The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the major cause of skin cancer.
Australia has some of the highest UV levels in the world: in fact UV radiation is strong enough to cause sunburn in just 11 minutes on a fine January day.
In Victoria, the average UV is above 3 from September until April and sun protection is required during the daily sun protection times. The average UV is below 3 from May until August, so sun protection is not required.
SunSmart Victoria, 615 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria, 3004, Australia. Phone +61 (03) 9514 6419 Fax +61 (03) 9514 6804.