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What were the Black Saturday bush fires like?
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Australia’s worst ever natural disaster

Find out what made the 2009 Black Saturday bush fires so devastating.

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Imagine you lived in a bush fire prone area. What things could your family do to protect your home  and the people who live there?

Hey Firestormers!

Think about what you can do to help those who lose their homes during bush fires.

  • Fire experiences,
  • Major bush fires,
  • Respond,
  • Recover,
  • People,
  • After a bush fire,
  • Black Saturday bush fires


One year on from the 2019/2020 summer catastrophic bushfires, the Central Coast Council took time to say ‘thank you’ to the volunteers, frontline workers and residents who helped to protect the community and give back during one of the most devastating natural disasters the Coast has ever seen. The bush fires of summer 2019/20 will leave a lasting impact on us all. As we hear the unique stories of 15 courageous locals who gave so much during this time, one common theme shines through: the strength, resilience and spirit of the Central Coast community.

Ferocious fires can destroy bushland, farms, houses, schools and cars.

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