Current UV Index
UV index: 0.0
Alice Springs
UV index: 0.1

UV index for Alice Springs: 0.1 - LOW
Last updated Monday, 19 November 2018 at 6:37 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
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UV index: 0.0
UV index: 0.0
Gold Coast
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UV index: 0.7

UV index for Perth: 0.7 - LOW
Last updated Monday, 19 November 2018 at 5:08 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
UV index: 0.0
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

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.


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.

Australia's 'National Cancer', melanoma is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian men and women.  We are working to make those statistics a thing of the past.






Our Summer Awareness Event 2018 will be held in National Skin Cancer Action Week 19-25 November

We will be at Glenelg Beach - Life Saving World Championships

Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th November, Come & Say Hello

or consider volunteering and being part of it!

Contact us at

Melanoma March 2019 Date

Sunday March 31st 2019 - pop it in your calendars now and save the date!

To register:

Jays Longest Melanoma March will commence at our Adelaide event, for all the details: