Current UV Index
Adelaide
UV index: 0.0
Alice Springs
UV index: 0.0
Brisbane
UV index: 0.0
Canberra
UV index: 0.0
Darwin
UV index: 0.0
Kingston
UV index: 0.0
Melbourne
UV index: 0.0
Newcastle
UV index: 0.0
Perth
UV index: 0.0
Sydney
UV index: 0.0
Townsville
UV index: 0.0

Click the indexes to view the minimum recommended protection

When the UV index is low, sun protection is generally not needed unless outside for extended periods

UV observations courtesy of ARPANSA
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Join our March for a cure - we can't do it alone

Fast facts

  • Around 36 Australians are diagnosed with Melanoma every day.
  • Australia has one of the highest rates of Melanoma in the world.
  • Approx one person dies every 5 hours from Melanoma in Australia.
  • An estimated 545 Australian women will die from melanoma THIS YEAR.
  • Tanning beds emit dangerous UV rays, increasing the risk of Melanoma.
  • Severe sunburn during childhood can DOUBLE your risk of Melanoma.
  • Melanoma is one of the most preventable forms of cancer.
  • An estimated 1230 Australian men will die from melanoma THIS YEAR.
  • Melanoma is the cancer most likely to affect 15-39 year olds.
  • Melanoma can arise in normal looking skin, a mole or freckle.
  • Melanoma, if detected/treated early, has a survival rate of nearly 100%.
  • There is no cure for melanoma that has spread throughout the body.

WHO ARE WE?

Established in 2009, the Australian Melanoma Research Foundation (AMRF) is a not-for-profit organisation with the purpose of funding research into a cure for melanoma and providing education and awareness of its risks. The AMRF also provides a Melanoma Support Nurse Service to anybody affected by melanoma or seeking information regarding melanoma treatment. Australia's 'National Cancer', melanoma is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian men and women.

* FUNDING RESEARCH

* RAISING AWARENESS

* PROVIDING SUPPORT

 

 

Melanoma March 2018

Click Here to REGISTER NOW!

Melanoma March is now in its seventh year and is the major annual fundraising campaign to support melanoma research. In 20 locations right around the country, the March is a special event which brings together the whole melanoma community to raise awareness and funds for melanoma research.

Last year over 7,000 people from every state and territory supported their local Melanoma March and we invite you to join us in 2018 at your local March.

It’s an opportunity to inspire others, remember loved ones and support your local March to find a cure for Melanoma.

Register now for Melanoma March 2018 and join our efforts to beat our national cancer.  We can't do it alone.

To find a local March near you click here.