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Summer Planning Toolkit modules

Standards, resources and references

External Resources

External Resources

Federal government resources

Contact your PHN 
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare - Advisory GP23/02
Australian Bureau of Meteorology
Australian Bureau of Meteorology - current cyclones
Australian Bureau of Meteorology - outlook for 2023 to 2024
National Incident Centre
Services Australia - Natural disaster events
Protecting Older Australians – Flooding preparedness
healthdirect – Barmah Forest virus
Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care – Barmah Forest virus infection
Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care – Ross River virus infection
healthdirect – Ross River virus
Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care – Dengue virus infection
healthdirect – Dengue fever
healthdirect hotline 

Australian Capital Territory

Australian Capital Territory Health
Australian Capital Territory - Emergency arrangements
Australian Capital Territory – Extreme Heat 

New South Wales

New South Wales Health - emergency preparedness
New South Wales Government - Disaster relief and support
New South Wales Health – Beat the Heat
NSW Rural Doctors Network 


Queensland Health - disaster management
Queensland Government - Disaster management
Get ready Queensland - Heatwave
Health Workforce Queensland 

Northern Territory

Northern Territory - Health disaster management
NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services - Emergency Management
Northern Territory Government - Heatwave
Rural Workforce Agency NT 

South Australia

South Australia Health - Disaster management
South Australian Government - Emergencies and Safety
South Australian State Emergency Service – Be prepared for a heatwave
Rural Doctors Workforce Agency South Australia 


Tasmania Department of Health
Tasmanian Government - Office of Security and Emergency Management
Tasmanian Government – Preparing for extreme heat
HR Plus Tasmania 


Victoria Department of Health - Our role in emergencies
Emergency Management Victoria
Victoria Department of Health - Planning for extreme heat and heatwaves
Rural Workforce Agency Victoria 

Western Australia

Western Australia Department of Health - Disaster management
Government of Western Australia - Department of Fire and Emergency Services
Western Australia Department of Health – Heatwave strategies
Rural Health West 

Health equity

Australian Red Cross - Emergency Resilience in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities
Psychological first aid guide
Australian Red Cross - resources
Australian Red Cross - rediplan
2022 Close the Gap report
Australian Indigenous Health InfoNet
The Australian Red Cross Emergency Resilience in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities tool 


Medicare Benefits Schedule
MBS online fact sheets 

General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaboration

GPMHSC resources for GPs 

Lung Foundation Australia

Lung Foundation Australia
COPD-X Concise Guide


Diabetes Australia website
Diabetes Australia – Type 1 diabetes
Diabetes Australia – Managing type 1 diabetes
Diabetes Australia - Managing diabetes during hot weather
Diabetes Australia - Reports
Diabetes Australia - News 


The Stroke Foundation - Guidelines for the assessment and management of absolute CVD risk
The Heart Foundation: ‘Environment, climate change and heart health’
The Heart Foundation - For health professionals

National Asthma Council

National Asthma Council Australia website
Australian Asthma Handbook
Asthma and respiratory workshop education program
Asthma action plan library
Asthma how-to videos
Asthma resources
Asthma first aid
Managing acute asthma in clinical settings

Australasian Society for Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

ASCIA website
Health Professional information
Respiratory Allergy – Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever), Asthma and Sinusitis
Allergic Rhinitis Clinical Update
About ASCIA Allergic rhinitis e-training for health professionals
Oral Allergy Syndrome FAQ document

Mental health

Psychological First Aid: A guide to supporting people affected by disaster

GP Support

The Essential Network (TEN) online e-mental health hub
Black Dog Institute
CRANAplus’ Bush Support Services
Kids helpline