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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    Volunteer koala and wildlife rescue service across Adelaide suburbs and hills regions. Our 24/7 service is provided free to the community however donations to assist with vet bills are appreciated. Call us anytime to assist with wildlife in need of help or just for information and advice.


a month ago
We had a skinny and unwell looking Koala begging for water and food. Adelaide Koala Rescue came and grabbed him, saw that he was suffering a bit of conjunctivitis and took him to the vet. What a great service for the community in helping us look after our native wildlife. Brilliant!
- Felix H
3 months ago
Huge thank you to Jane and Vanessa for their excellent care of our resident koala, Kevin. After a week in their care, Kevin is looking much better and is back home. They were very professional and kept in regular communication with us so we knew how Kevin was going. If you need assistance with a sick or injured koala, definitely give them a call.
- Ali B
2 months ago
This organisation is very helpful to our community, and I believe they make such a big difference to the koalas lives. I'm happy to have come across this organisation, and I know who to call if there are any problems!
- Shannon B

Have you found a sick or injured koala?

Our 24-Hour Koala Rescue service covers north-east, eastern inner city and Adelaide Hills areas including Linear Park and the Mount Lofty Ranges.

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 professional partnerships with other wildlife rescue groups and sanctuaries around SA who can help with possums and other native fauna species.

Koalas need rescue due to dog attack, road trauma (hit by car) or disease/illness. In hot weather koalas often need help due to heat stress and renal failure.

Have you found a koala sitting on the ground? Please call us for advice and stay with the koala. Please take a photo for us.

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 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.

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

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