Current UV Index
Adelaide
UV index: 7.0

UV index for Adelaide: 7.0 - HIGH
Last updated Sunday, 21 October 2018 at 12:50 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
Alice Springs
UV index: 10.3

UV index for Alice Springs: 10.3 - VERY HIGH
Last updated Sunday, 21 October 2018 at 12:50 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
  • Seek shade
Brisbane
UV index: 5.1

UV index for Brisbane: 5.1 - MODERATE
Last updated Sunday, 21 October 2018 at 1:20 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
Canberra
UV index: 6.6

UV index for Canberra: 6.6 - HIGH
Last updated Sunday, 21 October 2018 at 1:20 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
Darwin
UV index: 10.5

UV index for Darwin: 10.5 - VERY HIGH
Last updated Sunday, 21 October 2018 at 12:50 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
  • Seek shade
Gold Coast
UV index: 6.2

UV index for Gold Coast: 6.2 - HIGH
Last updated Sunday, 21 October 2018 at 1:20 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
Kingston
UV index: 5.5

UV index for Kingston: 5.5 - MODERATE
Last updated Sunday, 21 October 2018 at 1:20 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
Melbourne
UV index: 6.1

UV index for Melbourne: 6.1 - HIGH
Last updated Sunday, 21 October 2018 at 1:20 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
Newcastle
UV index: 2.1

UV index for Newcastle: 2.1 - LOW
Last updated Sunday, 21 October 2018 at 1:20 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Perth
UV index: 3.0

UV index for Perth: 3.0 - MODERATE
Last updated Sunday, 21 October 2018 at 11:20 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
Sydney
UV index: 5.9

UV index for Sydney: 5.9 - MODERATE
Last updated Sunday, 21 October 2018 at 1:20 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
Townsville
UV index: 9.3

UV index for Townsville: 9.3 - VERY HIGH
Last updated Sunday, 21 October 2018 at 1:20 pm

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
  • Seek shade

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.

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