Bushfire emergency information

Our school is located in a high-risk bushfire area.

If a catastrophic fire rating has been notified prior to the school day, our school and preschool will not open and buses will not run.

If a fire rating has been upgraded to catastrophic during a school day, school and buses will operate  as normal unless exceptional circumstances apply.

A bus route may be held at school until it is safe to resume the travel or families can collect students. Students will be supervised at school until then. Staff will contact families. Bus drivers will make decisions to ensure the safety of the children if an emergency emerges en-route.

It’s important that we’re all prepared for a bushfire emergency. Read the bushfire resources provided below and speak with your children about what will happen if a bushfire occurs at school.

You can also read more at bushfire season preparation advice for families.

Emergency hotline

Families can phone the department’s emergency information hotline for school and preschool closures and more information.

Phone: 1800 000 279

A messaging facility is available that’s monitored out of hours.

Resources for families