Heatwaves or extreme heat events can have serious impacts on people's health.
Heatwaves or extreme heat events are times of abnormally hot weather lasting several days. It is based on the three-day forecast minimum and maximum temperatures, compared to historical temperatures over the last 30 days, for a particular location.
Climate projections show extreme heat events are occurring more often and with greater intensity.
It is important you prepare early, plan for the first heatwave and protect yourself.
Preparing yourself and your home
How to prepare yourself and your home for a heatwave.
Staying healthy in the heat
When a heatwave comes, know how to stay healthy.
Babies and children in the heat
Find out what special care babies and children need during a heatwave.
Learn the signs and how to treat a heat related illness.
People at risk of heat-related illness
Who are at a higher risk during a heatwave.
Heat and COVID-19
How to keep yourself safe from COVID-19 during the summer months.
Information for Health Professionals
Advice, tips and information about heat related illness for health professionals.
Beat the heat resources
Useful resources to help keep you and your loved ones healthy in the heat.
Prepare early and plan for your first heatwave