We rescue, protect, care for and rehabilitate koalas and other native wildlife so they can thrive in their natural habitat.

If you discover a sick or injured koala that may need rescuing, or are worried about a koala’s health or location, please call us on 1800 775 625.  Our rescue volunteers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Interested in Work Placement or gaining experience through Work Experience at PSKH? Go to EDUCATION on the main menu.
Interested in Work Placement or gaining experience through Work Experience at PSKH? Go to EDUCATION on the main menu.

For more than 35 years we’ve worked to rescue and protect Australia’s most iconic marsupial in Port Stephens and surrounding areas.

Since 2010, we’ve rescued 653 koalas and released 379 survivors

Our dedicated team includes volunteer carers, vets and generous supporters, both local and international.

We provide best practice standards of care to sick, injured and orphaned koalas‘, servicing areas including Hunter Valley, Central Coast, Mid North Coast, Dungog, Gloucester, Stroud, Bulahdelah and so on.  Through the care that we provide, we give koalas the best opportunity to be returned to the wild. We support research and collaboration to preserve koala habitat to ensure that future generations may continue to enjoy seeing our precious wildlife in their natural setting.

Our Stay Wild approach is different.

At Port Stephens Koala Hospital (PSKH), all our koalas are wild. As untamed animals, they are handled as little as possible. Our aim is always to return them to their natural habitat, with minimum human contact so they can continue to live their life in their native environment, wherever possible.


We operate a Koala Rescue Service 24/7 and one of trained rescuers will attend to safely contain and transport the koala to our Hospital for triage and care.


Our experienced team of carers and  vet staff at our wildlife hospital treat and care for injured or sick koalas.


Volunteer carers provide different levels of support at our purpose built rehabilitation facility and are responsible for wound treatment, administering medication,  as well as attending to the individual  feeding requirements.

It is essential that koalas receive fresh leaf daily and our carers are also responsible for cleaning yards and enclosures to maintain a healthy environment for the sick and injured koalas.


Once koalas have recovered and are fit to be released, our experienced carers transport them to a suitable release site and ensure they return safely to their natural habitat.


We’ve been rescuing, treating and rehabilitating sick and injured koalas in the Port Stephens area for more than 35 years and there are lots of ways to help us continue this work.

Caring for endangered animals takes time and money, so your support is invaluable.