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Daisy Hill Koala Centre

Daisy Hill Koala Centre entrance.

Daisy Hill Koala Centre entrance.

Built by the Queensland Government as a dedicated koala education facility, the Daisy Hill Koala Centre was opened to the public in 1995, extensively refurbished in 2009 and most recently in 2018. Nestled amongst eucalypt trees and featuring a large outdoor koala enclosure and many interactive displays, the Daisy Hill Koala Centre is a unique place to learn about koalas and their conservation.

  • Admission is free.
  • The Centre has ramp access to all areas except the Treetops Tower.
  • Located 25km south of Brisbane in the Daisy Hill Conservation Park.

The Daisy Hill Conservation Park comprises 435 hectares of open eucalypt forest. It has long been a popular bushland retreat for people, and is home to many native animals including koalas.

Daisy Hill Koala Centre opening times

9am–4pm daily (except Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday).

11am daily Wildlife Officer talks.

Daisy Hill Regional Park opening times

7am–6.30pm, 15 October–14 March (summer).

7am–5.30pm, 15 March–14 October (winter).

What to see in the Centre

Enjoy viewing koalas

Enjoy viewing koalas

Our resident koalas can be seen from two different level viewing boardwalks at the Daisy Hill Koala Centre.

Visitors are not able to handle or pat the koalas.

Meet our female koalas

All of our female koalas were born in the wild. They have each suffered various illnesses caused by the bacteria, chlamydia. Although successfully treated, the damage caused by the chlamydial infection has left them infertile.

Jannico

Jannico

Jannico

Jannico is an adult female koala who is estimated to have been born in 2012. Jannico, the largest female here at Daisy Hill, has dark grey fur and a prominent white patch on her bottom.

Jannico was the victim of a car hit and admitted to a wildlife hospital in September 2015. In addition to treatment for her motor vehicle injuries, veterinary assessment revealed Jannico was suffering from ovarian cysts.

Jannico is fond of sleeping stretched out, with her back legs hanging off the branch.

Molly

Molly

Molly

Molly is an adult female koala estimated to have been born in the wild in 2013.

In 2016, Molly was brought to a wildlife hospital with signs of cystitis. Upon examination vets also found ovarian cysts.

Molly can be recognised by her pink nose that is caused by a lack of dark pigmentation.

Kyra

Kyra

Kyra

Kyra is a female koala who is estimated to have been born in 2011.

Kyra was admitted to a wildlife hospital in September 2015 suffering cystitis and ovarian cysts.

Kyra is a light grey koala with long, wispy fur on her ears. She is a very good eater and can often be seen chewing on her favourite Eucalypt leaves, broad and waxy species such as Eucalyptus robusta (pictured).

Explore the world of koalas and discover what you can do to help them

Explore the world of koalas and discover what you can do to help them

Learn more about koalas by exploring the fun and informative displays in the centre. Take time to:

  • watch short films in the Woodland Theatre
  • discover all about the koala’s life cycle and unique biology
  • learn the signs and symptoms of a sick or injured koala
  • learn how you can contribute to the conservation of koalas
  • find out what the Queensland Government is doing to help koalas
  • learn about other interesting Queensland species.

Programs and activities

Join a free Wildlife Officer talk

Join a free Wildlife Officer talk

Daily activities: Wildlife Officers at Daisy Hill Koala Centre deliver talks daily at 11am, providing information about koalas and their conservation.

Group bookings: Daisy Hill Koala Centre staff run koala-focused talks for schools and groups within the Centre. If you'd like to know more, or are interested in making a booking, contact the Centre between 8am and 4pm weekdays, and talk to a Wildlife Officer.

How to get there

Daisy Hill Koala Centre is located in the Daisy Hill Conservation Park, approximately 25km south of Brisbane.

If travelling south from Brisbane on the Pacific Motorway:

  • turn off at exit 24
  • turn right into Winnetts Road
  • turn left into Daisy Hill Road, and continue to the Daisy Hill Conservation Park.

If travelling north from the Gold Coast on the Pacific Motorway:

  • turn off at exit 24 (Daisy Hill–Loganlea exit)
  • turn right onto the overpass
  • turn right into Winnetts Road
  • turn left into Daisy Hill Road and continue to the Daisy Hill Conservation Park.

Contact us

Daisy Hill Koala Centre
Daisy Hill Road
PO Box 5116
Daisy Hill QLD 4127
Ph (07) 3078 3101
International +61 7 3078 3101

Email us for more information: .

Koala sightings

Sightings of all sick, injured, orphaned and dead koalas in South East Queensland should be reported to RSPCA on 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625).

Related information

Last updated
20 September 2018