2005–06 Australian bushfire season
|2005–06 Australian bushfire season|
Major bushfires in Victoria in the 2000s, showing the Grampians fires in mustard
|Date(s)||Winter 2005 – Autumn 2006|
The 2005–06 Australian bushfire season was a moderately extensive bushfire season, particularly in western Victoria where they were most prominent in mid-late January 2006 as conditions permitted across the state. On Australia Day, a CFA volunteer died in the Victorian fires.
Bushfires in Victoria were prominent in mid-late January 2006 as conditions permitted across the state. With the loss of 4 lives and 57 homes. On Australia Day, a CFA volunteer died in the Victorian fires. Arsonists were charged with lighting fires that spread through western Victoria in late January. Two people died in The Grampians when their car was overcome by the Mount Lubra bushfire.
Over the month a total of 500 fires were recorded in Victoria with 359 farm buildings destroyed, stock losses of 64,000 and 1,600 square kilometres (618 sq mi) of private and public land burned out.
- Bushfire Summer – ABC TV Nature ABC TV case study of the 2005–2006 bushfire season