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Heathcote National Park’s Koalas – An update

In 2020 and 2021 during the height of Covid two citizen-scientists, Steve Anyon-Smith and Tom Christensen, discovered a large healthy population of koalas in the Heathcote National Park. The Friends of Royal wrote an article at that time and you can find it here. The plight of koalas has remained in the public consciousness in the last few years and while there has been devastating loss of koala habitat across their range , there are some positives for our local population.

To read and see more about the local koala update click the READ MORE tab.

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About Friends of the Royal

We are a enthusiastic and dedicated bunch of individuals and groups from all walks of life and with various interests, but drawn together by the common goals of protecting, preserving and appreciating the Royal and the surrounding National Parks.

Among our aims, the current focus is to encourage and enlist volunteer support for more scientific research, litter removal and bush regeneration / weed removal in particular. Check the link below for details.

What we do

Get Involved

Voluntary activities run regularly and are a great way to help preserve and protect this beautiful area and to meet like minded people. Volunteering is fun!!

Volunteer expression of interest form

A Volunteer calendar is available for the next three months

Volunteer Calendar