2016 media releases

Slip, slop, slack leaves Victorians red-faced

Monday 21 November 2016
New Cancer Council research shows fewer Victorians are using hats to protect themselves from the sun and, as a result, are getting sunburnt on their face, head, nose or ears.

Victorians ignore skin cancer risk, as state-wide campaign warns 'all UV damage adds up'

Tuesday 15 November 2016
A new study has found Victorians know the dangers of sunburn and tanning, but half of us still aren't using sun protection every day in summer, despite data showing almost 100,000 skin cancers were treated in a single year.

Black-market' fears quashed as study finds Victorian solarium ban a success

Thursday 22 September 2016
Yesterday's first successful prosecution of illegal tanning operations follows the publication of a new study that shows the ban on commercial solariums has led to a dramatic reduction in the availability of tanning machines in Victoria.

Survey shows more than 1/3 Victorian adults confused about sunburn, as SunSmart season arrives

Thursday 1 September 2016
Victorians are being asked to think UV, not heat, after Cancer Council's National Sun Survey showed more than a third of adults are still confused about what causes sunburn.

Outdoor workers exposed to skin cancer risk on the job

Monday 6 June 2016
Employers in the construction and agriculture industries may be at risk of neglecting their legal responsibilities by failing to protect workers from ultraviolet (UV) radiation, as highlighted by a new study.

SunSmart warning for snow visitors – don't be fooled by frost or 'windburn'

Wednesday 1 June 2016
Victorians headed to the snow this winter are being warned not to pack away their sun protection just yet.

SunSmart asks secondary school students to 'keep your hat on'

Wednesday 27 January 2016
SunSmart is encouraging Victorian secondary school students to continue the hat wearing habits established in their primary school years.