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Heat stress occurs when your body cannot cool itself enough to maintain a healthy temperature. When it is very hot, you may be at increased risk of heat stress.

It is important to be aware of the effects of heat on the body. Certain groups of people also face an increased risk of heat stress. Find out how to prevent heat stress for those at greatest risk of harm from high temperatures. You can take simple steps to reduce the risk of heat stress.

Download our staying healthy in the heat fact sheet (PDF 213KB).

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Read the video transcript Hot weather advice.

Where to get help

  • If you have severe symptoms, always dial triple zero (000) to call an ambulance in a medical emergency
  • See your doctor
  • Visit a GP after hours
  • Ring healthdirect on 1800 022 222

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