United by a common purpose to conserve koalas across their range, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Brisbane City Council worked together to build and establish the ‘Brisbane Koala Science Institute’, a world-class koala science and research facility, located at the sanctuary in Brisbane, Queensland. The facility is home to two full-time research staff, a research laboratory, and a ‘Koala Biobank’ (koala frozen tissue repository), and aims to improve collaboration within the science community through the use of the Institute's meeting spaces, seminar hall, and Koala Resource Library.
The Institute and this online community are further supported by Lone Pine's not-for-profit organisation, the Research for Nature Foundation, which will help fund various South-East Queensland koala projects, in partnership with local scientists, researchers, and industry professionals.
Our aim is to bring together like-minded individuals in a knowledge-sharing environment to foster innovation, facilitate collaboration, and enhance accessibility, with the aim to deliver real, practical outcomes beneficial to the local wild koala populations.
Guests to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary will be able to enjoy the Institute daily from 9am - 5pm, via the public viewing area complete with interactive displays, koala skywalk, and viewing windows into the sanctuary’s wildlife kitchen, research laboratory, and wildlife hospital. Access to the facility is included in entry to the sanctuary.