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Guides, reviews, tips and support for Australians affected by bushfires and drought.
Air and water quality
What's the best face mask for bushfire smoke?
The healthiest approach is to stay indoors, but be sure you have the right face mask if you have to go outdoors.
How to protect your air quality from smoke
With bushfire smoke enveloping many across Australia, we look at what you can do to improve indoor air conditions.
How to choose a great air purifier
Our expert explains what to focus on so you can pick the best option for cleaning the air in your home.
Do you need a water filter in Australia?
Is your tap water good enough to drink, or should you buy a water filter to get a better quality drop?
Does an air conditioner work as an air purifier?
We look at whether you need a dedicated air purifier, or if the filter in an air conditioner will do the job.
Should you buy the Aldi air purifier?
Aldi are selling a cheap air purifier as a Special Buy this Saturday, but how does it compare to other models and should you buy it?
Good to know
How to get help if you've been affected by bushfires
If you or someone you know has been affected by bushfires, we hope you will find these links useful.
How to give to charity so your donation really counts
Our expert guide to giving generously.
The smartphones with the longest battery life
Stay connected all day with these phones. Plus, we reveal the quickest-charging phones from a range of brands.
Home insurance cover for bushfires
How to work out correct cover levels and manage the important details.
How to prepare for a bushfire home insurance claim
With El Niño formally declared, the risk of bushfires is high. Here's what to do to prepare for a claim.
How to buy the right contents insurance for renters
Just because you don't own a house doesn't mean you can't protect your valuables.
If you have to move due to flood or fire
Budgets are tight, but dropping insurance may not be the best solution.
How to find the right home and contents insurance policy
Protect your assets against major disasters and minor mishaps with this comprehensive guide.
Travel plans disrupted by bushfire?
Can you get a refund for flights and accommodation if your holiday plans are disrupted by natural disasters such as bushfires? Will travel insurance cover you?
Compensation when your flight is delayed or cancelled
Australia lags behind the rest of the world when it comes to compensating passengers.
Domestic travel insurance
Why you might need it, what it will cover, and how to get the best deal.
Life in a drought
Top 5 ways to save water
Simple ways to be more water-wise at home.
More tips for saving water at home
Steps you can take to conserve water both inside and outside your home.
How to find a good low-flow showerhead
A well-designed low-flow showerhead can rival the water guzzlers – and help you save money in the process.
Water-wasting washing machines to avoid
These thirsty models from Kmart Anko, Fisher & Paykel and Simpson scored lowest for water efficiency.
The best type of washing machine for saving water
Do top loaders or front loaders use less water?
How much can you save by choosing a water-efficient washing machine?
Spending a little more upfront can actually save you water and money over time.
A guide to using washing machine greywater
Recycle the run-off after washing your clothes.
A guide to greywater systems
Find out how to recycle your waste water around the house, for the benefit of the environment and your hip pocket.
Buying the best pump for a rainwater tank
A guide to flow rates, pressure, outlets and installation.
How to buy the best rainwater tank
What to consider when saving water for your home or property.