This page contains links to a number of resources, including prayer resources, agencies working in affected areas and documents that can help people and communities that have been affected by the bushfires. If you have resources you'd like added to this page, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Catholic organistions working in bushfire-affected regions


CatholicCare Canberra & Goulburn

CatholicCare Wollongong

CatholicCare Broken Bay

CatholicCare Hunter-Manning

Centacare New England North West

Centacare Port Macquarie

Centacare South West NSW


CatholicCare Melbourne

CatholicCare Sandhurst

South Australia

Centacare Catholic Family Services – Adelaide


Centacare Brisbane


CatholicCare Tasmania


Good Grief – Seasons for Growth Program adapted to support children, young people and adults involved
in natural disasters

Prayer Resources

Prayers of the faithful/intercessory prayers

Prayer for individuals, families, schools, parishes etc

Support Resources

Australian Red Cross and Australian Psychological Society

Psychological First Aid: A guide to supporting people affected by disaster

Australian National University College of Health and Medicine

Collection of resources to help those working with bushfire-affected people and communities

Australian Institute for Disaster Recovery Knowledge Hub

Community Recovery Handbook – intended for use by planners, managers and those involved in working with communities to design and deliver recovery processes, services, programs and activities

National monitoring and evaluation for disaster recovery programs

Australian Psychological Society

Australian Bushfires 2020: psychological preparation and recovery

APS Practice Certificate in Disaster Support

Disability Services Consulting – Bushfire resources for people with disability

Life in Mind

Mental health support resources for bushfire affected communities

Resilient Community Organisations -- Toolkit developed by and for the community sector to help organisations measure and improve their resilience to disasters and emergencies.

Templates for disaster resilience planning for community organisations

World Bank – Disaster Risk Management Resources

United Nations – Disaster Risk Management Resources

Raising Children Network

Trauma: first response to help children aged 3 to 15

Royal Australian College of GPs (RACGP)

Using P2 masks

Lifeline Australia

Recovering after a national disaster – toolkits

Emerging Minds

Community Trauma Toolkit to help and support adults and children before, during and after a disaster or traumatic event

Queensland Department of Health “Birdy resources” including Birdie and her friends have to get away from a bushfire – A story for young children about recovering from fires.

Crisis Support

·       Lifeline Australia – free, confidential and anonymous 24 hour telephone counselling service. Phone: 131 114

·       Beyond Blue – free, confidential and anonymous 24 hour telephone support and online chat (3:00 pm until 12:00 am daily) service. Phone: 1300 22 4636

·       Kids Helpline – free, private and confidential 24 hour telephone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25. Phone 1800 551 800

CERA Partners

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