Bushfire preparedness

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

All schools and school boarding premises 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 the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria are responsible for government and Catholic schools respectively.

Schools and school boarding premises 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 DE. To find out if your school or campus is to be placed on the register, email:

For more information, see:

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