Since the time that the guidelines were first released, the Australian Government entered into a caretaker period for the 2022 general election. Now that the caretaker period has ended, the formal opening date for this round will be published as soon as possible.

Koala Conservation and Protection - Koala Health Grant Opportunity

This program supports efforts to improve the trajectory of the Koala using applied research activities and practical application of research outcomes. This program addresses Koala health challenges and improve health outcomes.
Coming soon

This opportunity will be available soon

What do you get?

Funding from a pool of $2 million to support efforts to improve the trajectory of the Koala.

Who is this for?

Research organisations that can deliver projects to address Koala health challenges and improve health outcomes.


The intended outcomes of this program are to:

  • improve data and knowledge of Koala populations and health across their range to support effective decision making and conservation action
  • increase understanding and management of disease and injury affecting Koala health
  • strengthen coordination of recovery efforts for the Koala and cross-sector engagement, collaboration and capability.

Check if you can apply

You can apply if you meet the eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria are a set of rules that describe who we can consider for this grant. You can apply if you:

  • are an eligible entity
  • have an eligible project
  • have eligible expenditure.

The rules are in the grant opportunity guidelines.

How to apply

Check if you’re ready to apply for a grant

Finding a suitable grant opportunity is just the start of the process to get funding. The application process can take time and effort. Understanding the entire process will help you be grant ready and may improve your chances of getting funding.

Use our checklist to find out what it takes to apply for a grant.

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Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

Sample grant agreement

Sample application form