Conserving Koalas in the Bathurst Region

Koalas are a threatened species under both State and Federal legislation and are known to occur across parts of the Bathurst region. Remnants of Koala habitat still exist, however many of these areas are fragmented leaving this species at further risk of predation and road accidents.

Council has planted 400 Eucalypts across a large reserve to the south of Mount Panorama to increase koala habitat. Eucalypt species planted are those known to be food trees for local koalas and include Blakely’s Red Gum, Apple Box, and Yellow Box. Road signs have also been installed within key koala habitat areas to warn road users to drive with caution.

You can report koala sightings by completing the attached form and emailing it to .

The project has been funded by the Central Tablelands Local Land Service and the Central West Councils Environment and Waterway Alliance. For more information refer to the project factsheet. 

Koala 3 sighted at the lagoon May 2016 DJM Photography Copy

Photograph: A koala sighted at the Lagoon, courtesy of DJM Australia Photograph