Bushfire smoke fact sheets are now available

Two firefighter and bushfire flames

We recognise that bushfires can result in air quality issues impacting large parts of the country. Bushfire smoke can decrease air quality some distance away from, as well as close to, a fire front, as was evident during the 2019 and 2020 Australian bushfire season.

Health has developed fact sheets to provide information to help people stay safe and minimise the risk to health from bushfire smoke. The two fact sheets have been developed using latest evidence and include general information, as well as information specific to vulnerable groups who may be at increased risk due to pre-existing health conditions.

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