Port Stephens businesses doing their bit to ‘Save the Koala’

The Bay Hut Café is offering specialty koala cookies.


LOCAL businesses are jumping on board with Port Stephens Koalas in support of ‘Save the Koala’ month, which runs throughout September.

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Port Stephens Koalas has asked various local food outlets, cafes, and restaurants to make a one-off donation or to donate a percentage from the sale of a particular menu item during September.

Funds raised will be used in the new Koala hospital due to open later this month.

Currently more than fifteen Port Stephens businesses have pledged their financial support to the cause, and the number continues to grow.

The ‘Cooking for Koalas’ campaign is the brainchild of Port Stephens Koalas Local Fundraising Coordinator Christine Johnson, and she said she was grateful for the support received from the local business community.

“It’s about raising awareness about ‘Save the Koala’ month, and it’s great to see local businesses getting involved.

“It’s about making people aware of the issues, and to let people know about the sanctuary opening at the end of the month as well.”

A number of local businesses have even created special menu items as a celebration of the awareness campaign.

The Little Beach Boathouse has created Salted Caramello Koala Cocktails while the Bay Hut Café is offering specialty koala cookies.

“It’s great that so many local venues are Cooking for Koalas. Some have even created koala-inspired food or drinks to help raise funds, which is really appreciated. By supporting these local businesses during ‘Save the Koala month’, you’re also supporting Port Stephens Koalas,” said Christine.

The following businesses have pledged their support; Crest Birubi Beach, Bay Hut Café, The Point Restaurant, Two Bobs bakery, The Pie Lab, Essence & Espresso Café, Cheeky Dog, Marina Ice Creamery, Little Beach Boathouse, The Little Nel café, The Home Interior-In House Kitchen, The Eatery, The Nook, Evviva Café, Nelson Bay Health Foods, Naked Alley Café and The Village Grind.

If your business would like to support Cooking for Koalas during ‘Save the Koala’ month, please email [email protected].




Businesses are banding together to support the Cooking for Koalas campaign

One thought on “Port Stephens businesses doing their bit to ‘Save the Koala’

  1. I was born and bred in Port Stephens but married a Sydney boy 40 years ago…what you are doing is sensational..I have family here and visiting here at present….Port Stephens will always be in my heart…the koalas are a very important animal to this area..you are doing a great job…best regards

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