Information about Ultraviolet (UV) radiation

How to protect yourself

Vitamin D deficiency

Latest UV levels

SunSmart App for iPhone™

The SunSmart app lets you know when you do and when you don't need sun protection, making it easier than ever to be SunSmart this summer.

The SunSmart app is available for download, free from the iTunes App Store.


The following high resolution image resources may be used in print publications that refer to UV Index forecasts. As per the Bureau's Copyright Notice, we ask that these images be accompanied with a reference, "Source: Bureau of Meteorology".



Map legend:
                     11+ (violet) extreme,
                     8-10 (red) very high,
                     6-7 (orange) high,
                     3-5 (yellow) moderate,
                     1-2 (green) low
                     Protect yourself in 5 ways:
                     1) Slip on sun-protective clothing, 
                     2) Slop on SPF30+ sunscreen. Reapply every two hours, 
                     3) Slap on a broad-brimmed hat, 
                     4) Seek shade, 
                     5) Slide on wrap-around sunglasses.

Check and Protect

It is important for all Australians or visitors to Australia, to look and listen for UV Index levels in local weather forecasts.


You should use a combination of sun protection measures to keep you safe from UV radiation - never rely on just one.

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