Current UV Index
Adelaide
UV index: 3.8

UV index for Adelaide: 3.8 - MODERATE
Last updated Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 3:53 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
Alice Springs
UV index: 5.1

UV index for Alice Springs: 5.1 - MODERATE
Last updated Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 3:53 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
Brisbane
UV index: 1.4

UV index for Brisbane: 1.4 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 4:23 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Canberra
UV index: 1.6

UV index for Canberra: 1.6 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 4:23 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Darwin
UV index: 4.6

UV index for Darwin: 4.6 - MODERATE
Last updated Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 3:53 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
Gold Coast
UV index: 1.2

UV index for Gold Coast: 1.2 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 4:23 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Kingston
UV index: 0.5

UV index for Kingston: 0.5 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 4:22 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Melbourne
UV index: 2.5

UV index for Melbourne: 2.5 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 4:22 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Newcastle
UV index: 0.4

UV index for Newcastle: 0.4 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 4:23 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Perth
UV index: 6.7

UV index for Perth: 6.7 - HIGH
Last updated Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 2:22 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
Sydney
UV index: 0.1

UV index for Sydney: 0.1 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 4:22 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Townsville
UV index: 0.3

UV index for Townsville: 0.3 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 15 December 2018 at 4:22 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

Treatment

 

New Australian national medical guidelines for diagnosing and treating melanoma have recently been released.   The new guidelines contain sweeping changes that are evidence based and have huge potential to save lives and benefit patients.  The guidelines address every stage of melanoma and are easily accessible by both patients and medical professionals, being hosted on the Cancer Council website. This also enables the public to confirm that any treatment recommended for them is indeed best practice.  The guidelines can be found at:

http://bit.ly/melanomawiki

The treatment recommended to melanoma patients depends upon the stage of the disease.  For early melanoma, surgery is usually performed and often that is all that is required.  However if the melanoma has spread to other parts of the body, then other treatments such as targeted therapy, immunotherapy, radiotherapy or chemotherapy may be required.   Click on the headings below to learn more about these melanoma treatments.

Surgery
Immunotherapy/Biological Therapy
Targeted Therapy
Radiotherapy
Chemotherapy