Canberra, Jan. 15 -- Australia government has announced an additional 58 million Australian dollars (39.9 million US dollars) in support funding for bushfire-affected communities.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston announced on Wednesday that the funding would make more food vouchers, support services and financial assistance available to Australians affected by the ongoing crisis.

Families in bushfire-hit towns who are eligible for the Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (DRP) will also receive an extra 400 AUD for each child.

"I know many Australians are doing it really tough, they've seen their homes and livelihoods destroyed or damaged by these devastating fire...