The Chief Health Officer has issued a heat health alert based on the Bureau of Meteorology 7-day forecast.
The forecast conditions may cause an increase in heat related illnesses in the community.
Extreme heat can affect anyone. Pregnant women, people with a pre-existing medical condition, people aged over 65 and children and babies are most at risk.
Organisations should monitor local weather conditions using the Bureau of Meteorology’s Heatwave Service for Australia and respond in accordance with their heat plans. Individuals should also prepare for the heat.
Heat kills more Australians than any natural disaster.
Heatwave Service for Australia - Bureau of Meteorology
Heat health status - Department of Health and Human Services
VicEmergency - incidents and warnings
Survive the heat - Better Health Channel
Drink more water
Never leave kids, adults or pets in cars
Check in on others
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