The PM has faced mounting criticism over his government’s response to the bushfires and its climate policy.
Since September, bushfires have killed at least 28 people and destroyed thousands of homes.
On Sunday, Mr Morrison conceded there were “things I could have handled on the ground much better”.
In recent weeks, Mr Morrison has been heckled by locals when visiting fire-hit communities in the states of New South Wales and Victoria, where the worst blazes are concentrated.
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“These are sensitive environments, they are very emotional environments,” Mr Morrison said in a TV interview with ABC.
“Prime ministers are flesh and blood too in how they engage with these people.”
Acknowledging the pressure fire services were facing, Mr Morrison said there was a “new appetite” for the government to take a more direct role in responding to the disaster.
The PM said he would seek a royal commission review – a type of public inquiry – into the country’s response to the bushfire crisis.