Hello Koalas Festival 2019

In celebration of Australia’s iconic koala, the Hello Koalas Festival (6 – 9 June 2019) is an annual event first staged in June 2017, building on the success of the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail.

Festival Partners include Destination NSW, Port Macquarie’s Koala Hospital, NSW National Parks, Forestry NSW, University of NSW Rural Clinical School and Greater Port Macquarie Tourism.

The Hello Koalas Festival is great fun and hugely entertaining for all ages groups while also focussing attention on koalas and the importance of their conservation.

Port Macquarie-Hastings has the largest koala population on the east coast of Australia, but it is in decline, as it is in other locations in NSW. We are aiming to arrest this trend by raising awareness throughout the community as well as creating an event that people from out of town will enjoy and also learn about the plight of our koalas and the importance of caring for koalas.

Say “Hello” to fun Hello Koalas Festival Events!

Caring for our Koalas and our Environment Symposium

When 9am – 5.30pm
Where UNSW Rural Clinical School, Medicine Shared Health Research & Education Centre (SHREC)
20 Highfields Circuit, Port Macquarie

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Jake Rattle N Roll

Performing the major Rock & Roll hits of the 50’s & 60’s, 50’s & 60’s Rock and Roll Dance Band Jake Rattle N Roll ensures an exciting, energetic, fun night for people of all ages.
When Friday 7 June 7.30pm
Where Panthers

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Hello Koala Festival Family Day


When Sunday 9 June
Where Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard 235 Oxley Highway, Port Macquarie

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Hello Koalas Festival Treasure Hunt

Find the Mayor of the Koala Republic and 20+ Hello Koalas Sculptures
When Friday 7, Saturday 8, Sunday 9 June
Where Across Port Macquarie Hastings

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Hello Koalas at the
Foreshore Markets

Join us for Port Macquarie’s popular markets with a koala twist. Meet Hello Koalas artists and see their artworks and check out new Hello Koalas memorabilia on sale.
When Saturday 8 June 8am – 1pm
Where Westport Park



The Day Trippers

Come and party with The Day Trippers, a band dedicated to 60’s-style Rock and Roll!
When Saturday 8 June 7.30pm
Where Panthers

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Cars for Koalas Show and Shine
Present your pride and joy, and at the same time raise awareness of Koala safety on the road
Saturday 8 June 8am – 2.30pm
Where Westport Park

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Hastings Choristers presents The Peacemakers

‘An Operatic, Dance infusion of Lust, Passion and Heartbreak’. Glasshouse Theatre, Saturday 9 June, 7.30pm. Ti
When Sunday 9 June 7pm
Where Glasshouse

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Thank you to our fantastic Hello Koalas Festival Partners












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