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Live UV Levels for Australia

Live UV Levels for Australia

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Kingston (Tasmania)

Tips for Sun

  • Limit sun exposure
  • Use shade when possible
  • Wear a broad-brimmed hat
  • Use and reapply broad-spectrum sunscreen
  • Use sunglasses
  • Remember to
    protect babies
    and children

What does the UV Index mean?

UV Index Definition Chart

Source: WHO, Global Solar UV Index: A Practical Guide (PDF) Linked to another web site


QUT encourages the use of sun protection measures to protect against skin cancers, and has provided the information on this website free of charge for the information of the public.

However, the information on this website is provided for general information purposes only.  QUT does not guarantee the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of that information.

UV index information is highly variable due to cloud cover and other atmospheric effects, and may fluctuate greatly, even over very short periods of time.

The sun protection recommendations provided on this website are based on recommendations published by the World Health Organization in Global Solar UV Index: A Practical Guide (PDF) Linked to another web site.  You should note that those recommendations may not be sufficient or appropriate.

Users should make their own investigations, decisions, and enquiries about appropriate sun protection measures.

QUT expressly excludes all liability arising from the use of the information on this website.

More information about the WHO and UV radiation may be found here Linked to another web site.