See how the landscape has changed since the fires.
The pandemic has affected the bushfire recovery, but it will also affect how evacuations take place.
The royal commission examining last summer's bushfires is considering calling for a national fuel load database to be set up.
The commission also considering recommending enshrining pay and protection for volunteers called to fight fires for weeks on end.
Before bushfire.io, no Australian app combined fire, wind, weather and traffic. There's a reason for that.
Only 3 per cent of businesses in bushfire-affected areas have qualified for a concessional loan or grant from the federal government, amid criticism the scheme is too bureaucratic.
The Australian Red Cross has revealed it was hit with hundreds of fraudulent claims for bushfire assistance, after the charity was accused of being too slow to get money to communities in need.
Smoke from the Black Summer bushfires impacted 80 per cent of Australia's population and has been linked to hundreds of deaths and thousands of hospitalisations, the royal commission has heard.
Families banded together to keep the fire at bay - helped by firefighters on the ground and in the air.