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Heat Health Alert for 31 December 2021

The Chief Health Officer has issued a heat health alert based on the Bureau of Meteorology seven-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.

People 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


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

Keep cool

Plan ahead

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