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Message from the Vice-Chancellor

Over the last few weeks an unprecedented bushfire emergency has affected much of the southeast coast of Australia, and these fires have continued to impact our community with smoke, intermittent power outages and closures to not just our campuses, but Canberra and surrounds.

» Read the full Vice-Chancellor's message here

Support for students

If you’re a student who has been impacted by the fires in any way, there are a range of ANU and community resources available to you.

» What services are available?


Bushfire related staff support services

The events of the past few weeks have affected many in our community. If you need support, there are tailored options available through ANU.

» What support and services are available?

The fires and our first peoples

As Australia picks up the pieces from the bushfire disaster, it’s more important than ever to understand the unique grief Aboriginal people experience. In this piece co-authored by Research Associate and ANU PhD Candidate Bhiamie Williamson, he and his colleagues urge the recovery to consider the cultural heritage, expertise and needs of Aboriginal people.

» Read more


Supporting children

Did you know children are among the worst affected when it comes to trauma caused by disasters like Australia’s ongoing bushfires? Here’s what you can do to help them get through this traumatic event.

» Tell me more

Donating to those in need

Would you like to donate to the communities impacted by the recent bushfires? Here’s how you can.

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Page turning reads sold in #authorsforfiries auction to help firies

Members of the ANU community have been doing what they can to raise funds for bushfire relief through the #authorsforfiries Twitter auction.

» Find out more

Other related information

Here are some key tips to avoid the effects of smoke that has been blanketing Canberra from ANU expert Professor Sotiris Vardoulakis – a world-leading authority on air quality and health.

ANU student and Tuckwell Scholar Chloe Harpley has created a campaign to raise money and collect resources for school students, primarily from the Riverina and South Coast regions, who have been impacted by the bushfires and will need support to return to school.


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