Heatwaves have caused more deaths in Australia than any other natural hazard.
Heatwaves are more than just hot weather. When it's very hot during the day and it doesn't cool down at night, it's very hard for your body to cool itself. Heatwaves bring risks to health and wellbeing. Anyone can be affected. People with existing health conditions can become ill very quickly during heatwaves.
Knowing what to do can help keep you, your family and others safe and well.