Download a print friendly version of the Heatwave preparation checklist.
Monitor the weather, you can use the
Bureau of Meteorology Heatwave Service.
Know who you will call for help.
Know who you will check on, such as neighbours, friends, relatives and those isolated.
Understand how to manage your medical condition in the heat.
Store enough medication at the right temperature.
Check fridges, freezers, fans and air-conditioners work well.
Have cool packs and make ice cubes.
Check you have enough food and drinking water.
Create cool rooms and cross breezes in your house.
Protect windows from direct sun by using blinds or curtains.
Know local cool public spaces.
Have a power failure emergency kit.
Be bushfire prepared.