Schools, kindergartens and child care facilities assessed to be at some risk of fire are placed on the department's Category 4 list. Inclusion on this list is a trigger for the school, kindergarten or child care facility to pre-emptively close on days forecast Catastrophic in their fire weather district.
Schools, kindergartens and child care facilities at greater fire risk (those assessed to be in fire risk categories 0, 1, 2 and 3) are listed on the department’s Bushfire At-Risk Register, found
If you have queries relating to the register, please email
Read the full bushfire and grassfire preparedness policy Available in the Policy and Advisory Library
Schools and early childhood services at risk of grassfire – Category 4 (Updated 4 August 2022)
Find schools and services by local government area and fire weather district by downloading a copy of the Category 4 list (xlsx - 63kb)
Searching the register
The complete Category 4 list 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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