Current UV Index
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Alice Springs
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Gold Coast
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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

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.


Are you passionate about the melanoma cause?

Would you like to become more involved in supporting AMRF activities?

Do you have a story that may inspire others to be sun-safe or get a skin check?

Perhaps your club or business is looking to support a charity or you want to hold a cake stall.

Or perhaps you'd like to quietly make a regular donation.   Whatever it is, we invite you to become a Friend of the Foundation.

Becoming our friend means you can help us in raising awareness and driving the prevention and cure of melanoma.  We can't do it without you.

Simply fill in our secure online form and tick the ways in which you're able to help.

Click here to become a Friend of the Foundation


By becoming a Friend of the Foundation, you will be the first to receive invitations to events, hear of our activities and may very rarely receive an invitation to assist us with an event.  We will also send you our quarterly email newsletter and other occasional correspondence. AMRF will not disclose any of your details to any other party.