Libby Fisher

Koala and wildlife conservationist

VIC Nominee Young Australian of the Year 2022

In 2015, Libby Fisher went on a family holiday to Queensland that included a visit to the Australia Zoo. It was there she fell in love with koalas – but she soon learned they were a vulnerable species in New South Wales and Queensland.

At 11 years old, Libby decided to raise funds and awareness for the plight of koalas by making and selling items at markets. She also started meeting wildlife carers and rescuers to learn more. As Libby’s passion for all types of wildlife grew, so did her desire to help. She created a charity called Libby’s Koala & Wildlife Crusade.

Since then, Libby has taken on many practical projects, involving her local community wherever possible. To date, she has raised more than $65,000 in cash, plus tens of thousands worth of supplies which she has donated to volunteer rescuers and carers around the country.

Libby uses her passion for wildlife to engage her community and bring everyone together.