Adopt a koala and know that your contribution helps us care for and protect koalas so they can stay wild.

Each adoption helps support Port Stephens Koala Hospital’s conservation work, protecting habitat, preserving food supply and providing care for our beloved koalas and other native wildlife in our care.  You will be pleased to know that your adoption is also tax deductible.

Donate to PSKH to help them protect, care for and rehabilitate koalas back into their natural habitat

Choose a koala (or even a wombat or owl) to adopt today.

What does my adoption pay for?

Your annual $50 contribution helps with specialised treatments, tests and medications. It also goes toward the costs of rescue and costs associated with gathering gum leaves and other essential foods.

Who is an adoption suitable for?

Anyone, anywhere, anytime! Adopting a koala or other native animal makes an excellent gift for a birthday, anniversary or any special occasion. It can also be used as a prize or an ‘in memoriam’ gift instead of flowers. The Adoption Certificate is immediately emailed so it’s a quick and easy way of sending a thoughtful gift.

What do I receive?

You receive a personalised virtual (non-physical) Adoption Certificate featuring a photo and a short background story about your chosen native animal. Every three months you’ll receive an e-news update with new photos and videos.

Can I take my adopted native animal home?

No. Making an adoption is a symbolic gesture of your support for Australian native animals.

How long until I receive my Adoption Certificate?

We aim to email them within 48 hours, however during busy periods it may take a day or two longer. Please check your junk or spam folder before contacting us. If you didn’t receive a confirmation email, it’s possible that you entered your email address incorrectly.

Can I call you with a question about adoptions?

Yes, you can call PSKH to enquire about adoptions or or if you are having problems logging-in to your account, please contact us by email at: or for non-adoption enquiries use the Contact Us page.

Your support will…

Adoptions cover the costs associated with medical treatment, food and accommodation of koalas and other Australian wildlife while  in our care.

Buy and plant tree plantations to provide a secure food supply
Preserve core koala habitat and wildlife corridors
Cover the costs associated with medical treatment, food and koala accommodation
Participate in research programs and education campaigns

Messages from our adopters