Managing your health and safety - bushfires

Bushfires can impact on your health in a number of ways. Extreme temperatures, smoke and reduced air quality can have severe effects on some people, particularly older people and those with asthma and other respiratory conditions.

Fact sheets

A range of fact sheets are available from the Department of Health and the Better Health Channel to help you prepare and understand the health issues associated with bushfire. The following fact sheets are available:



General health advice

The Better Health Channel website has additional health fact sheet information.

NURSE-ON-CALL - 1300 60 60 24 - is a phone service that allows you to discuss any health related issue with a registered nurse, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the cost of a local call from anywhere in Victoria.

You should talk to your doctor or local community health service if you feel unwell. You can find this information using the health service search on the Better Health Channel.

In an emergency call 000.

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