Apply now for new Saving Koalas Fund community grants

Dept of Climate Change, Energy, Environment & Water

Local community groups across Queensland, NSW and the ACT could get a boost to their koala recovery efforts thanks to a second round of $5 million in community grants.

Building on the success of round 1, the Saving Koalas Fund Community Grants Round 2 will provide between $50,000 and $200,000 to local organisations to improve the extent, quality and connectivity of koala habitat.

Examples of eligible activities include:

• Planting koala food trees and creating new koala habitat.

• Restoring koala habitat by removing large woody weeds like lantana, so that koala-friendly trees become accessible and usable again.

• Improving koala corridors that allow for movement across the landscape.

• First Nations-led caring for Country activities that support koalas.

This second round of funding will increase the Australian Government’s investment in local koala projects to more than $10 million. These projects will also support the recovery of other threatened species that share the same habitat as koalas, such as greater gliders.

Koalas are listed nationally as endangered in Queensland, NSW and the ACT.

Overall, the Australian Government is investing more than $76 million through the Saving Koalas Fund.

To apply for funding, visit

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