With smoke consuming the capital and bushfires burning through the neighbouring regions, the community has been banding together to help out where they can.
And that helping hand is not just limited to the people in the community but the animals which call Australia home as well.
Aside from donations made to charities such as Wires that helps wildlife within bushfire affected areas, Canberrans have joined forces through Facebook groups such as Animal Rescue Collective's MacGyver Makers Guild - which builds things such as possum shelters - and Craft Guild - which sews items such as joey pouches for orphaned wildlife.
But animals closer to home are getting some love as well. With the encouragement from Facebook groups such as Water Our Wildlife, people are making water stations to place in their yards or public spaces.
ACT Wildlife president Marg Peachey says even just checking on who and who is not using existing bird baths can also go a long way.
"I know I have a birdbath and the bees have taken it over and the birds don't go near it, so you might need more than one watering station in your backyard," she says.
For those who are putting out large shallow dishes of water, Ms Peachey suggests putting rocks or large sticks in the water so smaller animals aren't at risk of falling in. Additionally, those who have netting over their fruit trees, Ms Peachey suggests taking it off.
"We're in the grips of summer drought, and last year we did 121 bats caught in fruit tree netting [looking for food]," she says.
"If you think it's appropriate it might be nice for people to take off the nets this year and share. The bats are all starving and in fact, they're dropping out of the trees in Commonwealth Park.
"If you've got a possum visitor put out an apple each night or something similar, and maybe put out some birdseed if you want to."
The smoke that has been blanketing Canberra has also raised some concern for local wildlife. The heavy smoke which rolled in at the beginning of last week, in particular, saw an increase of animals being brought to ACT Wildlife.
But Ms Peachey says it's a matter of getting the animals in clean air to give them a chance to recover.
"If you come across that is really compromised and that is standing there dazed and having trouble breathing, the best thing to do rather than running off to a vet is to pop in a box securely and inside the house for a while until it looks like it's recovered and put a bit of water in with it," she says.
"See how the animal is instead of heading to the vet, because all they do is come to us and all we do is release them once they've recovered."
There are exceptions, however. People are told not to handle flying foxes and to be cautious around animals such as possums.
"They will bite and scratch ... but put a blanket or a towel over it and pop it in a box," Ms Peachey says.
"If they're that compromised they won't be that hard to get. They might initially bite in defence but generally, it's nothing serious."