Bushfire and emergency information

State schools and preschools in high risk bushfire areas have emergency and bushfire response plans to keep everybody as safe as possible in the event of emergencies.

Families and the public

For more information about state school and preschool preparations and procedures and bushfire risk ratings visit the Department for Education page on bushfires and emergency closures.

School and preschool staff

Site leaders and staff members can login to the Department for Education intranet to access bushfire and emergency management support material and information for your site.


Department for Education Emergency Information Hotline - phone 1800 000 279.

For information about your school's fire evacuation plans and audit rating contact them directly.

For information about education department processes contact the Security and Emergency Management unit:

Current fires or fire danger ratings

Country Fire Service

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