Current UV Index
Adelaide
UV index: 4.9

UV index for Adelaide: 4.9 - MODERATE
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 10:06 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
Alice Springs
UV index: 5.1

UV index for Alice Springs: 5.1 - MODERATE
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 10:06 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
Brisbane
UV index: 9.2

UV index for Brisbane: 9.2 - VERY HIGH
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 10:36 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
  • Seek shade
Canberra
UV index: 1.9

UV index for Canberra: 1.9 - LOW
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 10:36 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Darwin
UV index: 6.8

UV index for Darwin: 6.8 - HIGH
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 10:06 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
Emerald
UV index: 9.3

UV index for Emerald: 9.3 - VERY HIGH
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 10:36 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
  • Seek shade
Gold Coast
UV index: 7.2

UV index for Gold Coast: 7.2 - HIGH
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 10:36 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
Kingston
UV index: 4.6

UV index for Kingston: 4.6 - MODERATE
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 10:36 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
Melbourne
UV index: 1.5

UV index for Melbourne: 1.5 - LOW
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 10:36 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Newcastle
UV index: 7.6

UV index for Newcastle: 7.6 - HIGH
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 10:36 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
Perth
UV index: 2.6

UV index for Perth: 2.6 - LOW
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 8:36 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Sydney
UV index: 7.4

UV index for Sydney: 7.4 - HIGH
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 10:35 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
Townsville
UV index: 11.3

UV index for Townsville: 11.3 - EXTREME
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 10:36 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
  • Seek shade
  • When possible, stay indoors between 10am and 4pm

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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Research Articles

Research articles and scientific publications can be useful tools in gaining a deeper understanding of melanoma, clinical trials for melanoma and melanoma treatments. However they can also be baffling with essential information buried in scientific jargon and statistics. If you require some assistance in deciphering the information or have any questions about any of the publications listed below or their relevance to you, please contact our CEO Julie Calvert.

 

Published Articles from AMRF Sponsored Research

* Prolonged repeated vaccine immuno-chemotherapy induces long-term clinical responses and survival for advanced metastatic melanoma

* Long-term survival in advanced melanoma patients using repeated therapies: successive immunomodulation improving the odds?

* Clinical Response Rates From Interleukin-2 Therapy for Metastatic Melanoma Over 30 Years’ Experience: A Meta-Analysis of 3312 Patients

* Immuno-Chemotherapy Using Repeated Vaccine Treatment Can Produce Successful Clinical Responses in Advanced Metastatic Melanoma