Talking with young people about bushfires

Young people need support when they are faced with bushfires and injured wildlife.

Even if young people are not living in immediate danger of fire, they may still have concerns, questions, worries and fears about what is happening around them.

Here are a range of resources that support parents, families and teachers:

Baby wombat with hand in bandage

How you can help

Zoos Victoria has set up a dedicated Bushfire Emergency Wildlife Fund for tax-deductible donations.

Every donation will support:

  • Emergency veterinary care
  • Scientific intervention (such as exploring supplementary feeding for the animals who have survived, but whose habitats have been destroyed by the bushfires)

As a not-for-profit organisation, all money raised will be used in consultation with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning to ensure it is most effectively assisting injured wildlife and their habitat.