Families of the foreign victims of the deadly Esperance bushfires are expected to arrive in the West Australian coastal town soon, as the fire-ravaged community makes preparations to comfort them.
Esperance Shire President Victoria Brown has spoken with a relative of one of the victims, and says there is "no doubt" the families will visit the town.
"Our community is waiting to wrap them up in our arms and show them the place where their children last were," Ms Brown told AAP.
The families of Briton Tom Butcher, 31, Norwegian Anna Winther, 29 and German Julia Kohrs-Lichte, 19, as well as 45-year-old farmer Kym `Freddy' Curnow, will be presented with condolence books, in which Esperance locals have recorded memories and tributes to the victims.
"It has just given members of the public and friends of Freddy, Tom, Anna and Julia the opportunity to write their memories and send messages of condolence to all the families," Ms Brown said.
She said it would give the families a physical piece of Esperance to take home.