Current UV Index
Adelaide
UV index: 1.2

UV index for Adelaide: 1.2 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 22 July 2017 at 10:00 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Alice Springs
UV index: 2.2

UV index for Alice Springs: 2.2 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 22 July 2017 at 9:59 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Brisbane
UV index: 3.5

UV index for Brisbane: 3.5 - MODERATE
Last updated Saturday, 22 July 2017 at 10:29 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
Canberra
UV index: 0.6

UV index for Canberra: 0.6 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 22 July 2017 at 10:29 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Darwin
UV index: 2.5

UV index for Darwin: 2.5 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 22 July 2017 at 9:58 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Kingston
UV index: 0.5

UV index for Kingston: 0.5 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 22 July 2017 at 10:30 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Melbourne
UV index: 1.2

UV index for Melbourne: 1.2 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 22 July 2017 at 10:30 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Newcastle
UV index: 2.6

UV index for Newcastle: 2.6 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 22 July 2017 at 10:29 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Perth
UV index: 0.2

UV index for Perth: 0.2 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 22 July 2017 at 8:30 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Sydney
UV index: 1.7

UV index for Sydney: 1.7 - LOW
Last updated Saturday, 22 July 2017 at 10:29 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Townsville
UV index: 4.3

UV index for Townsville: 4.3 - MODERATE
Last updated Saturday, 22 July 2017 at 10:30 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen

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.

AMRF Ambassador Glenda Thomson

Glenda Thomson was honoured and overwhelmed when she was named the AMRF's inaugural ambassador at Melanoma March 2015 in Adelaide. The accolade is reward for her tireless efforts to raise money for research and to educate and raise awareness about the dangers of melanoma.

Glenda's son Aaron Thomson was just 27 when he died from melanoma in 2011. After Aaron was diagnosed he made a video warning people about the dangers of melanoma, and the importance of acting on its signs and pursuing diagnosis. In his last months of his life he passionately worked to spread that message, now Glenda continues his work.

Glenda said promoting the video had helped her in the healing process. Since 2012 Glenda has travelled much of SA and interstate, using the video to increase awareness about men's health. She has conducted presentations to a variety of groups including netball and football clubs, from local to SANFL, and even the Crows and Port Power Clubs.

Mining sites have also been targeted along with rotary clubs, universities, hospitals, schools, forums and various other events.

Glenda has gained a lot of satisfaction out of her presentations, particularly because quite a few melanomas have been diagnosed along the way.