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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  • Jackass Flat
    • Creative Garden Early Learning Centre Bendigo

      Early Childhood Service
      174 Jobs Gully Rd, Jackass Flat, Northern Country region
  • Jamieson
    • Jamieson Primary School

      1 The Sideling, Jamieson, North East region
  • Jan Juc
    • Butterfield House Child Care and Kindergarten

      Early Childhood Service
      240 Great Ocean Rd, Jan Juc, Central region
    • The Jan Juc Preschool

      Early Childhood Service
      91a Sunset Strip, Jan Juc, Central region
  • Jindivick
    • Jindivick Primary School

      1080 Jacksons Track, Jindivick, Central region