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.
How to handle a heatwave
Heatwaves can be life threatening, with some groups more at risk than others. Here’s what you need to know about heat-related illness such as heatstroke.
Heatstroke is a life-threatening condition where the body overheats. Learn what to do if you develop heatstroke and how you can avoid it happening.
Summer skin rashes
Summer rashes can be caused by things like sunlight, insects, sweating and overheating - especially if you have allergies and/or pre-existing skin conditions.
Heat rash, also called sweat rash and prickly heat, is harmless but very itchy, with small red spots in places where sweat collects. Find out more about and how to treat it.
Hydration tips for children
Children are sometimes at risk of dehydration, especially in hot weather and when exercising. These tips will help keep them safe and healthy.
Bushfire health and safety
Bushfires have become a part of Australian life. Learn how to protect your health, prepare for a natural disaster, know which health conditions put you at greater risk, and how to cope emotionally.
Dehydration occurs when you don't have enough fluids in your body. If severe, dehydration can cause serious problems. Learn how to spot the symptoms.
Sun protection — infographic
If you need to go outside in the sun, it's important to protect you and your children's skin to reduce the risk of skin cancer. This infographic shows the sun protection measures you should take.
Rosacea causes redness, flushing, and sometimes pimples and pustules, on the face. Find out about the condition's symptoms and treatments here.