Australia's catastrophic bushfire season

Six bushfires are burning on South Australa's Kangaroo Island.
Six bushfires are burning on South Australa's Kangaroo Island.

AUSTRALIA'S CATASTROPHIC 2019/20 BUSHFIRES SEASON:

NSW

* 20 people dead

* 126 fires continue to burn with 59 uncontained

* More than 5.2 million hectares burned - equal to the metro areas of the five mainland state capitals

* 1687 homes confirmed destroyed, more than 3300 outbuildings and 168 facilities razed

VICTORIA

* Three people dead

* 12 bushfires burning in the Gippsland, northeast and alpine regions

* More than 1.2 million hectares burnt

* More than 200 homes confirmed destroyed with total expected to rise

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

* Three people dead

* Six fires burning on Kangaroo Island

* More than 274,000 hectares burnt

* 161 homes confirmed destroyed, along with 413 sheds and outhouses

QUEENSLAND

* 19 bushfires across the state

* 2.5 million hectares burnt

* 48 homes confirmed destroyed

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

* 32 bushfires burning in the Goldfield-Esperance region, Wheatbelt, Pilbara, Perth region and southeast

* 2.2 million hectares burnt

* One home confirmed destroyed

TASMANIA

* 5 bushfires burning across the state's north, east and south

* More than 34,000 hectares burnt

* Two homes confirmed destroyed

ACT

* No fires burning

NORTHERN TERRITORY

* No bushfires burning

* Five homes confirmed destroyed

Australian Associated Press