The Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre ended in 2014.
It was established in 2003 under the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Program. The CRC Program is an Australian Government initiative. The Bushfire CRC is no longer receiving Commonwealth funding and is no longer a part of or associated with the CRC Program.
The Bushfire CRC conducted research into the social, environmental and economic impacts of bushfires.
After an initial grant through the Australian Government’s CRC program in 2003 combined with substantial partner resources, the Bushfire CRC was funded to the end of June 2014 to address key issues raised by major fires.
The Bushfire CRC was made up of all the fire and land management agencies in Australia and New Zealand, CSIRO, the Bureau of Meteorology, the Attorney General's Department and several other fire related organisations.
In February 2013, the Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced a $47 million Bushfires and Natural Hazards CRC, that began on 1 July 2013.
The research programs of the Bushfire CRC contained a wide range of projects. The programs involved members of fire and land management organisations, universities, Australian Federal Government agencies, and New Zealand forest research agencies.
The research outputs of the Bushfire CRC do not necessarily represent the views, policies, practices or positions of any of the individual agencies or organisations that are members of the Bushfire CRC.