved the sick Koala this morning. Well done.
- Karen C
3 months ago
They were very quick to respond when we saw a koala sitting on a busy train platform at peak hour. They even got back to me later that same evening with an update on the outcome for the koala, who was thankfully safe and sitting high up in a nearby tree. Great service run by very caring people.
- Shayla P
3 months ago
Cannot recommend enough. Jane and the team are so professional and compassionate. You can tell that for all those involved, the welfare of these animals is their primary concern.
- Jhi B

Have you found a sick or injured koala?

Our 24-Hour Koala Rescue service covers the Adelaide Hills, all Adelaide metro areas and some regional areas.

We work with other agencies to assist with rescuing koalas in conservation parks including Morialta, Black Hill, Anstey Hill, Horsnell Gully, Giles, Cleland and others.

Our team members are trained and skilled in koala and other wildlife rescue and have South Australian Fauna Permits for the rehabilitation of koalas.

We have partnerships with other wildlife rescue groups in SA and can often help with possums, kangaroos and other native wildlife species.

Koalas ALWAYS need attention if:
- hit by car
- attacked by a dog
- found sitting on the ground
- found laying on the groung
- have signs of injury
- are small and potentially orphaned

A koala hit by car ALWAYS needs help. Koalas can walk-off, climb trees and appear ok following a car strike however they usually sustain internal injuries.

A koala attacked by a dog ALWAYS needs checking by a trained koala specialist and/or vet. Their thick fur can hide puncture wounds and they often sustain internal injuries.

Koalas only come to ground to travel between trees. A koala that spends time sitting on the ground needs checking out. A koala laying on the ground needs urgent attention.

Unsure if a koala needs help?
If in doubt, call us out!
We're here to help 24/7

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  • 0413 185 771

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