Koala Hospital

The Koala Hospital is a non-profit organisation that rescues, rehabilitates and releases sick and injured koalas from around the Port Macquarie region.

Design Community and Maria Mosquera Design + Illustration were engaged to design a permanent exhibition in the hospital’s new Education Centre. We also created a series of interpretive signs for their Visitor Walkway, which forms a ‘Hall of Fame’ for the furry former patients.

Working with the notion of the hospital’s role as a transitional space for the koala, we developed a concept exploring the notion of habitat and its meaning for humans and wildlife. The content and the spatial design work together to inform and inspire visitors about ways to achieve safe and happy co-existence.

”  The Koala Hospital is delighted with the new exhibit facility designed by Penny Hardy from Design Community. We met with Penny some time ago, gave her our ideas and what Penny created out of this was beyond our expectations. The visitors to the hospital love it and so do we.”

Cheyne Flanagan, Clinical Director, Koala Hospital



Koala Hospital


Port Macquarie


Maria Mosquera Design+Illustration


Jeremy Rogers


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