Bushfire & Heatwave

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.

Our bushfire & heatwave actions

Did you know?

  1. Bushfire is rated as Tasmania’s No. 1 natural hazard (PDF, 1.4MB), with large fires in 2013, 2016, and 2019.
  2. Our role is to support bushfire and heatwave safety by sharing information and taking advice from lead agencies.

Our Approach

  • 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

During Bushfires & Heatwaves

Select the ‘Current Fires and Fire Forecasts’ section

After Bushfires – Looking after children & yourselves

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