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Contribute to the 2019-20 Bushfire History Project

The Commission invites people to:

  1. Contribute videos or photographs taken during the 2019-20 bushfires or the ongoing recovery and/or
  1. Submit a short video account explaining what you experienced during the bushfires.


General public submissions closed on Tuesday 28 April 2020.

The Commission received more than 1,700 public submissions on Australia's preparedness for, and response to, natural disasters drawing on what many Australians experienced during the 2019-20 bushfire season.
Read a range of published submissions.


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

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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.