The decision to open or close schools and other facilities include factors such as current and predicted weather conditions, river and stream levels as well as road and access conditions.
The safety of students, teachers and community members is the department's highest priority. During weather events, parents and staff should monitor regular radio reports in affected areas. They are also advised to listen to updated weather forecasts and emergency services directives regarding the safety of road travel.
Concerned parents can also contact their principal or local education office for updated information about access to their children's school and updated classroom arrangements.
During weather events, teachers should contact their school or regional office for additional advice on school opening or closing arrangements.
Concerned parents should contact their principal or local education office for updated information about access to their children's school and updated classroom arrangements.
To obtain reliable, up to date information regarding a specific education and care service, parents are strongly encouraged to contact their service directly. Families using family day care are encouraged to contact their child's educator for details regarding closures.
Please note: The closure list is based on information provided by Approved Providers of centre based education and care services who have notified the department (as the Regulatory Authority) of their service closure as a result of a natural disaster or weather event.
Approved Providers make the decision to close and re-open their education and care service/s and are only required to notify the department within 24 hours of the service closing.
For up-to-date TAFE Queensland closures visit www.tafeqld.edu.au
Schools and parents should note that absences recorded as a result of an extreme weather event or natural disaster are not counted on a student's report card nor in the school's absence data.
More information regarding absences due to extreme weather is included in this factsheet.
This page was last reviewed on 1 April 2015