Noosa Biosphere Annual Gala

TUESDAY, 2 NOVEMBER 2021
The Noosa Biosphere Annual Gala is a fundraising luncheon to raise awareness and support for biodiversity conservation and research in the Noosa Biosphere Reserve. A conscious alternative to Melbourne Cup Day celebrations, each year the Gala will focus on an important issue close to the heart of Noosa’s community. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Program.

Noosa Biosphere 2021 Wild Koala Gala

A luncheon to save Noosa’s treasured icon

Frock up for a cause and join us to raise funds to protect Noosa’s wild koalas.

We have an opportunity to protect this vulnerable and treasured national icon but we need your help. This year’s Noosa Biosphere Gala shines a light on what we can all do to secure a future for our precious koalas. Help kickstart our Wild Koala Fund by bidding in our Silent Auction. All proceeds of the event will go to the Noosa Biosphere Wild Koala Fund.

Enjoy a sumptuous two-course menu with amuse bouche and matching wines by chef Matt Golinski, eco-fashion parade, Best Dressed & Silent Auction prizes awarded, plus after-party on the Terrace! Hosted at Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas, the Noosa Biosphere Wild Koala Gala is set to be the biggest Melbourne Cup-alternative event in the region!

Let’s get wild!

noosa wild koala gala 2021

WILD KOALA FUND

This year’s Noosa Biosphere Gala shines a light on what we can all do to secure a future for our precious koalas. Help kickstart our Wild Koala Fund by bidding in our Silent Auction. All proceeds of the event will go to develop a shire-wide koala conservation, research and education initiative.

KOALA PANEL DISCUSSION

Special guests Prof Peter Timms, USC Australia; Dr Romane Cristescu, USC Australia; Meghan Halverson, Queensland Koala Crusaders Ambassador; and Rosie Booth, Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital will discuss their leading research in this space and what we all can do to help save this treasured icon.

NOOSA BIOSPHERE AWARDS

This year we launch the Noosa Biosphere Awards celebrating the people, organisations and businesses making a difference in our community by championing environment and sustainability excellence. Winners will be announced during the event.

Learn about our koala research with University of the Sunshine Coast Detection Dogs for Conservation. Thanks to Tourism Noosa for their support in producing this video.

Our goal

Koalas need a safe haven to live and breed, in the wild.

With declines of up to 80% of koala populations across South East Queensland, the Noosa Biosphere Reserve has been a region focused on new research into koala distribution and health. Koalas face multiple threats such as habitat loss, urbanisation, fragmentation, disease, car strike and dog attack. Ongoing research, education and training is crucial to deepening our understanding of Noosa’s koala populations and improving habitat management.

The Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation held its first Koala Symposium in 2019, connecting leading researchers from University of the Sunshine Coast with local government, conservation and care groups. The outcome was a roadmap for koala conservation, outlining a comprehensive and coordinated program of research and activities to reverse the decline of koalas in the Noosa Biosphere Reserve. The Koala Gala will help us to continue our effort to bring back Noosa’s wild koala population.

Noosa Biosphere Awards

Celebrating environmental & sustainability excellence in the Noosa Shire.

The Noosa Biosphere Awards have now launched for the first time in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Program. Four category winners will be announced in a special ceremony as part of the Noosa Biosphere Wild Koala Gala in November.

ENTER THE AWARDS

Know a local environmental or sustainability champion? Nominate them! Have a project or solution to a global sustainability challenge or addresses climate change? Submit an Entry. Be part of an exciting new Awards program that celebrates our Noosa Biosphere community and environment.
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Event details

Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 12-3pm
View Restaurant, Peppers Noosa Resort
Tickets $175 pp

  • A conscious alternative to celebrating Melbourne Cup
  • Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the UNESCO MaB Program in 2021
  • Drink on arrival
  • 2-course menu by celebrity chef, Matt Golinski plus 3-hour drinks package
  • Guest speakers & Noosa personalities
  • Eco-fashion parade with pieces by local TAFE and Sunshine Beach High fashion students, plus local sustainable fashion labels, Costa Vita Puralino, Caren Lee Millinery and Larissa Salton
  • Noosa Biosphere Awards Ceremony recognising outstanding sustainability initiatives
  • Wild & Silent Auction and prizes to support Koala Conservation
  • Network with likeminded people in your community
  • Celebrate our Noosa Biosphere community and environment

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Thank you to our event Sponsors & Supporters

Sponsor opportunities available! Show your support of this exciting celebration of community and environment by requesting a Sponsor Kit today.

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