Victoria, January 2006

Bushfire - Victoria

Quick Statistics

4 Fatalities
6 Injured
$22 Million Insurance Costs
57 Homes Destroyed

Victoria experienced more than 500 fires in January 2006, including the Deep Lead fire that started near Stawell on New Year's Eve. The fires with greatest impact on the Victorian community occurred in the Stawell (Deep Lead), Yea, Moondarra, Grampians, Kinglake and Anakie areas. In total four people died and six people were injured. The fires destroyed 57 homes and 359 farm buildings with around 160,00 hectares burnt.


Information Sources

Insurance Council of Australia, Historical and current disaster statistics, 24 June 2011, website viewed 15 august 2011
Victorian Government, 2006 Report from the Ministerial Taskforce on Bushfire Recovery, 13 March 2006, website viewed 28 February 2018