Current UV Index
Adelaide
UV index: 2.1

UV index for Adelaide: 2.1 - LOW
Last updated Tuesday, 31 March 2020 at 9:07 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Alice Springs
UV index: 0.9

UV index for Alice Springs: 0.9 - LOW
Last updated Tuesday, 31 March 2020 at 9:07 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Brisbane
UV index: 5.3

UV index for Brisbane: 5.3 - MODERATE
Last updated Tuesday, 31 March 2020 at 9:37 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
Canberra
UV index: 3.3

UV index for Canberra: 3.3 - MODERATE
Last updated Tuesday, 31 March 2020 at 9:37 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
Darwin
UV index: 2.5

UV index for Darwin: 2.5 - LOW
Last updated Tuesday, 31 March 2020 at 9:07 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Emerald
UV index: 5.3

UV index for Emerald: 5.3 - MODERATE
Last updated Tuesday, 31 March 2020 at 9:37 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
Gold Coast
UV index: 2.6

UV index for Gold Coast: 2.6 - LOW
Last updated Tuesday, 31 March 2020 at 9:37 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Kingston
UV index: 2.3

UV index for Kingston: 2.3 - LOW
Last updated Tuesday, 31 March 2020 at 9:37 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Melbourne
UV index: 3.1

UV index for Melbourne: 3.1 - MODERATE
Last updated Tuesday, 31 March 2020 at 9:37 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
Newcastle
UV index: 4.1

UV index for Newcastle: 4.1 - MODERATE
Last updated Tuesday, 31 March 2020 at 9:37 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
Perth
UV index: 0.4

UV index for Perth: 0.4 - LOW
Last updated Tuesday, 31 March 2020 at 7:37 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
Sydney
UV index: 3.2

UV index for Sydney: 3.2 - MODERATE
Last updated Tuesday, 31 March 2020 at 9:37 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen
Townsville
UV index: 5.8

UV index for Townsville: 5.8 - MODERATE
Last updated Tuesday, 31 March 2020 at 9:37 am

Minimum recommended protection:

  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreen

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

Australian Melanoma Research Foundation researchers

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.

2020 Research Grants

The Australian Melanoma Research Foundation (AMRF) is a not-for-profit organisation with themission to significantly contribute to the prevention of melanoma in Australia and to improvepatient outcomes.

The AMRF will provide funds in 2020 to approved research projects. The number of grants awardedin 2020 will depend on the quality of the applications and the funds requested.

The AMRF will be highly selective in the research it supports. Any proposal to the Foundation for research funding will need to be contestable and show evidence of scientific merit and need withinthe national context.

AMRF will specifically focus on the support of the next generation of melanoma researchers in Australia by providing research grants to post-graduate students and early career researchers.

Support for a post-graduate student can be up to $10,000.

Support for a next generation scientist can be up to $20,000.

The aim of the AMRF’s grants is to support high quality research that is not fully funded throughother grant schemes or from other sources.

Although the proposed work will likely be part of an existing supported research program, theapplication to the AMRF should be for a stand-alone component of that existing project.

Applications for funding will be assessed against several of the following criteria:

  • Publication history in melanoma (by the applicant and/or her/his supervisor)
  • Evidence of scientific merit and clinical need within the national context
  • Proposed dissemination of research findings
  • Broader impact on education and awareness of melanoma
  • Track record of researchers

A Research Advisory Committee (RAC) will provide the Foundation with advice based on recenttrends in the development of treatments for melanoma. The process is covered in greater detail inthe “AMRF Scientific Framework for Inviting and Assessing Grants Applications” which can beprovided upon request, email: ceo@melanomaresearch.com.au.

Research involving humans or animals must be approved by a relevant institutional research ethics committee and will be mandatory for ensuring funding. AMRF funds will be paid to institutions where the research is to be undertaken. A research funding agreement between the recipient institution and the AMRF will be required.

Application for AMRF funds will follow a two-staged process. An initial Expression of Interest (EoI)will be assessed by the Foundation against the criteria listed above, with full applications invitedfrom short-listed applicants.

A completed EOI should be no more than 2 pages in length. The EOI should be directed to the AMRF Chief Executive Officer (Ms Julie Calvert) at ceo@melanomaresearch.com.au by close of business on the due date. Please use the EOI form which can be downloaded here.

Key dates 2020:

Expressions of Interest: Open Monday 10 February 2020: Close Tuesday 10 March 2020

Full applications invited: Monday 6 April 2020

Applicants notified of outcome: Tuesday 5 May 2020