Byron Coast Koala Habitat Study

Byron Shire Council
Byron Bay, NSW

In 2012 we completed a koala habitat and population assessment for the coastal portion of the Byron Local Government Area, an area of approximately 14,000 hectares extending from the Billinudgel Nature Reserve in the north to south of Broken Head and west to Mullumbimby. The project produced some contrasting outcomes, confirming both an increase in the habitat occupancy rate in central parts of the study area and the precarious conservation status of koala populations north of the Brunswick River.