Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / QLD / IKPS Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre

The Ipswich Koala Protection Society Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre was purchased 16 years ago in Mt. Forbes, near Ipswich, with the intent of being a base for a 24/7 wildlife ambulance and rescue and rehabilitation centre, a release site for native wildlife, and koala habitat.

The society is a non-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers, based on President Ruth Lewis’s property in an area which is home to one of the largest and healthiest population of koalas in South East Queensland.

The sanctuary covers approximately 1 hectare of bushland, and aside from koalas wildlife present includes eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), swamp (Wallabia bicolor) and red-necked (Macropus rufogriseus) wallabies, brushtail (Trichosurus vulpecula) and ringtail (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) possums, grey-headed flying foxes (Pteropus poliocephalus)  short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), as well as various gliders, microbats, reptiles and a large number of bird species.