Current UV Index
Adelaide
UV index: 0.8

UV index for Adelaide: 0.8 - LOW
Last updated 2nd October 2016 at 08:58am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Alice Springs
UV index: 0.6

UV index for Alice Springs: 0.6 - LOW
Last updated 2nd October 2016 at 07:55am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Brisbane
UV index: 3.0

UV index for Brisbane: 3.0 - MODERATE
Last updated 2nd October 2016 at 08:25am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
Canberra
UV index: 2.2

UV index for Canberra: 2.2 - LOW
Last updated 2nd October 2016 at 09:25am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Darwin
UV index: 0.9

UV index for Darwin: 0.9 - LOW
Last updated 2nd October 2016 at 07:54am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Kingston
UV index: 0.9

UV index for Kingston: 0.9 - LOW
Last updated 2nd October 2016 at 09:25am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Melbourne
UV index: 1.4

UV index for Melbourne: 1.4 - LOW
Last updated 2nd October 2016 at 09:25am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Newcastle
UV index: 2.5

UV index for Newcastle: 2.5 - LOW
Last updated 2nd October 2016 at 09:25am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Perth
UV index: 0.1

UV index for Perth: 0.1 - LOW
Last updated 2nd October 2016 at 06:22am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Sydney
UV index: 2.4

UV index for Sydney: 2.4 - LOW
Last updated 2nd October 2016 at 09:25am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Townsville
UV index: 2.2

UV index for Townsville: 2.2 - LOW
Last updated 2nd October 2016 at 08:24am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses

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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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.

About Us

The Australian Melanoma Research Foundation is a not-for-profit charity organisation, established by a group of dedicated volunteers to provide funding for research into novel immune based treatments for melanoma.   We also have a strong commitment to melanoma awareness and education within the community, as well as providing a support service to anybody affected by melanoma or seeking information regarding melanoma treatment.

 

Beating the Odds Dinner

Read more about the wonderful evening that the AMRF is hosting to honour some miraculous melanoma survivors.

EMOTIV - Melanoma Vaccine Trial

Enhancing melanoma outcomes using a timed immunotherapy vaccine

The AMRF is a major sponsor of the EMOTIV trial for patients with advanced melanoma, which is continuing at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Eligibility: The study is for South Australian patients with advanced (Stage IV or III) melanoma, which cannot be removed by surgery.

Aims: To test a new approach to administering a melanoma vaccine, which had excellent results in a previous study, when it was given at regular intervals (18% complete response rate and 13% 5-year survival times). The vaccine doses will be either 'timed' or not-timed' with the patients own immune system fluctuations. The potential is to improve the effectiveness of the vaccine. The vaccine has virtually no side effects and early results of this study are remarkable.

Contact: If you are interested, would like to know if you are eligible for entry, or would like more information then please contact carrie.cooper@health.sa.gov.au or call (08) 8222 4439

Note: Eligibility criteria apply

 

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Click here to find out how you can contribute towards finding a cure.

CapHat - as seen on Shark Tank 2016!

AMRF is delighted to be partnering with Bernie Sharrad who is the founder and inventor of CapHat, whose vision is to disrupt predicted skin cancer statistics, not just in Australia, but globally.

CapHat is an award winning, unique, one-size fits all attachment that simply goes over your favourite Cap or Hat to provide ultimate sun protection. Your peak is extended to protect your nose and your ears and neck are completely covered.

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