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  1. How to cope and stay safe in extreme heat

    29 Nov 2019

    Know the effects of extreme heat, who is at risk and how you can prepare yourself and others...

  2. Bushfire preparation advice

    24 Oct 2019 Bushfire preparation advice

    Being prepared for a bushfire helps you cope better in an emergency...

  3. Cold weather

    28 Jun 2019

    Even moderately cold weather increases the risk of illness and death. Check on your older neighbours, friends and relatives during spells of colder weather, especially those living alone or with a...

  4. Urban flash floods - FAQs

    14 May 2019 Urban flash floods - FAQs

    Urban flash flooding can happen quickly and without warning. Heavy rain causes runoff to collect in dips, car parks and roads, and there is a risk of contamination, injury and disease...

  5. Bushfires and water tanks

    04 Feb 2019

    Debris, smoke, ash and dead animals from a bushfire can contaminate water tanks...

  6. Heat stress and heat-related illness

    19 Nov 2018

    Heat kills more Australians than any natural disaster. Find out how you can treat and prevent heat-related illness...

  7. Emergencies - floods

    Emergencies - floods

    You and your family should work out an emergency plan in case of flood...

  8. Bushfire aftermath - safety tips

    23 Oct 2017

    Houses, sheds and other buildings or structures burnt in a bushfire can leave potential health hazards...

  9. After a flood – returning home safely

    16 Oct 2017

    When returning to your home after a flood, take precautions to reduce the possibility of injury, illness or disease...

  10. After a flood – animal and insect related hazards

    16 Oct 2017

    When returning to a flood-affected area, remember that wild animals, including rats, mice, snakes or spiders, may be trapped in your home, shed or garden...