La Trobe University Presents on Bushfire Recovery in Rural Communities

The most recent bushfire season has devastated Australia. Many of us watched helplessly as fire spread across millions of hectares taking with it homes, towns and human lives – along with more than one billion animals, causing the potential extinction of a number of endangered species.

So, what now? What does it take for a community to recover from a catastrophe of this size and nature? What can we do – to help, to recover and to prepare for the next season?

Join La Trobe University and a panel of experts for a discussion on the many elements of bushfire recovery.


  • Professor Michael Clarke – Ecologist, based in the La Trobe Research Centre for Future Landscapes specialising in the effect of fires on native ecosystems
  • Professor Jim McLennan – Adjunct Professor in the School of Psychology and Public Health and community bushfire safety researcher
  • Dr Raphaele Blanchi, Bushfire Research – CSIRO Land and Water
  • Joshua Levi Collings – Corryong resident, community leader and Man From Snowy River Bush Festival volunteer

Tickets are $10 and La Trobe University are donating 100% of the ticket sales to Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare and Rebuild Upper Murray to continue assisting bushfire affected communities in the recovery effort.

Bushfire Recovery in Rural Communities

Tuesday 10 March 2020
6:00pm – 8:00pm

La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga Campus
133 McKoy Street, West Wodonga, VIC 3690

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