Extreme heat can lead to illnesses and deaths so it’s important that you know what to do to survive the heat. For health concerns contact your doctor, or call Nurse On Call on 1300 60 60 24, or go to betterhealth.vic.gov.au.

Extreme heat can lead to illnesses and deaths, so it's important that you know what to do to survive the heat. Drink plenty of water, keep cool with fans and air conditioning, and check on older family members, neighbors and friends, and never leave kids in cars. For health concerns contact your doctor or call nurse-on-call on 1300 60 60 24, or go to betterhealth.vic.gov.au. Authorised by the Victorian Government 1 Treasury Place Melbourne.

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Last updated: October 2016

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