Professor Philip Gibbons from the Australian National University was preparing to speak at NCC’s Bushfire Conference in May, however, due to the COVID-19 crisis this has been postponed until next year. We will continue use the Fire and Restoration site to share lessons and resources emerging after the recent fire season. If you have any stories you would like to share please contact us at or

Below is an article co-written by Professor Philip Gibbons and Associate Professor Geoff Cary for The Conversation on building fire friendy gardens and the importance of APZs:

Here is another related resource created by NCCs Bushfire Program on building bird-friendly gardens in bush-fire-prone areas.


Please send us an email and we'll reply within three working days. Regards, NCC Fire and Restoration team


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