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We know that all Redland Coasters and visitors love us, so here are a few steps you can all follow to help keep us safe!
- Please slow down when driving and be koala alert — particularly at dawn and dusk, when koalas often travel and can be difficult to see.
- When driving in ‘koala zones’ and you see the flashing koala signs (such as in Ormiston) – please slow down, as these areas have a much higher concentration of koala activity.
- Make sure that your back garden is ‘koala safe’, with a rope in the pool and a ramp against the fence so koalas have a safe route from the pool or garden.
- If you have a dog in the backyard, ensure that it is both trained and secured at night time for koala safety.
- When you see a koala in your street or suburb, tell your family and neighbours to help spread awareness in your community.
If you see a koala and are concerned about its safety, contact the Redlands Wildlife Rescue Service on 3833 4031.
Ormiston koala safe neighbourhood
The Ormiston area has a longstanding koala population and the koala safe neighbourhood forms part of Council's city-wide koala conservation activities.
Koalas do travel; in fact, they can travel anywhere up to 10km, and use stepping stone trees, shade trees and food trees to help them on our way. As you can see from this map, under the right circumstances and with the right conditions koalas could easily travel from one end of Ormiston to the other - if needed. To help them move around safely they need your help to create koala friendly backyards and roads, so if they do drop by on their way somewhere they won’t meet any harm. The Ormiston koala safe neighbourhood is a community project designed to help protect and retain an important population of urban koalas.
Further information on koalas
- The Koala Action and Conservation Plan [PDF, 2.0MB] documents actions to progress the strategic outcomes and objectives outlined in the Redland Koala Conservation Strategy 2016 [PDF, 2.0MB].
- Our Koala page has information on koalas in Redlands Coast.
- Visit the IndigiScapes website to find out more about wildlife in Redlands Coast.
- Visit the Koala Land website to find out more about koala conservation across the whole of Australia.
- Find out about the koala detection dogs, part of Council's koala population assessment.
- If you haven't seen our ads, check out all of our bus shelter advertisements.