Extreme heat can be a serious risk to the health and wellbeing of all members of the community. However, during times of hot weather, babies, young children, frail older adults and people with a disability or chronic medical condition are at an increased risk of heat related illnesses. Simple measures such as staying indoors out of the heat, drinking regularly and staying in touch with others who may need assistance will help reduce the risk.
Council's Heatwave Plan which will aim to minimise the impacts of extreme heat is available online Heatwave Plan(PDF, 3MB)
The Better Health Channel developed by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Fact Sheet, Coping with Hot Weather prepared by the Australian Red Cross, provide more information including a number of tips about preparing for hot weather, as well as what to do on heatwave days. Contact numbers in case of emergency are also included.