From the bushfire crisis ravaging New South Wales and Queensland to the final climb of Uluru, Getty Images has reveals its most powerful photos from the past year.
As well as hard news, the images highlight some of the biggest sporting moments in Australia in 2019, such as the AFL Grand Final match between the Richmond Tigers and the Greater Western Sydney Giants in Melbourne.
The pictures capture triumph and tragedy, including an aerial photo of the floods that devastated Townsville in February, killing five, keto diet guide (great post to read) and the Australian cricket team retaining the Ashes against England.
Scroll down to see all the photos.
Jack Riewoldt of the Tigers celebrates his team winning the 2019 AFL Grand Final match between the Richmond Tigers and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 28
A woman wearing an Australian themed hat poses for a portrait during 2019 Oaks Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 7
BMX rider Logan Martin rides at Elanora Skatepark in September, with photographer Chris Hyde capturing this image using the shadows
Aerial view of farmer Garry Mooring feeding his sheep in February in Louth, Australia.
Mr Mooring has seen the changing conditions the drought has caused and is angry and disappointed with the mismanagement of the Murray-Darling River basin
Labor Opposition Leader Bill Shorten meets students at St Joseph’s Catholic College on May 13 ahead of the federal election
Visitors line up their vehicles to take in the sunset view of Uluru on August 12. The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park board decided unanimously that the climb closed permanently in October
United States tennis star Serena Williams during her quarter final match against Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic during day 10 of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park
Andrew Adkins riding War Baron (R) and Glyn Schofield riding Persan (L) fall during race 1 the Kings Of Sydney Sport Mile during The Championships Day 2 at Royal Randwick Racecourse in April
The Australian cricket team celebrating after they claimed victory to retain the Ashes during day five of the 4th Specsavers Test between England and Australia in England
A flooded area in Townsville in February following floods that battered Northern Queensland during torrential rains
Israel Folau arrives ahead of his conciliation meeting with Rugby Australia at Fair Work Commission on June 28 in Sydney
Australian tennis star Ash barty kissing the trophy as she celebrates victory following the ladies singles final against Marketa Vondrousova of The Czech Republic during Day fourteen of the 2019 French Open in June
RFS Firefighters battle a spot fire on November 13 in Hillville as catastrophic fire conditions ravaged through greater Sydney, Illawarra and Hunter regions
Australian surfer Sally Fitzgibbons wins the 2019 Oi Rio Pro for the third time in her career after winning the final at Barrinha, Saquarema in June
Roosters player Jared Waerea-Hargreaves celebrates winning the 2019 NRL Grand Final match between the Canberra Raiders and the Sydney Roosters in Sydney in October
Craig Williams celebrates after riding Vow And Declare to win race 7, the Lexus Melbourne Cup during 2019 Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 5
Australian cricket player Marnus Labuschagne is hit on his helmet after a bowl from Jofra Archer from the England team during day five of the Ashes
Chrissy and Bill Ashby pose for a portrait on the banks of the Darling River near their property Trevallyn Station in January after dealing with extreme heat and the drought resulting in the poor state of the river