Recovering from the 2003 Canberra Bushfires


Prof Peter Camilleri, Chris Healy, Elspeth Macdonald, Susan Nicholls, Jolyon Sykes, Dr Gail Winkworth, Merrilyn Woodward

Funding Source:

Emergency Management Australia, and Mental Health ACT


This research project looked at aspects of the recovery process following the January 2003 bushfire in Canberra. The research was undertaken by a multidisciplinary team drawn from the Australian Catholic University, University of Canberra and the ACT Government.


Research monograph

Camilleri, P., Healy, C., Macdonald, E., Nicholls, S., Sykes, J., Winkworth, G., & Woodward, M. (2007). Recovering from the 2003 Canberra bushfire: A work in progress. Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, ACU.

Associated publications

Winkworth, G., Healy, C., Woodward, M., & Camilleri, P. (2009). Community capacity building: Learning from the 2003 bushfires. Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 24(2), 5-12.