School safety

Get up-to-date information on schools that have temporarily ceased operations due to adverse weather conditions, bushfire activity, emergencies or other incidents.

Non-operational school updates

Rappville Public School will temporarily cease operations on 14 October 2019 due to fires in the area.

Emergency response

Following the incident on 17 September at Southern Cross University – Lismore Campus, we would like to share Headspace’s mental health support resource (PDF 100.52KB) for students, teachers and school staff.

Weather warnings

This section is updated by the department upon advice from the State Emergency Operations Centre. Refer to the Bureau of Meteorology website for up-to-date weather warnings.

Bushfire risks

The department has conducted assessments of all NSW Government schools in bushfire-prone areas to determine the level of risk for bushfire.

Department facilities located in bushfire-prone areas plan and prepare for the bushfire season. Our facilities monitor local conditions during the bushfire season – particularly when there is bushfire activity in the local area.

Facilities in bushfire-prone areas at an increased risk

Department facilities that have been assessed at an increased risk are identified on a bushfire register. These facilities will have alternative arrangements in place if a catastrophic fire danger rating is issued for their location. Your school, college or campus will provide information on alternative arrangements in the event of bushfire.

Please search for your school or site on the department's bush fire register below:


Search for a NSW public school or site by NSW fire area

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Smartphone apps

Get updates directly to your mobile device using these apps.

Fires Near Me NSW

For information on bushfire incidents, check the NSW Rural Fire Service mobile apps.

Emergency+ smartphone app

For guidance about when to call Triple Zero and information about who to call in various non-emergency situations, check the Emergency+ smartphone app.

More bushfire information

For more bushfire updates, call the bushfire information line on 1800 679 737 or check the NSW Rural Fire Service:

You can also get information from your school, local radio, TV and newspapers or by contacting your local fire station.

More weather updates

For weather updates, check the Bureau of Meteorology:

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