The Venus Bay Community Centre and Friends of Venus Bay Peninsula have an ongoing Koala Project to encourage planting of the indigenous koala food and habitat tree Coast Manna Gum Eucalyptus viminalis subsp. pryoriana at Venus Bay and surrounding area. An information stall is held at Easter at the annual Tour de Tarwin to distribute locally grown trees and complementary plants to residents.
Koala populations are under threat from habitat loss, dog attacks, and cars.
Venus Bay has a small and seemingly healthy koala population and you can make a contribution towards securing the future of this much loved marsupial by retaining native vegetation on your property and ensuring that your dog does not harass the animals. When driving be aware that koalas use roadside corridors to move around, especially in the evenings so please slow down and look out for wildlife.
A concerned artist has generously donated original lino cut prints of a Raymond Island koala and joey for sale with proceeds towards establishing a Koala Hospital in our region. Prints are $45 each unframed plus postage. Use this form to order your prints. Order Form Koala Print.