Welcome To 1300 KOALAZ

1300 KOALAZ is a not for profit volunteer organisation who rescue, rehabilitate and release sick, injured or orphaned koalas.

We strive to rehabilitate all koalas (big and small) which come into our care. Our friendly team have extensive experience in koala management and care.

1300 KOALAZ is dedicated to the preservation and release of wild koalas back into their natural habitat. All koalas receive veterinary treatment and care through an experienced and permitted carer prior to release back into the wild.

If you see a sick, injured or orphaned koala please call the 1300 KOALAZ hotline on 1300 562 529 – 24/7 or simply click the button below to contact us.

Welcome To 1300 KOALAZ

1300KOALAZ are the largest group of experienced dedicated volunteer koala carers and rescuers in South Australia.

We rescue, rehabilitate and release wild koalas in South Australia.

1300KOALAZ supports those who are affected by recent bushfires to regenerate the bushfire zone through donations of native vegetation to re-establish lost koala habitat in South Australia

If you see a sick, injured or orphaned koala please call the 1300KOALAZ hotline on 1300 562 529 – 24/7 or simply click the button below to contact us.

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3 days ago

#1300KOALAZ Fire Lady has been released! After zooming out of her carrier and up the closest tree, she tumbled back down again, picked herself up and sprinted to another tree! Her carer and rescuers were watching closely and holding their breath until she settled happily. Fire Lady happily started munching away then settled down for a much deserved koala nap! 💤

Such a great news story for Fire Lady and all involved in her rescue, care and rehabilitation. Thankyou to everyone involved!

Please wish Fire Lady a long and happy life back in the treetops where she belongs! 🐨🐨🐨
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Hey alright Firelady, your finally being released.Please take care out there my little friend, and enjoy yourself, and good luck Firelady.🙏♥️🌳🐨🌳♥️🙏🤞🥹😊💯💯🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🌿🍃🐾🐾

WOW MY HEART STOPPED FOR A SECOND TOO

So gorgeous. Good Luck girl.🐨❤️🍀

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Sorry to far away I live in Uk

I'll be desperate to help from the end of the year!🐨💚

I wanted to, but it stated that you needed to be fully vaccinated.. is this still true?! Iv only had 2 jabs!

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7 days ago

We are delighted to let you know that #1300KOALAZ Fire Lady has completely recovered from her chlamydia. This is such a happy story for the 1300KOALAZ community!

We rescued Fire Lady after she was hit by a car and discovered she was suffering from chlamydia. After months in care and lots of TLC, she is now fighting fit and well, and will be released soon.

Please send her your good wishes for her upcoming release!
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We are delighted to let you know that #1300KOALAZ Fire Lady has completely recovered from her chlamydia.  This is such a happy story for the 1300KOALAZ community! 

We rescued Fire Lady after she was hit by a car and discovered she was suffering from chlamydia.  After months in care and lots of TLC, she is now fighting fit and well, and will be released soon. 

Please send her your good wishes for her upcoming release!

43 CommentsComment on Facebook

Thank you for making a good recovery...Keep strong and good luck when you are go free into the world.

So happy for Fire Lady. Thank God! & bless you guys for the amazing work you do!

I’m so excited that you are well and going home. You are in for a wonderful surprise soon. I love you Fire Lady.

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2 weeks ago

#1300KOALAZ' Heidi is one step closer to release.

Yesterday she went to see vet nurse Ali at Encounter Bay Vets (yes Heidi has a sea view from her enclosure).

Ali added the all important ear bling to Heidi's right ear. Having her tagged will allow us to update her data and provide information should she be picked up for any reason once she is released.

Now all the koalas we get into care and are subsequently able to be released are tagged. We tag the boys in the left ear and the girls in the right. Why the difference I hear you ask? It is for the simple reason that girls are always right!!! 😂

If you find a sick, injured, orphaned or distressed koala please call 1300KOALAZ (1300 562 529) for help or advice.

#koalas #koala #koalajoey #joey #wildliferehabber #wildliferehabilitation #wildlifeaddicts #wildliferehab #livingherbestlife #cute #cuteanimals #tag #encounterbayvets #encounterbay #victorharbor #seaview
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#1300KOALAZ Heidi is one step closer to release.

Yesterday she went to see vet nurse Ali at Encounter Bay Vets (yes Heidi has a sea view from her enclosure).  

Ali added the all important ear bling to Heidis right ear.  Having her tagged will allow us to update her data and provide information should she be picked up for any reason once she is released.

Now all the koalas we get into care and are subsequently able to be released are tagged.  We tag the boys in the left ear and the girls in the right.  Why the difference I hear you ask?  It is for the simple reason that girls are always right!!!  😂 

If you find a sick, injured, orphaned or distressed koala please call 1300KOALAZ (1300 562 529) for help or advice.

#koalas #koala #koalajoey #joey #wildliferehabber #wildliferehabilitation #wildlifeaddicts #wildliferehab #livingherbestlife #cute #cuteanimals #TAG #encounterbayvets #encounterbay #victorharbor #seaview

33 CommentsComment on Facebook

In your region do you also chip koalas in case they rip their ear tag out?

What an adorable girl! 😘

Hi gorgeous Heidi. May you always be safe & stay healthy. Thanking all of you for restoring Heidi’s health! Sending you big hugs, precious little girl.♥️🐨♥️

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2 weeks ago

Say hello to #1300KOALAZ’ Reggie.

Reggie is just a youngster (you can tell because his scent gland on his chest is not very developed), who came in yesterday.

Sadly, we think he is in the early stages of renal failure and is currently at the vets where they are trying to get a urine sample from him to confirm or deny this.

When blood work comes back inconclusive a urine sample is necessary to look for the dreaded oxalate nephrosis crystals to give an accurate diagnosis.

Fingers and toes crossed that this isn’t the case and he is just a little underweight.

If you find a sick, injured, orphaned or distressed koala please call 1300KOALAZ (1300 562 529) for help or advice.

#koala #koalarehab #koalas #wildlife #wildlifeaddicts #wildliferehabilitation #wildliferehab #wildliferehabber #urine #fingerscrossed
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Say hello to #1300KOALAZ’ Reggie.

Reggie is just a youngster (you can tell because his scent gland on his chest is not very developed), who came in yesterday.

Sadly, we think he is in the early stages of renal failure and is currently at the vets where they are trying to get a urine sample from him to confirm or deny this.

When blood work comes back inconclusive a urine sample is necessary to look for the dreaded oxalate nephrosis crystals to give an accurate diagnosis.

Fingers and toes crossed that this isn’t the case and he is just a little underweight.

If you find a sick, injured, orphaned or distressed koala please call 1300KOALAZ (1300 562 529) for help or advice.

#koala #koalarehab #koalas #wildlife #wildlifeaddicts #wildliferehabilitation #wildliferehab #wildliferehabber #urine #fingerscrossedImage attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

43 CommentsComment on Facebook

Luck is always with little Reggie 🐨🌿💕🤞

Praying for you, little man. I am sure you are a real fighter and will overcome the difficulties. Sending healing hugs and love to you, handsome furry friend, Reggie. 💚🐨💜

Oh poor Reggie 🙏🙏🙏🙏🤞🤞🤞❤️❤️

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2 weeks ago

Happy Easter to all our amazing followers! 🐣🐰 Thank you so much for your incredible support in helping us rescue and care for koalas. Your kindness makes a huge difference! 💚🙌

As our volunteers enjoy a well deserved sleep in and tuck into easter eggs and hot cross buns for breakfast, our hotline and rescuers are available 24/7 over the easter break.

If you see a sick, injured or orphaned koala please call our free 24/7 hotline on 1300 562 529

📷 Pic is of Fire Lady 🐨
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Happy Easter to all our amazing followers! 🐣🐰 Thank you so much for your incredible support in helping us rescue and care for koalas. Your kindness makes a huge difference! 💚🙌

As our volunteers enjoy a well deserved sleep in and tuck into easter eggs and hot cross buns for breakfast, our hotline and rescuers are available 24/7 over the easter break. 

If you see a sick, injured or orphaned koala please call our free 24/7 hotline on 1300 562 529

📷 Pic is of Fire Lady 🐨

41 CommentsComment on Facebook

So cute happy Easter.

Happy Easter. Thanks for all your work and dedication 🐇🐇🐇🐣🐣🐣

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3 weeks ago

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I hope Zara finds her Family 🌿🐾🌿. 🥰

Be safe and raise many koala babies as beautiful as you are!

Please stay safe precious 💕.

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3 weeks ago

This morning 1300KOALAZ were called out to rescue a koala who had tangled with a dog.

The homeowner did the exact right thing and put the dog inside and called us.

By the time we arrived the koala had taken refuge on the roof but our rescuers retrieved her and although she looked ok we know only to well that looks can be deceiving. Koalas can sustain internal injuries when there are no external puncture wounds so it was off to the vet for a thorough check up.

Happily Zara, as she has been named, was given a clean bill of health and we also discovered she had a 10cm bundle of joy in her pouch.

Zara was given time to recover from the sedation she had received and this evening was released. We will bring you her release video tomorrow.

If you find a sick, injured, orphaned or distressed koala please call 1300KOALAZ (1300 562 529) for help or advice.

#wildliferehabilitation #wildliferehab #wildlife #wildliferescue #koalas #koala
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This morning 1300KOALAZ were called out to rescue a koala who had tangled with a dog.

The homeowner did the exact right thing and put the dog inside and called us.

By the time we arrived the koala had taken refuge on the roof but our rescuers retrieved her and although she looked ok we know only to well that looks can be deceiving.  Koalas can sustain internal injuries when there are no external puncture wounds so it was off to the vet for a thorough check up.

Happily Zara, as she has been named, was given a clean bill of health and we also discovered she had a 10cm bundle of joy in her pouch.

Zara was given time to recover from the sedation she had received and this evening was released.  We will bring you her release video tomorrow.

If you find a sick, injured, orphaned or distressed koala please call 1300KOALAZ (1300 562 529) for help or advice.

#wildliferehabilitation #wildliferehab #wildlife #wildliferescue #koalas #koalaImage attachmentImage attachment

30 CommentsComment on Facebook

Good luck sweetheart 🙏 ♥️ 🐨

Beautiful Zara. Good work to whoever did that rescue xx

Thanks she's beautiful .xx

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#1300KOALAZ' Heidi is one step closer to release.
Yesterday she went to see vet nurse Ali at Encounter Bay Vets (yes Heidi has a sea view from her enclosure). 
Ali added the all important ear bling to Heidi's right ear. Having her tagged will allow us to update her data and provide information should she be picked up for any reason once she is released.
Now all the koalas we get into care and are subsequently able to be released are tagged. We tag the boys in the left ear and the girls in the right. Why the difference I hear you ask? It is for the simple reason that girls are always right!!! 😂
Say hello to #1300KOALAZ’ Reggie.

Reggie is just a youngster (you can tell because his scent gland on his chest is not very developed), who came in yesterday.

Sadly, we think he is in the early stages of renal failure and is currently at the vets where they are trying to get a urine sample from him to confirm or deny this.

When blood work comes back inconclusive a urine sample is necessary to look for the dreaded oxalate nephrosis crystals to give an accurate diagnosis.

Fingers and toes crossed that this isn’t the case and he is just a little underweight.

If you find a sick, injured, orphaned or distressed koala please call 1300KOALAZ (1300 562 529) for help or advice.

#koala #koalarehab #koalas #wildlife #wildlifeaddicts #wildliferehabilitation #wildliferehab #wildliferehabber #urine #fingerscrossed
As the Easter long weekend comes to an end our #1300KOALAZ hotline received a call about a koala stuck in an unusual location. 

Imagine a mischievous koala who decided to play “koala-tricity” and got stuck on an electricity tower! 🙈⚡️ Sadly this koala  didn’t read the sign and decided to carefully bypass the barbed wire to practice his metal climbing skills.

As it was in a National park, we followed our protocols and called the local rangers to attend. Someone must have told the koala he was going to get in trouble as by the time the Rangers arrived, the koala had safely climbed down and scarpered off into the bush.

Let’s hope our koala friends stay grounded and safe! 🐨💚 

If you see a sick, injured or orphaned koala please call our free 24/7 hotline on 
1300 562 529 

 #HappyEaster #CaringForWildlife #KoalaOnATower #RescueMissionSuccess #SpreadTheLove #ProtectOurKoalas
#KoalaCare #nativewildlife #australianwildlifeconservation #australianwildlifeconservancy #australianwildliferescue #nativewildlifeaustralia #nativewildliferescue #wildlifeconservation #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeaddicts #wildlifeonearth #wildlifeplanet #koalas #wildlife #koala #wildliferescue #wildlifelovers #wildliferescuer #wildlifephoto #koalalove
Happy Easter to all our amazing followers! 🐣🐰 Thank you so much for your incredible support in helping us rescue and care for koalas. Your kindness makes a huge difference! 💚🙌

As our volunteers enjoy a well deserved sleep in and tuck into easter eggs and hot cross buns for breakfast, our hotline and rescuers are available 24/7 over the easter break. 

If you see a sick, injured or orphaned koala please call our free 24/7 hotline on 
1300 562 529

📷 Pic of koala Fire Lady 🐨
We are really happy to let you know that #1300KOALAZ Fire Lady has been undergoing treatment for chlamydia and it’s going really well! 
She’s still enjoying her five leaf accommodation at 1300KOALAZ and loves her daily delivery of the freshest gum leaf. 

We will keep you updated on her progress. We are very pleased she’s responding well to treatment so far! 

Please wish Fire Lady all the best for her continued treatment! 🐨🐨🐨

Please call our 24/7 hotline on 1300 562 529 if you see an injured, sick or orphaned koala for assistance or advice 

#rehabilitation #wildlife
#1300KOALAZ’ Holly has had a fabulous time in the Gunyah.

She loved climbing up and down the trees but mostly she loved sitting in a fork looking down on the world and especially looking down on the hoomans.

If you find a sick, injured, orphaned or distressed koala please call 1300KOALAZ (1300 562 529) for help or advice.

#bornfree #joey #wildlife #wildliferehab #wildliferehabilitation
We have been so busy this month at #1300KOALAZ.  So far in March we have attended 64 rescues.

After the week of extreme heat we have had, koalas are coming to the attention of members of the public.

So many koalas suffering with renal failure or severe dental disease or having been hit by a vehicle, down on the ground that have needed rescuing. 

Sadly almost all of the rescues our dedicated volunteers have undertaken which required the koala to see a vet, have ended with the koala having to be given peace to end their suffering.

Here are two more koalas in their carriers, ready for transport to the vets, Cameron and Margie.
Margie is pictures below.  Please keep your fingers crossed for them.

NOTE:  Not all rescues result in a koala needing to be brought into care.  If the koala is not sick or injured we do not rescue.  We are always happy to attend and check a koala for signs of illness even though we may decide to leave it in situ.  Bringing a koala down can cause a great deal of stress for the koala which in itself can bring on illness.

If you find a sick, injured, orphaned or distressed koala please call 1300KOALAZ (1300 562 529) for help or advice.

#koalarehabilitation #koalas #koala #wildliferescue #wildlife #conservation #wildliferehab #stressfreelife #firstdonoharm
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