Schools, kindergartens and child care facilities assessed to be at the highest risk of fire are placed on the department's Bushfire At-Risk Register (BARR). Inclusion on this register is a trigger for the school, kindergarten or child care facility to pre-emptively close on days forecast Catastrophic in their Bureau of Meteorology district, as well as other pre-emptive and preparedness actions in line with their fire risk category.
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
For information regarding closures of schools, kindergartens, child care facilities or bus services, refer to
You can also access the
Victorian Registrations and Qualifications Authority's (VRQA) Guidelines on bushfire preparedness.
For general information regarding emergencies or forecast Catastrophic days, read
Read the full bushfire and grassfire preparedness policy
Available in the Policy and Advisory Library
Bushfire At-Risk Register (Updated 1 August 2022)
Explore entities listed on the BARR below or
download a copy of the register (xls - 84kb).
Searching the register
The complete register is listed by suburb below. You can filter by Bureau of Meteorology region or type of education setting below to refine your search.
Bureau of Meteorology region
East Gippsland |
North Central |
North East |
Northern Country |
South West |
West and South Gippsland |
School camp |
Early childhood service