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Bushfires and Health Fact Sheet

Bushfires have always been a part of the Australian environment. But now, because of climate change, fires are fiercer, more frequent and more destructive with greater loss of life.

Bushfires often occur as part of other related climate disasters such as drought, extreme heat, and the wider loss of the natural world.

Find out how bushfires affect your health and what you can do:

Bushfires and Health fact sheet - PDF (Dec 2023)