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Feeling Hot Hot Hot!

  • Adelaide Town Hall 128 King William Street Adelaide, SA, 5000 Australia (map)

Feeling the heat this summer?

As our climate changes, heatwaves are getting hotter, longer and more frequent.

Heatwaves kill more people than any other natural disaster including floods, cyclones or bushfires. They also cause serious damage to our health, ecosystems, agriculture, businesses, infrastructure and communities.

Fortunately there are things we can do to prepare and respond.

Join well known media identity, Amanda Blair, as she guides a panel of experts through a hypothetical extended heatwave.

You will learn about the challenges posed by heatwaves in Adelaide as well as practical actions that can be taken to manage your risks. 


Anthony Penney, Executive Director of Industry and Government Engagement, Business SA

Chris Beattie, Chief Officer, South Australian State Emergency Service 

Frank Crisci, Emergency Manager, SA Power Networks

Hitaf Rasheed, Executive Director, Events South Australia, South Australian Tourism Commission

John Nairn, State Manager, Bureau of Meteorology 

Ken Long, Chairman, Adelaide Sustainable Building Network

A/Prof Nicola Spurrier, Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Public Health Physician & Paediatrician, SA Health

Rose Rhodes PSM, Chairperson SA Divisional Advisory Board, Australian Red Cross

Tim Jarvis AM, Environmental Scientist & Explorer


6:00pm - Stalls, Networking & Nibbles

6:30pm - Open by Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor, Panel Discussion

8:15pm - Stalls & Networking

9:00pm - Close


  • Adapt West

  • Adelaide Sustainable Building Network

  • Australian Red Cross

  • Carbon Neutral Adelaide

  • Doctors for the Environment

  • SA Health

  • South Australian State Emergency Service

  • Resilient East 

  • Resilient South 

  • Water Sensitive SA


For more information, please contact the City of Adelaide's Customer Service team on 08 8203 7203 or email

Join the conversation on social media! #FeelingHot2019 #ResilientEast

Feeling Hot Hot Hot! is hosted by the City of Adelaide with Resilient East.