It might just have rained in Gunnedah, but the drought isn't over yet and wildlife still face a struggle - including koalas.
Recent studies have documented the fact that koalas need to drink water - particularly in times of heat and drought - and community group Project Koala Gunnedah has come up with a way for people to help them along.
People are being called on to donate large ice-cream containers or the inserts for slow cookers to be used as water containers for koalas and other wildlife around Gunnedah.
Containers can be dropped off at a box in the Gunnedah Library where they will be branded with a Project Koala Gunnedah sticker and put in an appropriate location.
Project Koala chair Marie Low said she hoped the sticker would let people know why the containers were there, and would encourage people to keep them filled if they came across one.
"A container of water placed in koala habitat and away from dogs can help save a koala's life," Ms Low said.
"Koala numbers are in serious decline, and we need to give them every chance for survival."
To find out more about Project Koala Gunnedah, visit the group's Facebook page.