Someone touching their bare back with spots on it.

Early Detection Saves Lives

The sooner skin cancer is found, the easier it is to treat.

Get to know your skin

Understand ultraviolet (UV) radiation

You can't see or feel UV

Phone app

Phone app

Know what the UV index is before you head outdoors. Whenever it is three or more cover your skin to prevent damage. Use the SunSmart Global UV app to see the UV level based on your location.

Download the app

People covering up from UV

When the index hits 3, cover up from UV

It's great being outdoors, enjoying our beautiful country and climate. But being outdoors means we’re exposed to some of the harshest and most dangerous levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

Learn how to cover up

Protect your community

SunSmart advice, resources, policies and support

Schools & early childhood

SunSmart program membership information and learning resources to help create a sun safe generation.

Secondary schools

Resources for secondary schools to protect students from UV exposure and create UV protection behaviours and environments.


Advice and resources for workplaces to protect your workers from the damaging effects of UV.

Sports groups

Advice and resources for sports groups wanting to play it safe with UV exposure.

Local government

Resources to help local governments address skin cancer in their communities.

Health professionals

We provide evidence-based sun protection and skin cancer support for health professionals.