Beat the heat and stay well during hot weather


Extreme heat or heatwaves are periods of unusually hot weather.

In Australia, extreme heat events are responsible for more deaths than all other natural hazard events combined.

Hot weather can affect everyone, however those at greater risk include older people, people with existing medical conditions, babies and young children, outdoor workers, socially isolated people, people who are homeless and pregnant women.

Climate change is resulting in more hot days and more intense heatwaves. Now more than ever, it is important to know the risks of heat, who is at risk, how to prepare, and how to protect ourselves and others.​​

Babies and children in hot weather

Babies and young children are at increased risk of heat-related illness​.​​ View tips and advice to keep your child safe during hot weather. 

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Current as at: Thursday 14 December 2023
Contact page owner: Environmental Health