Key messages

  • A suite of communication resources have been developed by the department to encourage and educate individuals and the community to be aware of the impact of extreme heat on human health.
  • The information is available in a range of formats with a number of resources translated into community languages.

A suite of communication resources have been developed by the Department of Health and Human Services to help councils, health services and other government agencies to raise awareness about the impact of extreme heat on human health. These resources are available on the Better Health Channel.  

The community resources can be downloaded below. The information is available in a range of formats with a number of resources translated into community languages - these are available from the Health Translations website.

You can request printed copies of the community resources - place an order via the online order form.

For assistance or urgent orders, please contact Environmental Health during business hours on 1300 761 874 or Environmental.HealthUnit@dhhs.vic.gov.au

Community languages

The How to cope and stay safe in the heat brochure is also available in other languages.

Survive the heat social media resources

Social media resources are available for councils to use with their local communities. These include articles, social media imagery for the Survive the Heat campaign, and social media posts. These are available on the Better Health Channel.