Heat kills more Australians than any natural disaster
- Extreme heat can affect anybody.
- Heat can cause illnesses such as heat cramps and heat exhaustion which can lead to the life-threatening condition, heatstroke. Heatstroke is fatal in up to 80% of cases but it is preventable.
- Those most at risk are older people, young children and people with a medical condition.
Make sure to look after yourself and others by following our 5 top tips to stay safe in extreme heat.
- Drink plenty of water
- Never leave anyone in a car
- Stay somewhere cool
- Plan ahead
- Check in on others
There are more ways to stay well on hot days this summer. https://go.vic.gov.au/3FJWqnC
In an emergency, always call Triple Zero 000.