Current UV Index
Adelaide
UV index: 5.8

UV index for Adelaide: 5.8 - MODERATE
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 10:30 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
Alice Springs
UV index: 4.3

UV index for Alice Springs: 4.3 - MODERATE
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 10:30 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
Brisbane
UV index: 9.5

UV index for Brisbane: 9.5 - VERY HIGH
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 11:00 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
  • Seek shade
Canberra
UV index: 6.7

UV index for Canberra: 6.7 - HIGH
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 11:00 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
Darwin
UV index: 8.3

UV index for Darwin: 8.3 - VERY HIGH
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 10:30 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
  • Seek shade
Emerald
UV index: 10.0

UV index for Emerald: 10.0 - VERY HIGH
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 11:00 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
  • Seek shade
Gold Coast
UV index: 7.7

UV index for Gold Coast: 7.7 - HIGH
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 11:00 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
Kingston
UV index: 5.1

UV index for Kingston: 5.1 - MODERATE
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 11:00 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
Melbourne
UV index: 2.6

UV index for Melbourne: 2.6 - LOW
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 11:00 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Newcastle
UV index: 8.1

UV index for Newcastle: 8.1 - VERY HIGH
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 11:00 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
  • Seek shade
Perth
UV index: 3.4

UV index for Perth: 3.4 - MODERATE
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 9:00 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
Sydney
UV index: 7.7

UV index for Sydney: 7.7 - HIGH
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 11:00 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat
Townsville
UV index: 11.6

UV index for Townsville: 11.6 - EXTREME
Last updated Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 11:01 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.

Avenel Hats

AMRF is delighted to be partnering with Avenel Hats and working together to help raise awareness and much needed funds for melanoma research.

For fifty years Avenel Hats have supplied both the large and small retails stores throughout Australia with the latest in headwear. Their Headwear collection for each season is sourced from UK, Italy, USA and Asia, combined with their locally made Headwear, the collection is very comprehensive.

Avenel Hats offere a fantastic collection of golf, bowl and sporting hats that offer great protection from the harmful Australian sun and as part of its corporate policy wishes to make a significant philanthropic contribution to the cause of melanoma prevention.

Purchasing a hat with an AMRF swing tag will assist melanoma researchers around Australia to develop the next generation of treatment options and accelerate the development of a cure. Hats are available in all leading pharmacies

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