With an estimated 11 million hectares of land affected by the ongoing bushfires, Tourism Australia has developed a resource for agents or travellers currently visiting or planning to visit the country.
The Tourism Australia webpage has been developed in consultation with the Australian states and territories and will be updated daily to ensure industry and travellers have the most accurate and most current information.
Bushfires are broken down by state with direct links to regional resources, such as updates from local fire and rescue forces, tourism boards and state authorities, as well as bushfire safety information.
A statement from Tourism Australia said: “We encourage travellers to use these resources to seek the most recent information should the situation in any region change.
“Most destinations in Australia remain safe and continue to welcome visitors and all international airports in Australia continue to operate as normal.”
The statement added: “Though the fires are still burning in several regions, we hope these online resources will provide visitors with confidence to travel in Australia, providing the assurance that the majority of our most popular tourism destinations remain untouched by the fires and need support as well.
“When affected communities are ready to once again welcome visitors, tourism will continue to play an important role in supporting their recovery.”