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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.

How you can help

The Australian Melanoma Research Foundation is committed to supporting research and education into the prevention, causes and cure of melanoma and skin cancer, a goal which is only made possible by the invaluable donations we receive from individuals and organisations.

The Australian Melanoma Research Foundation is a registered charity established under ATO provisions, ABN 26 429 861 213.

There are three ways you can donate:


1. Via credit card

Click on the tab below to go to our secure page to donate via your credit card. Your tax receipt will be sent to you via your email address. Please email to advise us of the reason for your donation today, particularly if your donation is in memory of someone.


2. Electronic Transfer

Commonwealth Bank

Account Name: AMRF   BSB: 065 125   Account No: 1029 3607

Reference: Your Full Name

Please email to advise us of the transfer date, amount and the reason for your donation today, particularly if it is in memory of someone. Please also provide your mailing address details so that we can post you a tax receipt.


3. Money order or cheque

Please send a cheque or money order to:
Australian Melanoma Research Foundation
GPO Box 4636 Sydney NSW 2001


PO Box 574 Kent Town DC SA 5071


All donations over $2 are fully tax deductable.