This project aims to encourage a viable koala population on the Venus Bay Peninsula through progressive planting of Gippsland Manna gums, a preferred food and habitat for the species. For the last 3 years, the Venus Bay Koala project has seen over1200 manna gums planted. This year the manna stock was grown from Venus Bay seeds, so it is completely indigenous to this area. We also provided a selection of coastal saltbush and native prickly tea tree. As a result of the project, we have heard lots of stories of koala sightings in our area. If you have photos or a story, please send to the Centre.


We have kept a map of plantings over the 3 years, so now have an idea of where to plant to provide corridors.

We are supported by funding from Victorian State Government through the Neighbourhood House Coordination Program.

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We respectfully acknowledge the traditional custodians of these lands and waters, their spirits and ancestors.