Current UV Index
Adelaide
UV index: 2.2

UV index for Adelaide: 2.2 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 4:41 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Alice Springs
UV index: 2.8

UV index for Alice Springs: 2.8 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 4:41 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Brisbane
UV index: 0.4

UV index for Brisbane: 0.4 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 5:11 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Canberra
UV index: 0.8

UV index for Canberra: 0.8 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 5:11 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Darwin
UV index: 2.4

UV index for Darwin: 2.4 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 4:41 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Gold Coast
UV index: 0.5

UV index for Gold Coast: 0.5 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 5:11 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Kingston
UV index: 0.2

UV index for Kingston: 0.2 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 5:11 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Melbourne
UV index: 0.8

UV index for Melbourne: 0.8 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 5:11 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Newcastle
UV index: 0.0
Perth
UV index: 3.3

UV index for Perth: 3.3 - MODERATE
Last updated Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 3:11 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
Sydney
UV index: 0.7

UV index for Sydney: 0.7 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 5:11 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Townsville
UV index: 0.1

UV index for Townsville: 0.1 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 5:11 pm

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
Disclaimer

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.

Research

Our Focus

The AMRF is currently committed to funding research that meets the following criteria:

* investigating potential treatments for advanced melanoma that are:

* related to the human immune system (immunotherapy)

* low cost

* low toxicity

* for all patients

Current Sponsored Research Projects

1) Analysis of the recently completed EMOTIV Melanoma Vaccine Study.

2)  Immune Cycle Mathematical Analysis - a collaboration between faculties of the University of Adelaide that is delving into proposed cyclical behaviours of the human immune system.

3) Long Term Survival Analysis - ongoing surveillance/analysis of the survivors of the 2000-2010 VMCL trial.

4) Timing Effect of IL-2 Therapy of Melanoma in a Mouse Model (completed - awaiting publication)

5) Timing Effect of Higher Dose IL-2 Therapy of Melanoma in a Mouse Model (completed - undergoing statistical analysis)