Important telephone numbers

  • In an emergency – call 000
  • For advice on medications and their effect in hot weather – talk to the person’s GP
  • For general health advice – call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.
  • This is a free 24-hour telephone health advice line staffed by Registered Nurses to provide expert health advice (a NSW government health advice line, calls from landlines are free).

Internet resources

Resources in other languages

  • A leaflet 'Beat the Heat – Health tips for a safe season' is available in the following languages: Arabic, Croatian, Dari, Farsi, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese from the Multicultural Health Communication Service
  • The factsheet 'Heat-related illness including heat stroke' is available in the following languages: Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Filipino, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese from the Multicultural Health Communication Service
  • The booklet ‘How to keep someone healthy during hot weather’ is available in the following languages: Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Italian from the Multicultural Health Communication Service

Remember the 4 key messages to keep you and others healthy in the heat

1. Drink plenty of water. 2. Keep cool. 3. Take care of others. 4. Have a plan!

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Page Updated: Friday 2 December 2016