Koalas bear a flight to Sale courtesy ADF

ELEVEN koalas had the ride of their lives last week, when they were transported from the Buchan area to RAAF Base, East Sale, via C-27J Spartan.

Australian Defence Force members, Melbourne Zoo staff and Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning staff helped load and looked after the bushfire-affected marsupials, before they landed in Sale for further triage.

The ADF has been working with the Victorian government to return 500 residents to Mallacoota from Melbourne and East Sale.