Great Victorian Koala Count

On Saturday 7th November 2015, the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) hosted the Great Victorian Koala Count.

Thank you to everyone who has submitted records so far. The data from the count will tell us more about Koala distribution in Victoria, and will help inform their protection, conservation and management.

On 27 November 2015 the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water Lisa Neville shared the results of the Koala count.

Koala Count Results

In all, 291 registered participants submitted a total of 416 records from around the State.

Of the submitted records, 313 were of Koala sightings (some included multiple Koalas), along with 103 reports of 'non sightings'.

A more detailed breakdown of the results of the count, including number of Koalas counted and a map of their distribution, will be available in early 2016 on this website.

About the Koala Count

The Koala Count drew participants from all over Victoria, from Portland all the way to Lakes Entrance and Albury.

This information will contribute to a better understanding of Koala distribution and habitat across Victoria.

The records are now being verified, analysed and uploaded into the Victorian Biodiversity Atlas by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

Final Statistics

Number of people registered 292
Total number of records so far 428

Map of the records

For a map of the records, click here and select 'Map'.

Or go to the Koalas Records tab at the top of the page, and click on All Sightings, then select 'Map'.