Last updated: January 7, 2021


Summer can be a dangerous time in Australia.

Bushfires can be destructive and deadly so it's very important you understand how to stay safe and what to do if a fire breaks out in your area.

Summer thunderstorms can cause flash flooding.

Extreme summer temperatures can lead to serious health issues such as dehydration and heatstroke.

Thunderstorm Asthma and hay fever are other issues that can effect your lifestyle.

Be careful when swimming in any water and be wary of snakes when out and about in bushland or around water and learn what to do if bitten.

This Bendigo Bushfire and Summer Safety Refugee Resource Hub is designed to give you all the information you need to stay safe and healthy through the Australian summer.

Please click on the flag below to see Bushfire and Summer Safety information translated in either Karen, Dari or Dinka language.

This introduction is translated in Karen, Dari and Dinka language below the flags. Please click the 'read more' button. 

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KAREN: Bushfire and Summer Safety Refugee Resource Hub in Karen language

DARI: Bushfire and Summer Safety Refugee Resource Hub in Dari language

DINKA: Bushfire and Summer Safety Refugee Resource Hub in Dinka language

Introduction in Karen language

Summer safety intro Karen

Introduction in Dari language

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Introduction in Dinka language

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