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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.

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.







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Melanoma March 2018
Final Tally Announced

An amazing $620,000 was raised from the 2018 National Melanoma March campaign.  Thank you to all who participated and donated.


Melanoma March Adelaide 2018

It was a wild and windy day down at Henley Beach on Sunday 18th March and whilst it affected our set-up, it did not affect the atmosphere and great time had by all at this year's Melanoma March.

A staggering $30,000 was raised from the Adelaide event as part of $620,000 nationally.  An enormous thank you and congratulations to all our amazing fundraisers.

Melanoma March is now in its seventh year and is the major annual fundraising campaign to support melanoma research. In 21 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.