- Personal Radiation Monitoring Service
- Equipment Calibration
- Radioanalytical Services
- Radiopharmaceutical QA
- UV Protection Factor (UPF) Testing
- UV Index Data
- UV Resource Guide
- Megavoltage Photon TLD Audit Service
- High Energy Radiation Beams (LINAC)
- Radiation Safety Advice and Risk Evaluation
- ELF Magnetic Field Meter Hire
- Australian Clinical Dosimetry Service
- National Diagnostic Reference Level Survey
- Australian National Radiation Dose Register
For more information please get in touch with ARPANSA
- +61 3 9433 2211
- +61 3 9432 1835
- email ARPANSA
Current Australian UV Index Data
The UV Index is an indication of the maximum daily level of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) received at ground level. ARPANSA maintains a network of dataloggers situated in Australian capital cities that continuously record the UVR levels. The information is retrieved daily at around 5PM, local time, from the mainland sites and the UV Index for the day is calculated.
This page displays the latest UV-Index reports. Click here to view the UV-Index reports for the previous seven days.
UV-Index for 19 May 2013
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What the UV Index means
Over exposure to ultraviolet radiation can cause short term health effects such as sunburn. Long term exposure to ultraviolet radiation can increase the risk of damage to the skin and eyes which may result in skin cancers and cataracts.
UV Index is a measure of the maximum daily level of ultraviolet radiation (UVR). When the UV level reaches 3 or higher a combination of five sun protection measures (sun protective clothing, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and shade) may be required for personal protection. The UV Index value indicates the maximum daily level of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) and is related to UVR exposure as follows:
|UV Index Level||Exposure Category||Colour Code||Precautions|
|2 or less||Low||You can safely stay outdoors with minimal protection.|
|3 to 5||Moderate||Wear sun protective clothing, a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and seek shady areas.|
|6 to 7||High||As above.|
|8 to 10||Very High||As above.|
|11 or higher||Extreme||As above.|
The UV Index Chart
Further information about the UV Index
Information about UV models can be found on the Australian UV models page.
Refer to the ARPANSA UV information page for other presentations of UV information.
The World Health Organization (WHO) publishes a Global solar UV index fact sheet.
The latest SunSmart UV Alert can be found at the Bureau of Meterology.
Further information about the SunSmart UV Alert can be found at SunSmart.Top of Page