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Sydney Basin Koala Citizen Science Training Day and Community Launch

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We are excited to be launching the Sydney Basin Koala Network (SBKN) with our first Citizen Science Training Day followed by a relaxed community gathering to launch the network. 

**As our first event we are waiving the entry fee, use the code KOALACHAMPION for free tickets!**

Please note Ticket Sales will end 24 hours before the event starts so we have time to prepare. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment. 

About the SBKN  

The Sydney Basin Koala Network (SBKN) has been established by the Total Environment Centre and WIRES to create a collaborative and supportive network for koala advocates across the region. Our overarching aim is to protect and expand connected, thriving Koala core habitats and corridors across the Sydney Basin. 

Come to the Citizen Science Training Day if you’d like to learn about koala ecology and how to record key data.. 

Come along to the SBKN Community Launch to find out more about the network, meet us and other koala advocates, and tell us how the network can best support your group’s koala efforts. 

Or come to both! Select the appropriate ticket at checkout please! 


  • When: 26th November 2022 10 am - 4 pm 
  • Where: Rosemeadow Community Hall

A key part of the SBKN project is to record robust data on koala populations, their habitat and its connections, which will be used to develop stronger conservation efforts. And you can get involved in our Citizen Science Project.

Whether you are a regular koala spotter or have never seen a wild koala before, this training day is a chance to learn from experts and develop the skills to become a Koala Citizen Scientist. 


  • About koala ecology 
  • To identify koalas and key traits (sex, health status etc), 
  • To identify koala scats and their age
  • To identify koala food tree species
  • Where, when and how to report your data so it can be used to help protect koalas

After a morning presentation and learning session with our koala ecology experts, you’ll have a chance to practice the skills you have gained in the afternoon out in the bush (a few mins walk from the venue). We will provide morning tea, please bring a reusable mug for tea and coffee and please bring a packed lunch.


  • Packed Lunch
  • Reusable coffee cup and water bottle
  • Mobile phone (we will be using Biocollect app to record data)
  • Sturdy enclosed shoes 
  • Binoculars (not necessary, but great if you have them)

If you cannot make this training day, but are keen to get on board our Citizen Science Program express your interest here.  

Please note: This is an all day training designed for adults. If you have any questions please email us


  • When: 26th November 2022 4 pm - 6 pm 
  • Where: Rosemeadow Community Hall

This is the first SBKN event. To mark the beginnning of, what we hope will be a collaborative and supportive network of local environment groups and citizen scientists, we are holding an informal SBKN Community Launch with light refreshments after training at 4 pm - 6 pm. We’d love for you to come along, meet other people who love koalas as much as you and find out more about SBKN.

If you would like to attend the launch. please select the appropriate ticket at check out to help us keep track of numbers. Thank you. 

If you cannot make this event, but are keen to get on board the network and keep up with whats going on subscribe to our news and events here

We look forward to see you on the 26th! 

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