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Published On: 01 Sep 2021

Get Involved in Some Koala-ty Fun

Celebrate Save the Koala Month

September is Save the Koala Month and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is holding a month-long celebration to promote the protection of this beautiful Australian icon. Our exciting calendar of events will include several fun experiences that are free with the price of admission, as well as special school holiday events for kids.

Here is your guide to all the Save the Koala Month festivities on offer.


Learn all about Koalas from one of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s Koala Keepers. Find out about Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s Koala conservation program and learn what you can do to protect Koalas in the wild. Lean some fun facts about Koalas…Did you know they have four thumbs?

When: 10:15am daily

Where: Koala Habitat

Cost: Free with admission to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

For all ages. Parental supervision required for children under 13 years


Kids can enjoy an extra special story time, featuring Have You Seen A Tree for Me? written by Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s own Koala Specialist Sarah Eccleston. They can take home a piece of the fun with a Have You Seen a Tree for Me? activity sheet. Plus, there are prizes to be won!

When: 9:30am Tuesday to Thursday

Where: Koala Habitat

Cost: Free with admission to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Up to 12 children per session. First in best dressed.

Parental supervision required


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Celebrate these special Aussie icons with a discounted Koala photo for kids. Little ones can get up close to one of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s beautiful resident Koalas while it is being held by a Wildlife Keeper.

When: 9am to 11:30am daily

Where: Koala Habitat

Cost: $10 per child. No booking required.

Parental supervision required


Kids are invited to take the pledge and become Rookie Rangers with everyone’s favourite Koala, Blinky Bill! Dance and sing along at this fast-paced show, as Blinky spreads the message to blow bubbles, not balloons, and reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink, so you can protect Koalas and other wildlife.

When: 10:15am and 11:15am daily. Download our app to see up-to-date show times

Where: Blinky Bill Stage, located next to Wild Burgers

Cost: Free with admission to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Parental supervision required


Koala Kraft Mobile

Save the Koala Month celebrations will ramp up during the school holidays, with the return of the popular Krafting with Koalas experience. Kids aged three years and up can get up close to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s Koala ambassadors to learn about how to protect their wild counterparts. Their creativity can shine as they craft a piece of sustainable Koala art to take home.

When: 10:30am Saturdays and Sundays from September 18 – October 3

Where: Koala Habitat

Cost: $15 per child, including photo beside a Koala held by a Wildlife Keeper. Bookings required.

Parental supervision required

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What do you know about Koalas?

  • Koalas are often mistakenly called bears, but they are actually marsupials. They carry their young in their pouch.
  • Koalas eat between 500g – 1kg of Eucalyptus leaves per day! Australia has nearly 900 native Eucalyptus species, but Koalas only enjoy 30 – 40 of these. They use their sensitive noses to detect the leaves they like.
  • Their low-energy Eucalyptus diet means Koalas can sleep for up to 20 hours a day!
  • Koalas have four thumbs! This helps them to grip onto the trees they climb.
  • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is home to over 50 Koalas.

Protect Koalas

  • Listed as vulnerable, the Koala is under threat from habitat destruction, dog attacks and vehicle strikes.
  • Many Koala populations are thought to have disappeared or are in serious decline.
  • Last year, Currumbin Wildlife Hospital admitted almost 600 Koalas for treatment, rehabilitation and release.

What Can You Do?