As the country continues to burn and the devastation of communities reaches horrifying levels, the one staple on show is the heartwarming response to the destructive bushfires.
All across the country people are putting up their hands to do their bit and help in any way they can as the full extent of the fires continues to unfold.
From volunteer firefighters to Nannas sewing jumpsuits for injured wildlife, individuals and organisations are banding together in an extraordinary show of mateship for their fellow Aussies.
And as always, the south-west is doing what it does best - getting stuff done and supporting those who need it most right now.
Just as it did when the 1983 Ash Wednesday fires destroyed communities and again when homes and lives were torn apart during the St Patrick's Day fires in 2018, the community has come together to raise funds for those left homeless and for the brave men and woman working day and night to quell the blazes.
From city retailers setting up donation tins at cash registers to young children selling biscuits, the message is clear: we will help however we can.
From great tragedy comes great triumph and during these dark times community spirit across Australia continues to shine.
South-west residents have felt compelled to act, knowing full well the devastation fires cause, with the memories of the St Patrick's Day blaze two years ago still clearly etched into the minds of the community.
From sausage sizzles to comedy bushfire relief shows, tattoo flash sales and kindergarten fundraisers, residents are banding together to come up with unique ideas to help at a time when many are feeling helpless.
Today a convoy of trucks will depart from Mortlake, taking more than 400 bales of fodder to fire-affected farms.
And when the fires finally stop, the TV crews head home and some resemblance of normality returns for communities still under ambush by the massive blazes, we must continue to support them.