Emergency relief centres are being set up across the Australian state of Victoria, where devastating bushfires have destroyed more than 1,800 homes and displaced more than 7,000 people.
Australians have rallied for the bushfire victims, raising A$21.5m (£10m) for the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal in a national telethon.
Volunteers have been helping to sort through the tonnes of donated clothes and food at the hastily erected centres, set up inside schools and other public buildings.
The centres have also afforded the bushfire victims psychological relief, sharing stories of how they managed to escape the flames.
For the youngest of survivors, the temporary shelters help to provide a sense of relative normality.
Mobile youth centres have also been touring relief centres in some of the badly fire-affected areas.