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Bushfire recovery webinars

Red Cross is currently managing a bushfire recovery program in areas affected by the 2019-20 Black Summer fires. Watch sessions with experts and connect with our team.

Decision Fatigue: It’s all too much

Disaster recovery expert and cognitive scientist Jolie Wills shares her valuable insights on how the mind works under prolonged pressure and how our reactions and behaviours are impacted by stress. Online via Zoom – 10:30am AEST Tuesday 10 November 2020

Watch past events

Dr Rob Gordon on bushfire recovery during COVID-19

Psychologist Natalie Fraser on supporting children and young people through tough times

Get in touch with Red Cross recovery staff

Red Cross has recovery officers located across Australia, supporting communities as they recover from the bushfires of the spring and summer of 2019/20. You can connect with our recovery team by contacting

Recovery stories

Renewal through art

Art workshops are helping bushfire communities heal.

When life throws another curveball

Marianne was four when she learned to swim. Every weekend her grandmother took her and her brothers to the Mitchell River in East Gippsland.

New growth on blackened land

A vegetable garden re-grows hope for a family after fire tears through their home and dreams.

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Coping after a crisis

Emergencies and crises by their very nature are disruptive and can be stressful.


What we're doing and ideas to help you.