Do you know the 5 tips to survive the heat?

Stay cool this summer

As we hit summer and warmer weather, it is a good time to remind everyone about some simple steps to keep cool during hot days.

This includes:

  • Stay in the shade, wear a hat and drink plenty of water
  • Never leave anyone in a car
  • Spend hot days in cool buildings, such as libraries or shopping centres
  • Check on older, vulnerable friends and loved ones every day during a heatwave
  • If you need help, Nurse on Call provides free 24-hour health advice in your language. Free call 1300 60 60 24
  • If you fear that you or someone else has heat stroke call 000 for an ambulance immediately.


Heatstroke is a life-threatening condition that kills more Australians that any natural disaster.

The symptoms of heatstroke could include typically no longer sweating, red, hot and dry skin, a body temperature more than 40C, rapid and noisy breathing, weakness, headache, confusion.

Whether it is a neighbour, relative, or friend – we can all help vulnerable people during heatwaves. It can be as simple as checking in on them with a phone call or a quick visit and making sure they are okay and know what to do during a heatwave.

Looking for a cool place in Brimbank on a hot day? Check out for some ideas around Brimbank.

The Victorian Government’s Survive the Heat  has more tips about keeping cool during hot days.


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