Heatwaves are defined as being three or more days of unusually high temperatures in any area.
Heatwaves can affect people, animals, infrastructure (such as the power supply) and support services.
Stay healthy in hot weather:
Heat-related illness occurs when your body absorbs too much heat. This may happen slowly over a day or two of very hot weather. Download the Queensland Govenment - Heat-related illness factsheet (PDF 186 KB) for more information on heat-related illnesses.
13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) is a confidential phone service that can give you health advice. You can call and talk to a registered nurse 24-hours a day, 7 days a week for the cost of a local call.
For more information on heat-related illness, please visit the Queensland Health website.