Emergency closures and relocations

This page lists early childhood services, schools and TAFEs that have closed for emergencies.

See Bushfires 2020 for emergency procedures and support services related to the bushfires.

School and early childhood service, TAFE closures and relocations

South-Eastern Victoria Region

Early childhood services

The Department has been advised of the following early childhood service closures for Friday 24 January 2020:

  • Buchan Early Childhood Development Centre
  • Cann Valley Community Kindergarten
  • Gippsland Grammar OSHC - Wyyung
  • High Country Early Learning Centre, Omeo
  • Orbost Early Education Centre - Orbost
  • Rosedale Neighbourhood Kindergarten
  • Swifts Creek Kindergarten / Early Childhood Development Centre - Swifts Creek

Schools

The Department has not been advised of any school closures.

TAFE

The Department has not been advised of any TAFE closures.

North-Eastern Victoria Region

Early childhood services

The Department has been advised of the following early childhood service closures for Friday 24 January 2020:

  • Chabad Youth Holiday Program
  • Glenrowan Primary School OSHC
  • Greta Valley Primary School OSHC
  • Hotham Day Care
  • Mitta Valley OSHC
  • Moyhu Primary School OSHC
  • Porepunkah Primary School OSHC
  • Walwa Early Years Learning Centre

Schools

The Department has not been advised of any school closures.

TAFE

The Department has not been advised of any TAFE closures.

North-Western Victoria Region

Early childhood services

The Department has not been advised of any early childhood closures.

Schools

The Department has not been advised of any school closures.

TAFE

The Department has not been advised of any TAFE closures.

South-Western Victoria Region

Early childhood services

The Department has not been advised of any early childhood closures.

Schools

The Department has not been advised of any school closures.

TAFE

The Department has not been advised of any TAFE closures.

Bus service cancellations or alterations

The Department expects that as students get back to school, most school bus services in bushfire affected communities will run as normal.

 

The Department is currently working with the Department of Transport, Incident Controllers and other agencies to assess the impact of road closures and restrictions on school bus routes in the bushfire, flash-flood and landslip impacted areas.  As a result there are some potential impacts to a small number of school bus routes in East Gippsland.

 

As of Monday 27 January 2020, there are 4 bus routes that have not yet been approved to operate. This number will reduce as more roads are inspected and confirmed as safe for bus travel.

 

Please keep checking this website regularly for information.

 

The 4 bus routes that have not yet been approved to operate are:

MALLACOOTA:  Genoa – Mallacoota

CANN RIVER:  Noorinbee North – Cann River

BAIRNSDALE:  Buchan – Bairnsdale

BUCHAN:  Butchers Ridge – Buchan


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Local roads

Some of these roads may not be open to buses, but may be accessible for smaller vehicles. Parents who want the most up to date information on road closures and accessibility should go to https://traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/

Community members should also follow the advice of local Incident Controllers, the Department of Transport and other agencies.

Restrictions on local roads

Community members should always follow the advice of local Incident Controllers, the Department of Transport and other agencies.

If your children attend a school that is located on a bushfire affected road with Level C authorised access, you will need to:

  • Obtain a permit from your local Incident Control Centre prior to travel. 
  • Ensure your permit is always carried with you when entering/exiting a Level C restricted road
  • When entering a restricted area: slow down, obey directions from emergency services personnel, travel during daylight hours and never drive around traffic management points – these roads are not safe

If the road closures prevent my child getting to school

Schools will work directly with families whose children are unable to travel to their school, to discuss options for students to access education.

This may include options such as parents being able to drive their children to school, if local roads allow that or for educational resources to be provided directly to the student at home.

Parents who want the most up to date information on road closures and accessibility should go to https://traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/

Community members should also follow the advice of local Incident Controllers, the Department of Transport and other agencies.

More information about PTV bus services and regional roads

For information about Public Transport Victoria bus services, visit Public Transport Victoria or phone 1800 800 007.

For information about regional roads, visit www.regionalroads.vic.gov.au