Bushfire and heatwave resources, including self-help resources customised for different learning communities.
- Last updated: March 2023.
We update this page each year with free bushfire, smoke and heatwaves resources for safety and wellbeing of our learning communities.
What DoE sites are currently closed?
Current Fires and Fire Forecasts
TasALERT provides information on all current incidents in Tasmania.
- Current Bushfire (TFS)
- Radio Channels (ABC)
- Fire Danger Rating Forecasts (TFS)
- What do Fire Danger Ratings mean (TFS)
Current Road Closures
Smoke & Air Quality
- Planned Burns – Location (TFS)
- Air quality (Tasmanian Department of Health)
- Current Public Health Alerts (Dept. of Health)
Our bushfire & heatwave actions
Did you know?
- Bushfire is rated as Tasmania’s No. 1 natural hazard (PDF, 1.4MB), with large fires in 2013, 2016, and 2019.
- Our role is to support bushfire and heatwave safety by sharing information and taking advice from lead agencies.
- We share advice from the lead agencies to keep our people safe from bushfires or heatwaves
- We do this before, during and after bushfires and heatwaves
- We will make changes if we need to so people who come to our sites can be safe from bushfires or heatwaves.
DoE Community InfoSheet – Our Bushfire & Heatwave Arrangements
Download the Print version of the InfoSheet (PDF, 417KB)
Staff information is available from our intranet (staff access only)
For Students, Families and Library Clients
Getting Ready for Bushfires or Heatwaves
- Bushfire Ready Neighbourhoods (TFS)
- Family emergency planning and tools (Red Cross)
- Bushfire Survival Plan templates and guides (TFS)
- Home Emergency Kit (SES)
During Bushfires & Heatwaves
Select the ‘Current Fires and Fire Forecasts’ section
After Bushfires – Looking after children & yourselves
- Support Services for all ages (Beyond Blue)
- Bushfires & Mental Health (Beyond Blue)
- Trauma Toolkit for Parents & Caregivers (Emerging Minds) – Resources to support children after emergencies
- Children’s mental health checklist (Beyond Blue)
- General information sheets (TasALERT) including:
- health and wellbeing (trauma impacts)
- returning home after bushfires
- animal welfare
- legal matters
- emergency family help
For Early Childhood Families and Service Managers
Families and care givers
Use the resources in the section ‘For students, families and library clients’
Educators and Service Managers
See supporting information on the Education & Care Unit website