Pop superstar Katy Perry has empowered Victoria's fire-ravaged northeast communities to keep on fighting.
The American singer on Wednesday held a free concert in Bright to lift the spirits of those impacted in Victoria's devastating summer bushfires.
Thousands of emergency services workers, families and locals packed the tourist town for the special performance by Perry, who was unmissable in a fluorescent yellow dress, blue sneakers and a high ponytail.
The pregnant singer belted out more than a dozen tracks from Hot N Cold to California Gurls, before rounding off the night with Firework.
There was even time for a birthday serenade for two emergency workers on stage.
"Celebration is always a good choice, to come together to remember that we are stronger," she told reporters.
"That we will build back up and move on, that we can come together as a better community ... all those messages are being told today with everyone coming together today."
Australian Associated Press