The Queen's message of condolence to all Australians

Published 4 January 2020

Her Majesty The Queen has sent the following message of condolence to the Governor General of Australia, Governor of New South Wales, Governor of Queensland, and Governor of Victoria and to all Australians.

"I have been deeply saddened to hear of the continued bushfires and their devastating impact across many parts of Australia.   

My thanks go out to the emergency services, and those who put their own lives in danger to help communities in need. 

Prince Philip and I send our thoughts and prayers to all Australians at this difficult time.

Elizabeth R"