Create your plan

Create your plan

Creating your plan for the first time?

Here is some information that will help you.

This bushfire emergency planning tool is an online template that has been developed as a clear and easy planning guide. It is intended to present a best-practice approach to bushfire emergency planning.

Complete the chapters of the template online as required and when the template is completed you can produce your school’s Bushfire Emergency Plan as a pdf.

The plan can then be shared with others.

The online template tool is also designed to be regularly reviewed and updated.

Public/Government schools are required to use their Department’s template which is available from their intranet home page (‘Organisational Safety’ Quick Link).

Internal enquiries to the Departmental WHS Consultants or log an enquiry using the DECYP HelpCentre portal (use the ‘Help Centre’ Quick Link).

Chapters of the online plan template include:

  • School Bushfire Emergency Plan Contact(s) & Details
    • School Details
    • School Contact(s)
  • Primary Emergency Action
  • Emergency Roles & Responsibilities
  • Emergency Contacts
  • Pre-emptive Emergency Procedures
  • Evacuate Procedures
    • Evacuation Procedures
    • Evacuation Assembly Points
    • Off-Site Shelter(s)
    • Transportation Arrangements
  • Shelter-in-Place
    • Sheltering Procedures
    • Shelter Locations
  • Attachments
    • Plan Distribution

Each chapter has a ‘help’ section that prompts you to think about what information you need to consider as part of developing that section of your school’s Bushfire Emergency Plan.