Department program

Bushfire At-Risk Register (BARR)

Schools, kindergartens and childcare facilities assessed to be most at risk of bushfire are placed on the department's Bushfire At-Risk Register (BARR).

Inclusion on this register is a trigger for action, including:

- pre-emptive relocation, learning from home or closure action plans for schools and co-located services at  the highest risk due to a forecast elevated Fire Danger Ratings in their local government area.

- pre-emptive closure for schools and early childhood services on all days forecasted by the Bureau of Meteorology to be Catastrophic fire danger rating (FDR) in their fire weather district.

Schools, kindergartens and child care facilities with a lower fire risk (those assessed to be in fire risk Category 4) are listed on the department’s Category 4 list.

If you have queries relating to the register, please email

You can also access the Victorian Registrations and Qualifications Authority's (VRQA) Guidelines on bushfire preparedness.

Read the full bushfire and grassfire preparedness policy
Available in the Policy and Advisory Library

Bushfire At-Risk Register (Updated 1 August 2022)

Find schools and services by local government area and fire weather district by downloading a copy of the  BARR register (xls - 65kb).

Searching the register

The complete register is listed by suburb below. You can filter by the first letter  of the suburb or type of education setting below to refine your search.


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  • Falls Creek
    • Falls Creek Child Care

      Early Childhood Service
      17 Bogong High Plains Road, Falls Creek, North East region
    • Falls Creek Primary School

      15 Slalom Street, Falls Creek, North East region
  • Ferny Creek
    • After The Bell Aus- Ferny Creek PS

      Early Childhood Service
      School Road, Ferny Creek, Central region
    • Ferny Creek Primary School

      School Road, Ferny Creek, Central region
  • Flowerdale
    • Flowerdale Kindergarten

      Early Childhood Service
      6525 Whittlesea-Yea Rd, Flowerdale, North Central region
    • Flowerdale Primary School

      3377 Whittlesea Yea Road, Flowerdale, North Central region
  • Forrest
    • Forrest Learning Centre

      Early Childhood Service
      12 Grant Street, Forrest, South West region
    • Forrest Primary School

      10 Grant Street, Forrest, South West region
  • Frankston
    • Paratea Preschool

      Early Childhood Service
      Paratea Avenue, Frankston, Central region
  • French Island
    • Perseverance Primary School

      Centreway, Tankerton, French Island, Central region
  • Freshwater Creek
    • Freshwater Creek Steiner Kindergarten

      Early Childhood Service
      Freshwater Creek Steiner School, 52 McIntyre Rd, Freshwater Creek, Central region
    • Freshwater Creek Steiner School

      52 McIntyres Road, Freshwater Creek, Central region