Bushfire preparedness

​​We have prepared guidelines to help make sure registered schools are ready in the event of a bushfire:

All schools must comply with the guidelines as a condition of their registration. For example, your school needs to maintain and review an emergency management plan.

We are responsible for ensuring independent schools meet the requirements of the guidelines, while the Department of Education and Training (DET) and the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria are responsible for government and Catholic schools respectively.

Schools located in bushfire prone areas must meet additional requirements. This includes any school with campuses, school camps, or other facilities at high risk of fire danger.

A Bushfire At-Risk Register is maintained by DET. To find out if your school or campus is to be placed on the register, email:

For more information, see: