Regrowth after the fires

How good was it seeing the green start to return?

We thank the endless hours that all groups and individuals put in to the rebuild. 

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Community driven response and recovery

What does that mean? Seeing a problem, coming up with a fast and safe solution… and going for it!

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Thank goodness for volunteers!

They come in all shapes and sizes… and with varying numbers of legs.

Donations coming from far and wide

“Maybe I could do something…”

I don't doubt it for a second!

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Pretty cool offers that come in. 

Think outside the square for how YOU can help. Think differently! 

Tassie Fires We Can Help

Alert TAS Website

This is the Tasmanian Government Emergency Website.

Logo - Tas Alert

Go here now! 




Tasmania Fire Service

TFS symbol - fire danger rating

Fire Danger Rating How "risky" is the weather? If a fire starts, how bad could it get?

TFS symbol - current incidents

Current Fires What fires are burning now? Where, how bad are they, do you need to be on alert?

Google Crisis Mapping

See what is happening in your area NOW 

Nearby safer places

What are these? 

Where are they? None right now!

Evacuation centres

None right now!

936 ABC Hobart

Latest story

The Bushfire Inquiry 2013

If you are interested in the findings of the Inquiry, which were released on October 15th 2013, check out this story! 

Read more

Posted Wednesday, 23 October 2013, 01.00 pm

Contact Mel

Message me through the Facebook page

Email me

Call me 0438 330 998

Red Cross donations

Donating money is hands-down the BEST way you can help. I know it isn't the most "exciting" - but it is the BEST way you can help.

Red Cross donations logo 

Other ways to donate money

Events and fundraisers

Yes! Get on board!!

Check our Facebook album for posters of events and fundraisers.

Got an event I don't know about? Please email me with the poster attached - it's gotta be a JPEG file.

Don't know how to make a JPEG? Go here...

A bit of research on the side

Bushfire preparedness, crisis communication, disaster resilience, spontaneous volunteerism, emergency management, social media, empowerment, trust, leadership, active participation, community competence... Do you work or do research in these areas?  I'd like to hear from you! 

Tasmania Police

Tasmania Fire Service

SES Tasmania

Dodges Ferry Fire Brigade

Keeping informed during bushfires

ABC Radio is the national Emergency Broadcaster. To learn about bushfires and other emergencies that may be occurring in your area, tune in to your ABC local radio station:

  • Hobart 936AM
  • Launceston 91.7FM
  • Bicheno 89.7FM
  • Burnie 102.5FM
  • East Devonport 100.5FM
  • Fingal 1161AM
  • King Island 88.5FM
  • Lileah 91.3FM
  • Maydena (self-help) 89.7FM
  • Orford/Queenstown/Zeehan 90.5FM
  • Rosebery 106.3FM
  • Savage River/Waratah 104.1FM
  • St Helens 1584AM
  • St Marys 102.7FM
  • Strahan 107.5FM
  • Swansea 106.1FM
  • Weldborough 97.3FM

The Mercury

Tasmanian Animal Assist

Tasmanian Lost Pet Register

Pay it Forward Tasmania

Bureau of Meteorology

Sea FM Hobart

Volunteering Tasmania

Heart 107 Tasmania


Southern Cross News

Emergency AUS

RSPCA Tasmania

Smoke Alert Tas



The Advocate

Landcare Tasmania

Tas Weather, Fire, Police Warnings