Firefighters and wildlife workers have revived an injured koala in Melbourne with mouth-to-mouth resuscitation after it was hit by a car.

It ran up a tree after being spooked by a rescuer on the road, and firefighters were called to retrieve the injured animal.

Afterward, cameras recorded the listless koala receiving CPR and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation from an official with Wildlife Victoria.

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Langwarrin and Frankston Fire Departments tweeted the photo – Story tip from Noelene Francis