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Bushfire At-Risk Register (BARR)

Information on the BARR, including a list of the schools, kindergartens and child care facilities assessed to be most at risk of bushfire.

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 the Bushfire At-Risk Register (BARR) is a trigger for action, including:

  • pre-emptive relocation, learning from home or closure action plans for schools and co-located services at the highest risk due to a forecast elevated Fire Danger Ratings in their local government area.
  • pre-emptive closure for schools and early childhood services on all days forecasted by the Bureau of Meteorology to be Catastrophic fire danger rating (FDR) in their fire weather district.

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

You can also read our full bushfire and grassfire preparedness policy and the Victorian Registrations and Qualifications Authority's (VRQA) Guidelines on bushfire preparedness for more information.

Searching the register

The register was updated on 13 September 2023.

The complete register of schools and services is listed by suburb below.

You can search by facility name, local government area or fire weather district by downloading a copy of the BARR

BARR register 2023-24
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