A number of confronting and inspiring images have been taken in bushfires around the country - here are some of the most memorable.
A photo shared by South Australia's Eden Hills Country Fire Service on Sunday has been credited as summing up the nation's horror bushfire season.
The image shows a firefighter and a koala, side by side, as a fierce blaze approaches.
In a Facebook post, the brigade detailed how "our crews left their families, work and whatever they were doing to be ready to respond" and thanked the community for their support.
It's just one of many bushfire images taken by photographers, firefighters and everyday Australians that have been shared on social media this bushfire season.
Many showed firefighters in action.
Other captured how Australians were caught up in the many bushfires.
There were images of how wildlife was hit.
For a number of days, the fires blanketed Sydney in thick clouds of smoke, which made headlines around the world.
The fires also saw several protests demanding more action on climate change.
Further afield, images of Prime Minister Scott Morrison on holiday in Hawaii while many fires burned were also shared widely.
Mr Morrison has since returned to Australia and expressed "regret" over any offence caused.