Bushfires in Victoria

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

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Major Victorian fires

These resources detail the locations of, and losses relating to major Victorian fires.


Check Other reports and Research fires for further resources.




Digitised photographs and drawings can be found using the Trove search engine (which includes images from State Library Victoria's Picture Collection and other Australian libraries).

Bush fires in the Heytesbury and Otway forests, A/S10/02/86/25


Black Sunday 1926

Silent newsreel originally produced 1926 by Herschells for Bushfire Relief Fund. Video: Australian Screen