As you probably are aware, this year Australia has suffered the worst bushfires in its history. Parts of the country will feel the impacts of the fires for years to come. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t travel to Australia and discover the beauty it has to offer!

Home exchangers in Australia want to welcome visitors to Australia let them know that it’s a safe place to visit. Many amazing Australian destinations are still open for tourism and weren’t affected by the fires, and you’re sure to have a memorable time seeing the sights and enjoying the natural beauty of the country.

How can I support Australia after the bushfires?

Many regions of Australia rely heavily on tourism to support their local economies, so one of the best ways you can help is to keep visiting. Take a trip to Australia and spend money in local communities, supporting small businesses and Australia’s economy. Supporting local people and businesses will help them recover from the tragic fire season.

If you’d like to make a donation, consider contributing to the NSW Rural Fire Service. You can donate to firefighters as a whole or to a specific brigade. When you’re doing your online shopping, SpendWithThem and Buy From The Bush feature rural businesses affected by the bushfires.

If the coastal beaches, Sydney Opera House, Great Barrier Reef, bustling cities, and scenic views of Australia are calling you, don’t hesitate to book your trip and give this country the love it needs as it recovers.

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