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 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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  • Olinda
    • Hills Community Childcare

      Early Childhood Service
      45 Charlemont Lane, Olinda, Central region
    • Olinda Primary School

      45 Charlemont Lane, Olinda, Central region
  • Omeo
    • High Country Early Learning Centre

      Early Childhood Service
      167 Day Avenue, Omeo, East Gippsland region
    • Omeo Primary School

      167 Day Avenue, Omeo, East Gippsland region
  • Osbornes Flat
    • Osbornes Flat Primary School

      354 Osbornes Flat Road, Osbornes Flat, North East region
  • Ouyen
    • Mallee Minors Child Care Centre - Ouyen

      Early Childhood Service
      66 Hughes Street, Ouyen, Mallee region
    • Mallee Minors Vacation Care Program

      Early Childhood Service
      1 - 38 Fuller Street, Ouyen, Mallee region
    • Ouyen P-12 College

      1-35 Fuller Street, Ouyen, Mallee region
    • Ouyen Preschool

      Early Childhood Service
      78 Oke Street, Ouyen, Mallee region