Living with Koalas is a social enterprise, not a charity (there are over 64,000 registered charities in Australia, we didn’t think the country needed another one). LWK certainly is a ‘not for profit’ organisation in the fact that any profits made go into the purchase, nurturing and planting of koala food trees. As well as covering the expenses of personnel in the schools’s education and awareness  programmes. However there are quite a number of charities whose main concern is for the well-being of koalas in Australia.  If you want to make a tax-deductible charitable donation to help koalas – and they need all the help they can get at this critical point in their desperate survival battle –  here are a number of charitable organisations you might consider.


Landcare Australia is a national not-for-profit organisation established more than 30 years ago that supports the landcare community with funding, capacity-building, on-ground projects, information, networking and promotion of landcare achievements. [Living with Koalas are partnering with Landcare Australia and will direct profits to this great organisation so they can distribute to a Landcare Group actively involved in Koala Conservation … they have over 6000 landcare groups across Australian , mainly volunteers doing incredible hands-on work. For example” Tree change for a koala – link |   ‘Koalas in our backyards


The World’s First & Largest WILD Koala Sanctuary
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
NSW: Vulnerable to Endangered [now listed as Endangered]
QLD: Locally extinct populations, endangered

Considered one of the most iconic species of Australian wildlife, the Koala is an aboreal folivorous marsupial known for its ash-grey fluffy fur. Koalas are slipping under the radar, populations in Southern Australia are healthy while some populations in the northern Australia half of the population have gone extinct. They have a broad range spanning 3,000kms and due to their large range, they are often viewed as a wholistic population. The northern half and sub species in NSW and QLD has had catastrophic loss and is on trajectory for extinction by 2050 at the current rate of decline. This project will improve the species’ trajectory and create a safe haven preventing extinction should the pattern of decline continue. While approximately 1,000 Koalas exist in captivity in Australia, due to poor genetics and disease risk, the captive population does not provide any level of support to the wild population, rather, is a critical vector for community to learn and engage with the species. Read more

Australian Koala Foundation

The Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) is the principal non-profit, non-government organisation dedicated to the conservation and effective management of the wild koala and its habitat. For further information visit

World Wildlife Fund – Australia 

WWF’s global mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. WWF-Australia is part of the WWF International Network, the world’s leading, independent conservation organisationFor further information visit

Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors

Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors was established in 2002 by Steve and Terri Irwin as a way to include and involve other caring people in the protection of injured, threatened or endangered wildlife – from the individual animal to an entire species. Further information visit

Koala Hospital – Port Macquarie, NSW 2444

The Koala Hospital established in 1973 is an activity of the Koala Preservation Society Australia Incorporated (not-for-profit) and recognised world-wide as a peak body which participates in forums for debate on significant policy issues and plays a significant leadership role in research, providing advice and information to Universities and Governments regulating change.  Further information

Friends of the Koala

…committed to conserving koalas and preserving and enhancing their habitat, particularly in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. In doing this, we aim to make a key contribution to Australia’s biodiversity. Further information visit 

Conservation Volunteers Australia

Conservation Volunteers Australia has partnered with individuals, businesses and governments in the conservation of our unique environment since 1982. In that time we have welcomed hundreds of thousands of volunteers from around Australia and across the world and supported their participation in a diversity of important projects to protect and enhance our environment. For further information visit 


IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) saves animals in need all around the world. With projects in more than 40 countries, we rescue individual animals, campaign to prevent animal cruelty and advocate for the protection of wildlife and habitats. For further information visit

Wildcare Australia  

… is a non-profit organisation situated in South-east Queensland…Aims: rescue and care for sick, injured, orphaned and displaced native wildlife with the intention of returning them to the wild. For further information visit

Wild Koala Day  

We are a group of koala charities, not for profit organisations, wildlife carers and concerned individuals that fight for wild koalas. We come from all over Australia, and around the world.   (NB not a registered charity but promotes other organisations) For further information visit

Karma Currency

Established in 2007, The Karma Currency Foundation (ABN 54120979809) is an innovative, independent, charitable not-for-profit that now supports over 1000 of Australia’s most respected charities. We have deductible gift recipient status and income tax exempt status and we feel blessed every single day that we get to connect those that can give, with those in need. For further information visit

NB if you are a charity, not-for-profit or social enterprise concerned with the conservation of koalas and would like to be listed on this page send us details. The more voices speaking on behalf of koalas the better the chance of their survival.