Bushfire damage area by state in Australia 2020

As of January 22, 2020, a total of 12.8 million hectares of New South Wales in Australia had been damaged by bush fires. By comparison, 2.2 million hectares of Western Australia was burned, and around 1.4 million hectares of Victoria had been affected during the bushfire season as of that date.

Total area burned by bushfires in Australia as of January 2020, by state

Area damaged in million hectares
New South Wales and ACT12.8
Western Australia2.2
South Australia0.49
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Release date

January 2020



Survey time period

as of January 22, 2020

Supplementary notes

Note: One hectare equals around ten thousand square meters.

Data unavailable for Queensland and Tasmania.

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