Victoria is an amazing place to visit and explore in the summer. With amazing parklands, beaches, camping locations across the state and plenty of public pools, there is always something fun to see and do.

But it is important to keep yourself safe this summer, the warm weather also brings risks including extreme heat, bushfires and risks in the water. Study Melbourne encourages all international students studying in Victoria to make sure they aware of how to stay safe this summer.

Stay safe in the heat

Extreme heat can affect anybody. Those most at risk are older people, young children and people with a medical condition.

Visit the Survive the heat page on the Better Health Channel to see how to stay safe in the heat.

Find out how to stay safe in the heat in this video from the Better Health Channel. To see this video with subtitles in a number of languages visit the Survive the heat page on the Better Health Channel.

Fire safety in the countryside

In hot, dry and windy weather, or in thunderstorm conditions there is a risk of bushfires. If you're bushwalking or on a short holiday in Victoria in summer, be aware of the bushfire rating.

Vic Emergency is the official Victorian Government website for emergency warnings and information. This is the best and most up-to-date resource for incidents, warnings and other weather and fire-related information.  

You can download the VicEmergency app (AppStore and Google Play and set your location to receive notifications and warnings.

The Country Fire Authority also has information on how to be prepared - and how to stay safe - on the Staying safe when you travel page on the CFA website.

Beach and Water Safety

Victoria is home to many picturesque beaches and public pools where you can stay cool and have fun, but it is important to stay safe.  Click here to read about ways that you can stay safe in the water this summer.

Find out how to stay safe on our swimming beaches and at public pools by visiting the Play it Safe By the Water and the Life Saving Victoria Beach Safe website.