Black Saturday cost Bendigo victims $52,300 in psychological damage

Tom O'Callaghan
By Tom O'Callaghan
November 23 2021 - 7:30am
A home is destroyed in as a bushfire burns in Bendigo in 2009. Residents watch on. Picture: PETER HYETT

THE BLACK Saturday bushfires that tore communities 2009 cost each victim an average $52,300 in psychological health and life satisfaction, new research suggests.

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Tom O'Callaghan

Tom O'Callaghan

Journalist

I grew up in Bendigo and I want to tell your stories.