A heatwave is any long period of very hot weather. In Australia, heatwaves usually range from 37°C to 42°C.
This page contains links to useful information about heatwaves and how to Get Ready.
Heat related illness - Queensland Health
Contact your local council to register for warnings and alerts
About heatwaves - Federal Government's information for school aged kids
During and after
Heatwave action guide - Federal Government
Tune-in to your local ABC Radio station - ABC is the National Disaster Broadcaster
During a heatwave - Australian Broadcasting Commission
The Queensland heat can knock all of us around, but elderly Queenslanders are particularly vulnerable to heat-related illness.
On extremely hot days or when the temperature rises to more than 30 degrees for a few days in a row, pop in on elderly neighbours, friends and relatives. Check your Neighbours - Queensland Government
- Download the Get Ready Check your Neighbours fact sheet
Getting Help - Queensland Government
Support Groups - Queensland Government
Emotional Support - Queensland Government
Interpreter Services - Australian Government
Last updated 28 January 2016