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.
Throughout summer, the department monitors the Bureau of 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.
Map of Victorian forecast districts
View a map of Victorian districts below or access the
. 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.