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Contribute to the 2019-20 Bushfire History Project.


The Commission is accepting public submissions on Australia’s preparedness for, and response to, natural disasters drawing on what many Australians experienced during the 2019-20 bushfire season.

Individuals, organisations, community groups and the broader community are welcome to make submissions. The information provided to the Royal Commission will assist the Commission in its work.

A submission is a statement to the Royal Commission which assists the Commission in collecting information that is relevant to the inquiry as set out in the terms of reference.

The submission form can be printed and mailed or filled out and emailed to us.

You can call 1800 909 826 if you have a question about making a submission. The information line operates from 9:00am-5:00pm (AEST/AEDT) Monday-Friday except public holidays.

Send your completed submissions here:


General public submissions closed on Tuesday 28 April 2020.

Terms of Reference

Terms of reference outline the scope of an inquiry and the issues the Royal Commission will consider.

The terms of reference for this Royal Commission are included in the Letters Patent.