The Department of Health and Human Services heat health alert system notifies local governments, departmental program areas, hospitals, and statewide or major metropolitan health and community service providers of forecast heatwave conditions that are likely to impact on human health.

The department has identified temperature thresholds for Victoria above which heat-related illness and mortality increases substantially.

On business days throughout summer, the department monitors the Bureau of Meteorology seven-day forecast maximum and minimum temperatures. When the heat health temperature threshold is reached in a specific weather forecast district, the department issues a heat health alert.

Current heat health alert status

There are no heat events in effect in Victoria, and temperatures are well below alert levels.
Date /
Bureau of Meteorology
forecast district
Mon 13th
Feb
Tue 14th
Feb
Wed 15th
Feb
Thu 16th
Feb
Fri 17th
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Sat 18th
Feb
As of Mon 13 Feb 2017 4:12pm from data provided by the Bureau of Meteorology
The table is calculated by using the mean of the daily maximum and the overnight minimum at nominated BoM sites
Central - - - - - -
East Gippsland - - - - - -
Mallee - - - - - -
North Central - - - - - -
North East - - - - - -
Northern Country - - - - - -
South West - - - - - -
West and South Gippsland - - - - - -
Wimmera - - - - - -

More information

Victorian seven-day forecasts - Bureau of Meteorology
VicEmergency 
Power outage guide - Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning 
Live public transport updates - Public Transport Victoria
Survive the heat - Better Health Channel
Better Health Channel smartphone app
Caring for animals in hot conditions - Agriculture Victoria
Other resources on health.vic

Map of Victorian forecast districts

View a map of Victorian districts below or access the map website. A list of local government areas is also provided further below.
 

Find your forecast district

The following list shows all the local government areas in Victoria and what forecast district they belong to.

List of local government authorities by forecast district

  • Central District
    • Ballarat City
    • Banyule City
    • Bass Coast Shire
    • Bayside City
    • Boroondara City
    • Brimbank City
    • Cardinia Shire
    • Casey City
    • Darebin City
    • Frankston City
    • French Island
    • Glen Eira City
    • Golden Plains
    • Greater Dandenong City
    • Greater Geelong City
    • Hepburn Shire
    • Hobsons Bay City
    • Hume City
    • Kingston City
    • Knox City
    • Macedon Ranges Shire
    • Manningham City
    • Maribyrnong City
    • Maroondah City
    • Melbourne City
    • Melton Shire
    • Monash City
    • Moonee Valey City
    • Moorabool Shire
    • Moreland City
    • Mornington Peninsula Shire
    • Nillumbik Shire
    • Port Phillip City
    • Queenscliffe Borough
    • Stonnington City
    • Surf Coast Shire
    • Whitehorse City
    • Whittlesea City
    • Wyndham City
    • Yarra City
    • Yarra Ranges Shire
  • East Gippsland District
    • East Gippsland Shire
  • Mallee District
    • Buloke Shire
    • Gannawarra Shire
    • Mildura Rural City
    • Swan Hill Rural City
    • Yarriambiack Shire (north of the netting fence)
  • North Central District
    • Central Goldfields Shire
    • Lake Mountain Alpine Resort
    • Mitchell Shire
    • Mount Alexander Shire
    • Murrindindi Shire
  • North East District
    • Alpine Shire
    • Benalla Rural City
    • Falls Creek Alpine Resort
    • Indigo Shire
    • Mansfield Shire
    • Mount Buller Alpine Resort
    • Mount Hotham Alpine Resort
    • Mount Stirling Alpine Resort
    • Towong Shire
    • Wangarrata Rural City
    • Wodonga City
  • Northern Country District
    • Campaspe Shire
    • Grerater Bendigo City
    • Greater Shepparton City
    • Loddon Shire
    • Moira Shire
    • Strathbogie Shire
  • South West District
    • Ararat Rural City
    • Colac Otway Shire
    • Corangamite Shire
    • Glenelg Shire
    • Moyne Shire
    • Pyrenees Shire
    • Southern Grampians Shire
    • Warrnambool City
  • West and South Gippsland District
    • Baw Baw Shire
    • Latrobe City
    • Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resort
    • South Gippsland Shire
    • Wellington Shire
  • Wimmera District
    • Hindmarsh Shire
    • Horsham Rural City
    • Northern Grampians Shire
    • West Wimmera Shire
    • Yarriambiack Shire (south of the netting fence)