Can Australian animals survive Australian bushfires?

It depends on what, exactly, is meant by the question. No animal that is caught in a bushfire can survive it. However, there are some Australian animals that can burrow sufficiently deep enough to stay safe. The short-beaked echidna, for example, can burrow up to a metre deep and survive in areas of low oxygen until a bushfire has passed. bilbies and burrowing bettongs have been known to survive bushfires as well. Platypuses dig burrows deep in riverbanks where they will shelter during bushfires: they do not stay in the water.