Current UV Index
Adelaide
UV index: 0.3

UV index for Adelaide: 0.3 - LOW
Last updated Tuesday, 31 March 2020 at 7:36 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Alice Springs
UV index: 0.2

UV index for Alice Springs: 0.2 - LOW
Last updated Tuesday, 31 March 2020 at 7:36 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Brisbane
UV index: 0.8

UV index for Brisbane: 0.8 - LOW
Last updated Tuesday, 31 March 2020 at 8:06 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Canberra
UV index: 0.7

UV index for Canberra: 0.7 - LOW
Last updated Tuesday, 31 March 2020 at 8:06 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Darwin
UV index: 0.2

UV index for Darwin: 0.2 - LOW
Last updated Tuesday, 31 March 2020 at 7:36 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Emerald
UV index: 1.4

UV index for Emerald: 1.4 - LOW
Last updated Tuesday, 31 March 2020 at 8:06 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Gold Coast
UV index: 1.2

UV index for Gold Coast: 1.2 - LOW
Last updated Tuesday, 31 March 2020 at 8:06 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Kingston
UV index: 0.5

UV index for Kingston: 0.5 - LOW
Last updated Tuesday, 31 March 2020 at 8:06 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Melbourne
UV index: 0.8

UV index for Melbourne: 0.8 - LOW
Last updated Tuesday, 31 March 2020 at 8:06 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Newcastle
UV index: 1.3

UV index for Newcastle: 1.3 - LOW
Last updated Tuesday, 31 March 2020 at 8:06 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Perth
UV index: 0.0
Sydney
UV index: 1.0

UV index for Sydney: 1.0 - LOW
Last updated Tuesday, 31 March 2020 at 8:06 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Townsville
UV index: 1.5

UV index for Townsville: 1.5 - LOW
Last updated Tuesday, 31 March 2020 at 8:06 am

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
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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.

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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.

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