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Years 7-10

DFES provides limited resources for Year 7 to Year 10 teachers and their students.



DFES - Bushfire
Here you will find:

  • Emergency Kits
  • Survival Plans
  • Important Numbers
  • Animal Welfare
  • Prepare Act Survive Guide
  • After a Bushfire
  • Homeowner’s Bushfire Survival Manual
  • Warning Systems
  • Fire Danger Ratings
  • Total Fire Bans
  • Building Protection Zones
  • Prescribed Burning
  • Arson Prevention

Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions Excursion - Bushfire: A Geomorphological Hazard (Year 8)


Home Fire Safety – Education Support and English as a 2nd Language Students

The Home Fire Safety excursion is available at the DFES Education and Heritage Centre during each school term. Bookings are essential.

The excursion runs for 90 minutes and the following sessions are available for bookings on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only:

Morning: 10:15am to 11:45am
Afternoon: 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Students learn about:

  • Fire hazards in the home
  • Smoke and smoke alarms
  • Crawling low under smoke
  • Having a safe meeting place
  • Developing their own Home Fire Escape Plan for their family
  • Triple Zero (000)

The visit includes a tour of the engine room and fire gallery, dressing up as a firefighter whilst exploring a fire truck and its equipment. There is a group photo opportunity, so make sure you bring a camera!

Students are encouraged to return to school and draw their own Home Fire Escape Plan which they will take home and practise with their families.

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DFES - Flood
Here you will find:

  • Emergency Kits
  • Survival Plans
  • Important Numbers
  • Animal Welfare
  • Flood Smart Guide (what to do before, during and after a flood)
  • Warning Systems
  • Prepare for Flooding
  • Take Action during a Flood
  • Recovering from a Flood

National Flood Warning Service - Rainfall and River Information


Severe Storm

DFES – Severe Storm
Here you will find:

  • Emergency Kits
  • Important Numbers
  • When to call the State Emergency Service (SES)
  • Animal Welfare
  • Preparing for Storm Guide
  • After a Storm
  • Home and Property Damage

Bureau of Meteorology – Home


Tropical Cyclone

DFES - Cyclone
Here you will find:

  • Emergency Kits
  • Survival Plans
  • Important Numbers
  • Animal Welfare
  • Cyclone Smart Guide
  • Warning Systems
  • Prepare
  • Take Action
  • Recover

Bureau of Meteorology – Cyclone Information



DFES - Earthquake
Here you will find:

  • Important numbers
  • Before an Earthquake
  • During an Earthquake
  • After an Earthquake

Geoscience Australia



DFES - Tsunami
Here you will find:

  • General Information
  • Important Numbers

Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre
Tsunami: The Ultimate Guide

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