The Koala Sanctuary

What is the Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary?

The Sanctuary is operated by Port Stephens Council as a tourist and accommodation destination. 

A visit to the Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary will enable you to view koalas currently in our care and you may also be lucky enough to see a koala being treated from the viewing window at the hospital.

The Sanctuary and Hospital can both be found at 562 Gan Gan Road, One Mile, NSW. While the Sanctuary offers visitors the opportunity to see and stay with the animals, the Port Stephens Koala Hospital is responsible for all care and rehabilitation of koalas, wombats and other wildlife from the Port Stephens area and surrounds.

Caring for the Koalas

Injured, sick and recovering koalas are cared for at the Hospital, where Resident Veterinarian Dr. Donald Hudson oversees a team who provide highly specialised care depending on the needs of each animal.

As a not-for-profit organisation, the Hospital relies on your support. We have a range of adorable koala-themed products to purchase in our online shop with proceeds going towards the hospital, as well as ways to donate funds directly, become a sponsor, or Adopt a Koala.

Koala being fed with a syringe at the Port Stephens Koala Hospital

More Ways to Support the Hospital