Bushfires in Victoria

Find books, government reports, websites, statistics, newspaper articles and images about Victorian bushfires from 1851 to today.

Current fires

For current fire warnings visit Vic Emergency. For fast-breaking news follow ABC Emergency on Facebook and Twitter. Find more on our Current page.

Around Australia:

CFA's key information services

Fast-breaking news -  ABC Emergency on Facebook and Twitter

Listen to ABC GippslandABC Goulburn Murray or ABC SW Victoria.

People with disabilities

IDEAS Information on Disability, Education and Awareness Services - bushfire crisis emergency aid and NDIS support

Current fires

Preparing for bushfire

After the fire

Metropolitan Fire Brigade provides practical information to assist in the immediate aftermath.

The National Archives of Australia provide step-by-step advice about recovering records after a fire.

The Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material has a brochure on salvaging fire-damaged possessions

Advice can also be obtained from Conservation staff at State Library Victoria.


How to talk to your children about bushfires - UNICEF

Birdie’s Tree - Queensland Government. Information, games and e-storybooks to assist families recover from natural disasters together and explain current news that may upset children.

CFA updates

Updates from the Country Fire Authority:

Fire danger

The CFA uses the fire danger rating scale. You can check the latest ratings online:

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Fire bans & restrictions

Current fire ban and restriction information from the Country Fire Authority (CFA):

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State Library Victoria


In line with the stage 3 restrictions announced by the Premier, State Library Victoria closed on Thursday 9 July.

We will advise when there is any update to this situation.

Our Ask A Librarian  reference service is still available to assist with your research inquiries.