Current UV Index
Adelaide
UV index: 4.7

UV index for Adelaide: 4.7 - MODERATE
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 9:49 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
Alice Springs
UV index: 4.0

UV index for Alice Springs: 4.0 - MODERATE
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 9:49 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
Brisbane
UV index: 8.7

UV index for Brisbane: 8.7 - VERY HIGH
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 10:18 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
  • Seek shade
Canberra
UV index: 5.8

UV index for Canberra: 5.8 - MODERATE
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 10:18 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
Darwin
UV index: 5.8

UV index for Darwin: 5.8 - MODERATE
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 9:48 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
Emerald
UV index: 8.6

UV index for Emerald: 8.6 - VERY HIGH
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 10:18 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
  • Seek shade
Gold Coast
UV index: 5.0

UV index for Gold Coast: 5.0 - MODERATE
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 10:18 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
Kingston
UV index: 4.5

UV index for Kingston: 4.5 - MODERATE
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 10:18 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
Melbourne
UV index: 3.8

UV index for Melbourne: 3.8 - MODERATE
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 10:18 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
Newcastle
UV index: 7.0

UV index for Newcastle: 7.0 - HIGH
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 10:18 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
Perth
UV index: 2.0

UV index for Perth: 2.0 - LOW
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 8:18 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Sydney
UV index: 6.8

UV index for Sydney: 6.8 - HIGH
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 10:18 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
Townsville
UV index: 5.9

UV index for Townsville: 5.9 - MODERATE
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 10:19 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.

WHO ARE WE?

Established in 2009, the Australian Melanoma Research Foundation (AMRF) is a not-for-profit organisation with the purpose of funding research into a cure for melanoma and providing education and awareness of its risks.

Australia's 'National Cancer', melanoma is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian men and women.  We are working to make those statistics a thing of the past.

 

* FUNDING RESEARCH

* RAISING AWARENESS

 

 

Some photos from the Best Dressed Pet Competition, just one of the fun fundraising ideas by the staff of MGA Whittles.

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