Through all the devastation there has been a resounding resilience displayed, from fire affected communities, to firefighters and the rest of the nation, who have been quick to respond with acts of kindness.
Australians band together to offer accommodation, food, medicine and funds for firefighter.
Free hugs a powerful antidote
At the heart of the rebuild is the volunteer-led Conjola Recovery Centre — a place of refuge where locals can drop their guard, have an honest conversation and shed a few tears.
A group of Sikh volunteers drove all the way from Melbourne to Braidwood, just outside Canberra, after hearing of how the bushfires had devastated surrounding communities.
Football community gets behind bushfire appeal.
Game streaming for Australian bushfire relief