Surviving a heatwave: how to stay cool this summer

09.12.19 By

This summer is already shaping up as a terrible trifecta of bushfires, droughts, and heatwaves. As the days get hotter, it’s important to keep cool and know how to look after yourself, your family and your furry friends during a heatwave this holiday period.

Climate change is driving longer, hotter and more intense heatwaves in Australia. Heatwaves are known as a silent killer – they cause more deaths than any other extreme weather event in Australia combined, including bushfires, floods and cyclones.

Download our ‘Surviving a Heatwave’ poster here!

Here are our top tips for how you can beat the heat this summer:

At home

At the workplace

Food

Transport/infrastructure

Wildlife

Pets

Always

IN AN EMERGENCY, CALL TRIPLE ZERO (106 FOR PEOPLE WITH A HEARING OR SPEECH IMPAIRMENT).

Download our ‘Surviving a Heatwave’ poster here!