Managing koalas

Managing koalas

In parks where koala densities are unsustainable, the koalas' source of food, largely Manna Gums, can be over-grazed. This defoliation causes the trees to die, leading mass starvation of the koala population.


Parks Victoria uses three strategies to manage unsustainable koala populations:

  • Fertility control – use of contraceptive implants
  • Koala relocation
  • Habitat manipulation - protection of individual trees

Once populations are at sustainable levels ongoing management is needed to ensure that population sizes are maintained.

Koala management programs are in place at:

  • Mount Eccles National Park
  • Snake Island
  • Raymond Island
  • French Island National Park.


Where management programs have been in place over a number of years, monitoring of population levels has shown they are reduced to sustainable levels.
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Parks affected by flooding

07 Oct 2016

Recent heavy rainfall and severe weather across Victoria means some parks, tracks and campgrounds across the state are closed. Be mindful of your safety if you are enjoying Victoria’s parks and camping near rivers or lakes. Stay out of any closed sections, including closed tracks, roads or campgrounds. Be careful…

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