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New SunSmart app update

Have you seen the latest version of the SunSmart app?

With more than 600 locations across Australia – including live UV data from 12 major cities – the app helps you make it easier than ever to be SunSmart.

Find out what's new

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Is your workplace SunSmart?

Now's the perfect time to lock in your health and safety training for the next financial year. SunSmart offers training and education for both indoor and outdoor workers, along with resources and support.

Learn about UV Safety Sessions

Welcome to SunSmart

Australia has one of the highest rates of melanoma diagnoses in the world. Two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70.

Best known for our iconic ‘Slip! Slop! Slap!’ campaign featuring Sid the Seagull, SunSmart has been working to change social norms relating to sun protection since 1981.

Our mission is to reduce skin cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality through a targeted prevention and early detection program. This is achieved through grassroots health promotion work that is underpinned by state-wide media campaigns. Our aim is to target priority populations and improve awareness, knowledge, attitudes and behaviour relating to UV exposure.

SunSmart is jointly funded by Cancer Council Victoria and the Victorian Government, and has been a World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Radiation since 2004.

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Alarming number of infants, children and teens presenting at Victorian hospital emergency departments with sunburn

Friday 24 January 2020

Victorians are being reminded to protect themselves and their families this long weekend as data shows children and teenagers accounted for more than half the number of emergency hospital presentations for sunburn last summer.

Study reveals UV exposure as the most common carcinogen in the Australian construction industry

Tuesday 3 December 2019

A report produced by Safe Work Australia measuring carcinogen exposure in the workplace, shows solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation to be the most common carcinogen construction workers are exposed to, and while the vast majority are exposed to UV on a daily basis, only a handful are using adequate skin cancer prevention methods.

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