We encourage reporting of all koala sightings as they occur throughout the year.

To use the Citizen Scientist report form it is necessary to register with the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA).  This is a simple process and helps ensure the credibility of submitted reports which can then be included in the ALA database for research purposes.   Your once only ALA registration is valid across the entire ALA site should you wish to report other important fauna or flora.

Information sheets are attached to assist in logging onto the new report site and include a completed sample record.  Our FAQ’s page may be of assistance as well and is available here tips-faqs-15-oct16.

Downloads: Completing Sighting Details ||  New koala sightings report form

1. Register your contact details

* Ensure to confirm your registration by clicking the link in the email sent to you.

2. Log into your account

After confirming your account, you are able log into the website

3. Submit your koala sighting

Fill in and submit the survey form.

Tips for using this tool:

  • There are some mandatory fields marked with a * where information is required before you can submit your form – these include the date and location of the sighting.  If the form doesn’t submit, check that these mandatory items have been completed.
  • If you see a mother and baby koala together submit the one form and select ‘Adult Female with young’ with 2 individuals present.
  • Try uploading a photo – we’d love to see your koalas!
  • Give as much information as possible, the more the better!

If you have any questions or comments regarding this process, please do not hesitate to email. We’d love to straighten out any issues.

If you are experiencing difficulty using this  system you can email your sightings to admin@koalagroup.asn.au and we will enter them for you.

Specific information that we would like to know includes:

  • date and time of sighting
  • details of location (eg in park opp No 6 Koala Street, Suburb)
  • your name and contact details (optional – but useful if we need to contact you to clarify some information)
  • the number of koalas sighted at that location
  • if possible, the sex and health of the koala
  • a brief description  of the area (eg Urban, Acreage, Park/School, Roadside, Creekline/Bush, Commercial/Industrial)
  • the situation the koala is in (tree type or on road, fence etc)
  • how often you see koalas there.

We appreciate your support as this fantastic tool gets up and running.

If you would like to find out more information about The Atlas of Living Australia please click here.