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Extreme weather

Bushfire health and safety

Bushfires have become a part of Australian life. Learn how to protect your health, be prepared and know which conditions put you at greater risk.

Dust storms

A dust storm can reduce the quality of the air that we breathe, so people need to take precautions. Learn how to protect your health in a dust storm.

Floodwaters

Floods and cyclones

Here's a list of common health risks and hazards that can strike during floods and cyclones, such as contaminated floodwater and snake bites.

Hot weather risks and staying cool

Australia's a 'sunburnt country' where hot days and heatwaves can stress the body. Here's how to stay cool and hydrated.

Medicines in a natural disaster

Get important tips on storing and taking medicines safely during natural disasters such as bushfires, floods or cyclones.

Natural disasters

Learn how to cope during and after a bushfire or other natural disaster. Find sources of help and information.

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Sunburn and sun protection

All people are at risk of sunburn, and young children can get seriously burnt in less than 30 minutes. Here's how to avoid and treat sunburn.

Thunderstorm asthma

Thunderstorm asthma is triggered by a combination of thunderstorms and a high pollen count. Even people who’ve never had asthma can experience it.

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