Severe Heatwave Warning | Friday 8 March – Monday 11 March

Please be advised that the Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Severe Heatwave Warning effective as of today, Friday 8 th March 2024. This warning will be in place up until Monday
11 th March.

Extreme heat and heatwaves are periods of unusually high maximum and minimum temperatures that could negatively affect human health.

The seriousness of this effect should not be underappreciated, as heatwaves have caused more deaths in Australia in the past 100 years than the sum of all other natural hazard events.

Please be aware that the forecast heatwave conditions may cause health impacts in the community and while older people, people with pre-existing medical conditions, pregnant women, young children, and babies are most at risk, it can affect anyone, so every individual and community should prepare for the heat.

How to survive the heat:

  • Drink plenty of water. Always take a bottle with you.
  • Hot cars kill. Never leave kids, adults, or pets in cars. The temperature inside a parked car can double within minutes.
  • Keep cool. Seek out air-conditioned buildings, draw your blinds, use a fan, take cool showers, and dress in light and loose clothing made from natural fabrics.
  • Plan. Schedule activities in the coolest part of the day and avoid exercising in the heat. If you must go out, wear a hat and sunscreen, and take a bottle of water with you.
  • Check in on others. Look after those most at risk in the heat – your neighbour living alone, older people, children and babies, people with a medical condition, and don’t forget your
  • Call NURSE-ON-CALL on 1300 606 024 or see your doctor if you are unwell.
  • In an emergency, please call Triple Zero (000).

More information can be found at:

Please Take Care and Stay Safe!



TDHS services

The Extreme Fire Danger Rating could mean that TDHS might have to alter some of its services to ensure our staff and consumers are safe. Please be ensured that you will be contacted by a TDHS staff member, if your service will be affected on the day, but if you have any queries or concerns regarding your service at TDHS, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly Reception Team on 5558 6000.


Please Take Care and Stay Safe!





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