Your adoption will help with the rescue and treatment of sick and injured koalas in the Port Stephens region with a view to releasing them back into their own habitat where possible. It also assists in the preservation and expansion of this habitat as well as the research into disease, nutrition and habits of wild koalas and to increase public awareness of all aspects of the koala and its preservation.

The Adoption fee is a $50 once-off payment for a year long adoption. All of the koalas who are up for adoption are our local koalas who are currently in care. At this time, we cannot put the koalas who have come to us due to the fires up for adoption as they have come to us through other organisations. We are in desperate need of funding for their care and medications and will gratefully receive donations or adoptions of our own koalas to help to fund this treatment. We thank you for your understanding.

Credit card payments are made through PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account when paying by credit card. If you do have issues  when paying by credit card with PayPal then please email us.

Please note:  If ordering multiple adoptions, your certificates might not arrive together. They are prepared manually by different volunteers.  Thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to message:



In return for your $50 donation you will receive a personalised e-Certificate with your name and the name and photo of the koala which you have chosen to adopt. You will also receive your koalas story so far and a notification of the outcome of their treatment.

Please note: This is a symbolic adoption or ‘foster’ program. Your donation will contribute directly to the costs of the care of the koala. The koalas in our care are wild animals who are being treated to be returned to the wild. Photos and updates are not always possible due to the nature of their care but will be provided when possible.

Please note that Adoptions are not tax deductible but make an excellent gift for those who care about this Australian icon. Adoptions directly support wild koala care. Port Stephens Koalas is a registered Charity with Deductible Gift Recipient Status, so if you’d like to make a Tax Deductible donation please go to our Donate page.