Bushfires and your health
Bushfires and smoke pose health risks, especially to people with certain conditions such as asthma. Learn how to prepare for bushfires, get emergency medication and more.
Bushfire health and safety
Bushfires have become a part of Australian life. Learn how to protect your health, prepare for a natural disaster, know which health conditions put you at greater risk, and how to cope emotionally.
Do face masks protect you from bushfire smoke?
Face masks won’t necessarily protect you from the poor air quality being caused by Australian bushfire smoke. Here's why, and what you can do to protect yourself.
What to do if you’re feeling stressed or helpless about the Australian bushfire crisis
Feeling stressed, scared or anxious about the Australian bushfires is normal, even if you’re not directly affected. Here's how to help yourself, and how to donate.
How to prepare for, and cope during and after, a natural disaster such as bushfire, cyclone, flood and tsunami in Australia — with links to organisations that can help.
Coping in a crisis
Information about coping in a crisis from leading Australian health organisations, including links to crisis support and parental wellbeing.
How to take medicines safely in a natural disaster (bushfire, floods, cyclones)
It's important to have a plan to manage your medicines should a natural disaster strike. Here's how to safely take medication during a bushfire, flood and more.
Mental health: where to get help
Learn how to navigate the Australian mental health system and its helpful services – and find out about any potential costs.
There’s more to depression than ‘the blues’. If you’re sad for weeks, lack energy or no longer enjoy things you used to, you could be depressed.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Someone with PTSD experiences long-term fear, anxiety and memories of trauma that interfere with their ability to function.