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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

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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.

MGA Insurance Brokers

We are delighted to have MGA join us as one of our charity partners. MGA are covering all of our insurance needs and are helping us to minimise financial risk through the provision of appropriate insurance cover.

Established in Adelaide in 1975, MGA now has offices in every mainland capital city as well as key regional areas, providing professional advice to businesses through numerous local and international insurance markets.

Since 2008, the MGA Whittles group has allocated a percentage of profit to be invested into community and charitable pursuits, as part of their "Triple Bottom Line" initiative. In 2014, the MGA Whittles Foundation was created which is the conduit for the groups charitable and community pursuits in the future.