No reprieve: Notes on Perth’s November Heatwave

In November 2023, Perth sweltered through an unprecedented heatwave. We obtained quantitative data from six renters who are participating in our Summer Renter Researchers project and integrated this with qualitative data from a heatwave survey of Renter Researchers. We found:

  • All rental homes were above 25°C degrees for 98% of the heatwave.
  • Renters’ homes were above 30°C degrees 37% of the time.
  • The average indoor temperature was 29°C

Renters also described how the heat made normal life impossible, harming sleep, social connection, and physical and mental health. You can view and download the report below.