It's so hot on the east coast even koalas are calling for refreshments.
As the mercury soars across NSW and Queensland, locals have been helping out koalas that have been looking for a way to stay cool in the heat.
With temperatures passing 40 degrees Celsius in many parts of the country, it's no wonder many of the beloved native marsupials have been looking for a cool-down.
Trying to deal with this crazy heatwave with the same amount of grace as this Koala...— JΛY BUCKS 🇦🇺 (@TheMasterBucks) February 10, 2017
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At 2pm (AEDT) the temperature was nudging 40C in Canberra, while in Brisbane it was 36C and Sydney was recording 33C. Other capital cities were in the 20s.
With the heat set to peak in the next few hours there are likely to be more koalas leaving the eucalyptus for a dip before a cool change arrives this evening.