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Wednesday, 3 January 2018 - 1:30pm

With summer now well and truly upon us, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has been monitoring the Bureau of Meteorology seven-day temperature forecasts for the purpose of issuing heat health alerts when heat health temperature thresholds are reached or exceeded.

Alerts were issued for various parts of Victoria in December, and with a very hot weather forecast, it's all the more important we look after ourselves, our families, neighbours and pets this summer.

The Bureau of Meteorology climate outlook for January to March indicates daytime and night-time temperatures are likely to be warmer than average for the far southwest and southeast part of Australia but cooler than average for parts of eastern and western Australia. The Bureau of Meteorology forecast shows that the majority of Victoria will experience above average temperatures. 

Updating organisational and individual heat health plans and encouraging colleagues, family and friends to subscribe to receive heat health alerts can help to keep Victorians safe this summer, especially our most vulnerable groups. To subscribe go to:

If you have any queries regarding extreme heat and heatwave please email or call 1300 761 874.

Survive the heat

Survive the heat this summer with these five simple tips. 

Water bottle icon Drink more water 


Car icon Never leave anyone in a car


Fan icon Stay somewhere cool


Clock icon Plan ahead


Child with adult icon Check in on others

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Wednesday, 3 January 2018 - 2:47pm


Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.