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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.

How you can help


The Australian Melanoma Research Foundation has been made aware of a phone scam in which the caller poses as a representative of the AMRF and asks for credit card or bank details.

Please be aware that this is NOT a genuine operation. The AMRF does not cold-call for donations by phone or in person. All fundraising activities by the AMRF are with reputable and licensed organisations.

If you would like to donate to the AMRF, the electronic payment options on this website are secure and provide you with a tax receipt.

The Australian Melanoma Research Foundation is committed to supporting research, awareness, early detection of melanoma, 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:

If you are making a donation to our Christmas Appeal, please add reference: xmas2019

and Thank you!

1. Via credit card

Click on the button below to donate via your credit card. The link goes to a secure payment page on the website of our online payment partner, Fat Zebra. Your tax receipt will be sent to you via your email address. Please also 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
PO Box 574
Kent Town DC
SA 5071

All donations over $2 are fully tax deductable.