Resilience and regeneration: be part of Australia’s bushfire recovery

Day one, everything was black. Within a week it was black with bright green.

Jenny Robb, of Kiah Wilderness Tours

Kangaroo hops through grass next to ocean on Kangaroo Island © Ben Goode

Middle River, Kangaroo Island, South Australia © Ben Goode

Did you know?

Social initiatives such as the @emptyesky movement and Buy from the Bush are helping to support affected communities, and are easy to get involved with.

Aerial view of bushfire damage to Golding Wines’ vineyard in the Adelaide Hills © Golding Wines/Adelaide Aerial

Golding Wines, Adelaide Hills, South Australia © Golding Wines/Adelaide Aerial

The community support we received after the fire was overwhelming and helped boost spirits.

Lucy Golding, of Golding Wines

Picnic experience at Golding Wines’ vineyard in the Adelaide Hills © Golding Wines/Selena Battersby

Golding Wines, Adelaide Hills, South Australia © Selena Battersby/ Golding Wines

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Volunteer planting trees in East Gippsland © Echidna Walkabout

Echidna Walkabout, East Gippsland, Victoria © Echidna Walkabout

Koala sitting in a tree, Croajingolong National Park, Victoria © Echidna Walkabout

Echidna Walkabout, East Gippsland, Victoria © Echidna Walkabout

Those little pockets of koalas that have survived need to be strengthened

Janine Duffy, of Echidna Walkabout tours

Regenerating bushland in Morton National Park © Wild Food Adventures

Morton National Park, New South Wales © Wild Food Adventures

New growth on the side of a burnt tree in the Shoalhaven region © Shoalhaven City Council/Andy Zakeli

Shoalhaven, New South Wales © Wild Food Adventures

Guide from Kiah Wilderness Tours leads a kayaking tour at Kiah © Jenny Robb/ Kiah Wilderness Tours

Kiah Wilderness Tours, Kiah, New South Wales © Jenny Robb/ Kiah Wilderness Tours

Did you know?

Wombats have been known to share their burrows with other wildlife during a bushfire.

Watch: a view of the Blue Mountains

Sublime Point Lookout, Leura. Date filmed: September 2020.

Planting trees, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Blue Mountains, NSW © Destination NSW

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Blue Mountains, New South Wales © Destination NSW

Fun fact

The Scenic Rim isn’t just about natural wonders: the region is also home to plenty of wineries, breweries and a distillery.

Scenic Rim Trail by Spicers, South East, QLD © Spicers Retreats

Scenic Rim trail, South East, QLD © Spicers Retreats