Bushfire

Bushfire

Bushfire

Bushfires are also known as wildfires and are unplanned vegetation fires. 

Large areas of Australia are threatened by bushfires due to a generally hot, dry climate prone to drought, particularly in the south-east, where occasional strong winds often associated with seasonal change cold fronts can lead to extreme fire danger.

The fire danger period for the southern and western states of Australia is summer and autumn. In the northern states the fire danger period is winter and spring.

  

Image: Lake Mountain after the Black Saturday bushfires, Peter Campbell, 2009

 

 

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Name Category Location Date
Bushfire Bushfire - Adelaide Hills, South Australia 2015 Bushfire South Australia 02/01/2015 view resource
Bushfire Bushfire - Victoria 2014 Bushfire Victoria 09/02/2014 view resource
Bushfire Bushfire - Grampians National Park, Victoria 2014 Bushfire Victoria 15/01/2014 view resource
Bushfire Bushfire - Perth Hills, Western Australia 2014 Bushfire Western Australia 11/01/2014 view resource
Bushfire Bushfire - New South Wales 2013 Bushfire New South Wales 13/10/2013 view resource
Bushfire Bushfire - Coonabarabran, New South Wales 2013 Bushfire New South Wales 07/01/2013 view resource
Bushfire Bushfire - Dunalley, Tasmania 2013 Bushfire Tasmania 03/01/2013 view resource
Bushfire Bushfire - Margaret River, Western Australia 2011 Bushfire Western Australia 23/11/2011 view resource
Bushfire Bushfire - South-Western Queensland 2011 Bushfire Queensland 01/08/2011 view resource
Bushfire Bushfire - Perth Hills, Western Australia 2011 Bushfire Western Australia 05/02/2011 view resource
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Research

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Title Author Date Format Type
A Document 10 years on from the 2003 Canberra bushfires: vigilance & co-operation is key Mason S 2013 application/pdf Journal articles view resource
A Document 1944 Victorian bushfires Australian Red Cross 2014 link Journal articles view resource
A Document 2003 Canberra bushfires: What we can learn? Mc Aneney J, Chen K, 2003 link Journal articles view resource
A Document 2009 Victorian Bushfires - support resources for children Department of Education & Early Childhood Development (Vic) 2012 link Bibliographies/Lit Reviews view resource
A Document 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission The Royal Commission is chaired by the Hon. Bernard Teague AO, supported by Commissioners Ron McLeod AM and Susan Pascoe AM. 2010 link Websites view resource
A Document 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission Final Report The Royal Commission is chaired by the Hon. Bernard Teague AO, supported by Commissioners Ron McLeod AM and Susan Pascoe AM. 2010 link Reports view resource
A Document 2010 National Forum for the Prevention of Bushfire Arson Summary Report Attorney-General's Department 2010 application/pdf Reports view resource
A Document 2013 Tasmanian bushfire inquiry recommendations and response Department of Premier and Cabinet (Tas) 2013 link Commissions & Inquiries view resource
A Document 2013 Tasmanian bushfires inquiry. Volumes one and two Department of Premier adn Cabinet (Tas) 2013 link Commissions & Inquiries view resource
A Document 2013-14 Fire Season Compliance Report State of Victoria, Australia. 2014 link Reports view resource
A Document A case study of the 2007 Kangaroo Island bushfires Peace M, Mills G 2012 link Reports view resource
A Document A conceptual framework for assessing the risk posed by extreme bushfires McRae R, Sharples J 2006 link Journal articles view resource
A Document A fresh approach to development assessment in bushfire protection areas Sherrah M 2009 link Journal articles view resource
A Document A report to the ACT Government on the recovery process for Canberra's bushfires emergency 18 - 28 January 2003 Murray J 2003 link Reports view resource
A Document A review of the ability of the Department of Environment and Conservation Western Australia to manage major fires Ferguson E 2010 link Reports view resource