Current UV Index
Adelaide
UV index: 0.0
Alice Springs
UV index: 0.0
Brisbane
UV index: 0.1

UV index for Brisbane: 0.1 - LOW
Last updated Tuesday, 21 January 2020 at 6:08 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Canberra
UV index: 0.2

UV index for Canberra: 0.2 - LOW
Last updated Tuesday, 21 January 2020 at 6:08 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Darwin
UV index: 0.0
Emerald
UV index: 0.1

UV index for Emerald: 0.1 - LOW
Last updated Tuesday, 21 January 2020 at 6:09 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Gold Coast
UV index: 0.2

UV index for Gold Coast: 0.2 - LOW
Last updated Tuesday, 21 January 2020 at 6:09 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Kingston
UV index: 0.1

UV index for Kingston: 0.1 - LOW
Last updated Tuesday, 21 January 2020 at 6:09 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Melbourne
UV index: 0.1

UV index for Melbourne: 0.1 - LOW
Last updated Tuesday, 21 January 2020 at 6:09 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Newcastle
UV index: 0.3

UV index for Newcastle: 0.3 - LOW
Last updated Tuesday, 21 January 2020 at 6:09 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Perth
UV index: 0.0
Sydney
UV index: 0.2

UV index for Sydney: 0.2 - LOW
Last updated Tuesday, 21 January 2020 at 6:08 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Townsville
UV index: 0.0

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.

Statistics

Melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer has up until recently, been more prevalent in Australia than any other country.   We now share that sad fact with New Zealand. The latest data surrounding melanoma and other skin cancers in Australia can be found in the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's website.

Cancer in Australia 2019-click here for Report

Cancer Council -Latest statistics -click here