Heat kills more Australians than any other natural disaster
- Extreme heat can affect anybody.
- Those more at-risk include people over the age of 65, babies and young children, women, people with acute or chronic health problems and people who are socially isolated.
- Heat can cause serious and potentially fatal health problems such as heat exhaustion and , trigger sudden events like or , or worsen existing medical conditions like or disease.
- Take steps to protect yourself and others by keeping cool, staying , planning ahead and checking in with others.
- Recognising early symptoms of heat-related health problems and taking action is crucial.
There are steps you can take to protect yourself and others:
Know the signs of heat-related health problems
In an emergency, always call Triple Zero 000.
Symptoms of heat-related illness
Reviewed on: 05-12-2023