- Personal Radiation Monitoring Service
- Equipment Calibration and Testing
- Radioanalytical Services
- ELF Magnetic Field Meter Hire
- UV Protection Factor (UPF) Testing
- UV Data
- Buyer's Guide for Sun Protection
- Radiation Safety Advice and Risk Evaluation
- Australian Clinical Dosimetry Service
- National Diagnostic Reference Level Survey
- Australian National Radiation Dose Register (ANRDR)
- Radiotherapy Calibrations
For more information please get in touch with ARPANSA
- +61 3 9433 2211
- +61 3 9432 1835
- email ARPANSA
|UV Index Webpages
Australian UV Levels for Mobile Phones
If you have a mobile phone with Internet access and a web browser you can view the latest UV levels at http://www.arpansa.gov.au/uvindex/realtime/wml/uvl.htm.
The display presents instantaneous recorded UV levels for capital cities in Australia, adjusted for daylight saving if applicable. The UV data is collected continuously by a detector that responds to UV in a manner similar to human skin.
What the UV levels meanThe UV level can be related to ultraviolet radiation exposure as follows:
|UV Level||Exposure Risk||Colour Code||Sun Protection Measures|
|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.|
How to be sun aware
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 comprehensive information on UV radiation and the UV Index.
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