Australian bushfires: Scott Morrison visits East Gippsland with bag of biscuits for survivors

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison appears to have received a warm welcome when visiting bushfire ravaged East Gippsland in Victoria.

Morrison visited the Bairnsdale, East Gippsland community of Lucknow on Friday to show his support, donating a Woolworths bag with biscuits and energy drinks to a relief centre run by volunteers. 

Smiling organiser Wendy McPhan was photographed welcoming Morrison at the relief centre before she showed him the around, according to 7News. 

The friendliness was a contrast to the less than warm welcome he received on Thursday afternoon by New South Wales residents.

When Morrison visited the fire-struck town of Cobargo, locals were filmed yelling obscenities at him as he walked around the dusty village. 

"You're not welcome you f***wit," one person was heard saying. 

An uncomfortable video also emerged of the prime minister forcing a handshake on a NSW firefighter who was clearly unwilling to shake Morrison's hand. 

In East Gippsland, the locals appear to have been kinder to Morrison.

Morrison was spotted speaking to Lynn Wallwork, a resident in East Gippsland who lost her Sarsfield home to bushfires.

He was heard telling her "it's a tough road ahead".

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