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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  • Apsley
    • Apsley Primary School

      46 Laidlaw Street, Apsley, Wimmera region
  • Concongella
    • Concongella Primary School

      61 Concongella School Road, Concongella, Wimmera region
  • Dimboola
    • Dimboola Memorial Secondary College

      66 Ellerman Street, Dimboola, Wimmera region
    • St Peter's Lutheran School

      6-26 Horsham Road, Dimboola, Wimmera region
  • Great Western
    • Great Western Primary School

      Stephenson Street, Great Western, Wimmera region
  • Halls Gap
    • Halls Gap Primary School

      10-14 School Road, Halls Gap, Wimmera region
  • Laharum
    • Laharum Primary School

      1574 Northern Grampians Road, Laharum, Wimmera region
  • Marnoo
    • Marnoo Primary School

      80 Newall Street, Marnoo, Wimmera region
  • Mckenzie Creek
    • Horsham College (Mc Kenzie Creek Campus)

      4030 Henty Highway, Mckenzie Creek, Wimmera region
  • Navarre
    • Navarre Primary School

      High Street, Navarre, Wimmera region
  • St Arnaud
    • St Arnaud Early Learning Centre

      Early Childhood Service
      5 Walker Street, St Arnaud, Wimmera region
    • St Arnaud Secondary College

      Smith Street, St Arnaud, Wimmera region
    • St Patrick's School

      Wattle Street, St Arnaud, Wimmera region
  • Warracknabeal
    • Warracknabeal 3 year old program

      Early Childhood Service
      11 Werrigar Street, Warracknabeal, Wimmera region
    • Warracknabeal Memorial Kindergarten

      Early Childhood Service
      11 Werrigar Street, Warracknabeal, Wimmera region