Extreme heat and heatwaves

It is very important for everyone to know what the effects of extreme heat and heatwaves are, who is at risk and what to do to prepare and how to cope.

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Other hazards coincide with heatwaves, so please consider:

SA Health Extreme Heat and Heatwave Strategy

The SA Health Extreme Heat and Heatwave Strategy outlines a series of guiding principles to reduce the risk of harmful effects of extreme heat and heatwave on the health of the South Australian community and reduce the impact to the health system of the associated workload increase / surge workload before, during and after such events, by:

  • ensuring a planned, managed, and effective response to an extreme heat or heatwave event for SA Health
  • providing a coordinated SA Health communication plan; and
  • promoting community resilience and adaptation to extreme heat and heatwave conditions, acknowledging the role the wider health sector plays in preparing and responding to extreme heat and heatwaves in SA.

The Strategy and its appendices (as factsheets) are available below:

Further information

For further information, please contact the Disaster Management Branch:

Email: Health.DisasterManagementBranch@sa.gov.au
Telephone: (08) 7425 5932
Address: Level 2, Citi Centre Building, Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide 5000.