The ADF has formally ceased #OpBushfireAssist, having completed the emergency and recovery tasks requested by state and local authorities.

During the operation, Defence contributed to the response and recovery efforts through the delivery of the following support:

  • Clearance of over 4,850 kilometres of roads;
  • Clearance and repair of over 1285 kilometres of fences;
  • Clearance of over 240 kilometres of fire breaks;
  • Production of nearly 10 million litres of drinking water for Kangaroo Island and Bega; and
  • Provision of over 77,000 meals on Defence bases to emergency services personnel and evacuees.

At its peak, more than 6,500 Defence members provided support as part of emergency relief, response and recover

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