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 13 September 2023)
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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