Six million hectares of land have been turned to ash as the bushfires continue their unrelenting and unprecedented march across Australia.
Fanned by strong winds, the fires have now left 23 dead and more than a thousand homes have been destroyed.
Fires are now raging in every Australian state. New South Wales is hardest hit with 150 fires burning.
The nation’s capital has been choked with smoke for days, with temperatures in Canberra hitting a record breaking 44 degrees.
Our correspondent Kylie Morris reports from Cooma, in the alpine country of new South Wales.