Health alert:
Date Issued:
08 Feb 2014
Issued by:
Dr Rosemary Lester, Chief Health Officer, Victoria
Issued to:
Local government authorities, health and aged sector, government departments and agencies, service providers and community groups

Key messages

  • This is an alert only, to advise of forecast heatwave conditions.
  • You and your organisation are encouraged to continue monitoring local conditions and to respond accordingly through your existing service continuity, heatwave or other relevant action plans. All forecasts and current temperatures are available from the Bureau of Meteorology website.

What is the issue?

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast temperatures above heat health thresholds for Saturday 8 February 2014.

Who is at risk?

  • Central District (based on forecasts for Melbourne, Ballarat & Geelong)
  • North Central District (based on forecasts for Seymour)
  • South West District (based on forecasts for Hamilton)
  • West & South Gippsland District (based on forecasts for Sale)
  • Northern Country District (based on forecasts for Bendigo)
  • Mallee District (based on forecasts for Mildura)
  • Wimmera District (based on forecasts for Horsham)


The Department of Health is issuing this alert in order to allow you to make any preparations necessary to respond to heatwave conditions given the many impacts hot weather can have on human health, normal operations and essential services.