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List of high bushfire risk schools, preschools and kindergartens

During the fire danger season (and other times as required) the Department for Education's emergency information hotline provides information about planned school closures as a result of bushfire activity.

Parents can phone 1800 000 279.

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

The following list includes schools and preschools that will close if their district has a catastrophic fire danger warning. On a catastrophic fire danger day, no people are permitted on these school or preschool grounds.

To confirm the current fire danger rating in each district visit the CFS website.

For quick navigation, press ctrl+f (or the Apple Key ‘⌘’ + f if you are using a Mac) then type in the name of your school, or select your fire ban district:

Adelaide Metropolitan

  • Gulfview Heights Primary School

Eastern Eyre

  • Cleve Area School
  • Cleve District Children’s Centre and Rural Care


  • Melrose Primary School
  • Melrose Rural Care 
  • Orroroo Area School and Kindergarten
  • Orroroo Kindergarten

Kangaroo Island

  • Kangaroo Island Community Education:
    • Kingscote Campus
    • Parndana Campus
    • Penneshaw Campus
  • Kangaroo Island Children’s Services
  • Penneshaw Kindergarten

Lower Eyre

  • Kirton Point Primary School
  • Kirton Point Children’s Centre
  • Lake Wangary School
  • Lincoln Gardens Primary School
  • Poonindie Community Learning Centre
  • Poonindie Early Childhood Centre
  • Port Lincoln Children's Centre
  • Port Lincoln Special School (on Lincoln Gardens PS site)
  • Ungarra Primary School and Playcentre

Lower South East

  • Balharry Memorial Kindergarten
  • Beachport Primary School and Child Parent Centre (CPC)
  • Frances Primary School
  • Glenburnie Primary School
  • Glencoe Central Primary School
  • Glencoe and District Kindergarten
  • Kalangadoo Primary School 
  • Kalangadoo Kindergarten
  • Kangaroo Inn Area School
  • Kongorong Primary School and Child Parent Centre (CPC)
  • Lucindale Area School
  • Michelle DeGaris Memorial Kindergarten
  • Mount Burr Primary School
  • Nangwarry Primary School
  • Naracoorte North Kindergarten
  • Naracoorte Primary School
  • Naracoorte South Primary School
  • Naracoorte High School
  • Rendelsham Primary School and Preschool

Mid North

  • Booborowie Primary School
  • Burra Community School
  • Burra Early Learning Centre
  • Brinkworth Primary School and Early Childhood Centre
  • Clare Primary School
  • Clare High School
  • Clare Valley Children’s Centre
  • Eudunda Community Preschool
  • Eudunda Area School
  • Gladstone Primary School
  • Gladstone Kindergarten
  • Gladstone High School
  • Koolunga Primary School
  • Manoora Primary School
  • Napperby Primary School and Child Parent Centre (CPC)
  • Saddleworth Primary School
  • Snowtown Primary School
  • Spalding Primary School and Playcentre
  • Tarlee Primary School

Mount Lofty Ranges

  • Aldgate Kindergarten
  • Aldgate Primary School
  • Arbury Park Outdoor School
  • Basket Range Primary School
  • Belair Jean Bonython Kindergarten
  • Belair Primary School
  • Birdwood High School
  • Birdwood Primary School
  • Blackwood Kindergarten
  • Bridgewater Kindergarten
  • Bridgewater Primary School
  • Callington Primary School
  • Callington Kindergarten
  • Cambrai Area School
  • Clarendon Kindergarten
  • Clarendon Primary School
  • Coromandel Valley Kindergarten
  • Coromandel Valley Primary School
  • Crafers Primary School
  • Craigburn Primary School
  • Eastern Fleurieu R to 12 School – Ashbourne Campus
  • Echunga Primary School and Child Parent Centre (CPC)
  • Eden Hills Kindergarten
  • Eden Hills Primary School
  • Evanston Gardens Primary School
  • Flagstaff Hill Kindergarten
  • Flagstaff Hill R to 7 School
  • Flagstaff Oval Kindergarten
  • Gumeracha Primary School
  • Hahndorf Primary School and Child Parent Centre (CPC)
  • Hawthorndene Kindergarten
  • Hawthorndene Primary School
  • Heathfield High School
  • Heathfield Primary School
  • Houghton Preschool
  • Kangarilla Primary School
  • Kathleen Mellor Kindergarten
  • Kersbrook Primary School
  • Keyneton Primary School
  • Lenswood Primary School
  • Lobethal Primary School
  • Lobethal Community Kindergarten
  • Macclesfield Primary School
  • Mount Barker Kindergarten Inc
  • Mount Barker Primary School
  • Mount Compass Area School
  • Mount Compass Preschool Centre
  • Mount Pleasant Primary School
  • Mount Pleasant and District Kindergarten
  • Mylor Primary School
  • Nairne Primary School and Child Parent Centre (CPC)
  • Netherby Kindergarten
  • Norton Summit Primary School
  • Oakbank Area School
  • Oakbank Kindergarten
  • One Tree Hill Primary School
  • Paracombe Primary School
  • Rapid Bay Primary School
  • Sandy Creek Primary School
  • Scott Creek Primary School
  • Springton Primary School
  • Stirling District Kindergarten
  • Stirling East Kindergarten
  • Stirling East Primary School and Mt Lofty Area OSHC
  • Tea Tree Gully Primary School
  • Torrens Valley Children's Centre
  • Sandy Creek Primary School
  • Springton Primary School
  • Torrens Valley Children’s Centre
  • Scott Creek Primary School
  • Stirling District Kindergarten
  • Stirling East Kindergarten
  • Stirling East Primary School and Mt Lofty Area OSHC
  • Tea Tree Gully Primary School
  • Upper Sturt Primary School
  • Uraidla & Hills Community Kindergarten
  • Uraidla Primary School
  • Williamstown Primary School and Child Parent Centre (CPC)
  • Woodside Preschool Playcentre
  • Woodside Primary School
  • Yankalilla Area School
  • Yankalilla Community Children's Centre


  • Blanchetown Primary School and Playcentre
  • Callington Primary School
  • Callington Kindergarten
  • Cambrai Primary School and Child Parent Centre (CPC)
  • Cambrai Preschool
  • Coomandook Area School
  • Jervois Primary School
  • Karoonda Area School and Child Parent Centre (CPC)
  • Keyneton Primary School
  • Lameroo Regional Community School

North West Pastoral

  • Ernabella Anangu School and CPC
  • Kenmore Park Anangu School
  • Murputja Anangu School and CPC
  • Oak Valley Aboriginal School and CPC


  • Blanchetown Primary School
  • Cadell Primary School
  • Glossop Primary School
  • Glossop High School (Middle Campus)
  • Morgan Primary School and Kindergarten

Upper South East

  • Coonalpyn Primary School

West Coast

  • Elliston Area School
  • Elliston RSL Memorial Children's Centre
  • Karcultaby Area School and Child Parent Centre (CPC)
  • Lock Area School
  • Miltaburra Area School and Children's Centre

Yorke Peninsula

  • Bute Early Learning and Primary School
  • Moonta Area School
  • Moonta Kindergarten
  • Central Yorke School – Point Pearce and Child Parent Centre (CPC)
  • Port Broughton Area School
  • Port Broughton Kindergarten
  • Wallaroo Mines Primary School Yorketown Community Children's Centre
  • Yorketown Area School
  • Yorketown Community Children’s Centre and Rural Care

Wimmera (Victoria)

  • Frances Primary School
  • Glenburnie Primary School

Bushfire risk ratings

A bushfire ‘risk rating’ is applied to all schools and preschools in designated bushfire-prone areas. The 4 bushfire ‘risk rating’ categories are:

  • R1 – extreme to very high risk
  • R2 – high risk
  • R3 – medium to low risk
  • NR – negligible risk.

Schools and preschools are listed on this page because they have been identified as R1 or R2  risk rated sites.

Some R3 or NR schools or preschools in close proximity to an R1 or R2 school or preschool will also be directed to close. These sites are determined to have a high bushfire risk on catastrophic fire danger days due to their proximity to a higher risk school. 


For information about your school's fire evacuation plans and audit rating contact them directly. See find a school or preschool to get the contact details.

Emergency information hotline: 1800 000 279.

Information about current fires or fire danger ratings can be found via:

Country Fire Service

CFS emergency hotline: 1800 362 361
Website: http://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/site/home.jsp​
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/countryfireservice
Twitter: @cfsalerts 

For information about departmental processes contact:

Security and Emergency Management Unit

Phone: 1800 000 279
Email: education.SecurityandEmergency [at] sa.gov.au