2023 media releases

SunSmart Victoria's Plea: Protect Yourself This Summer to Avoid Sunburn-Related Emergency Visits

Thursday 21 December 2023
SunSmart Victoria is warning Victorians that between November and February, we are 11.5 times more likely to require emergency assistance because of sunburn compared to the rest of the year (March - October).

Cut Down Your Cancer Risk This Summer

Tuesday 5 December 2023
As the summer sun shines brightly, regular habits can drop off, Cancer Council Victoria gently reminds Victorians to take simple yet effective steps to cut down their cancer risk while enjoying this summer’s festivities.

Outdoor workers exposed to up to 10 times more UV than indoor workers

Monday 4 December 2023
SunSmart warns Victorians working outdoors they could be exposed to up to 10 times more UV exposure yearly than indoor workers, placing them at higher risk of skin damage and cancer, including melanoma.

SunSmart launches new campaign to call out risk of skin cancer so Victorians ‘Don’t Let Cancer In'

Tuesday 14 November 2023
SunSmart Victoria’s new hard-hitting campaign is calling on Victorians not to be complacent when it comes to sun protection, as experts claim we must stay focused on addressing the risks associated with UV radiation across the state.

Take charge of your skin's health: SunSmart calls on Victorian men to check their skin

Wednesday 14 June 2023
SunSmart is issuing a crucial call to action for all Victorians, especially men, to prioritise their skin health by conducting regular skin checks following new data which shows less than a quarter of Victorian men check their skin.

New data leaves SunSmart urging Victorians to slap on a hat and slide on sunglasses to protect themselves from the UV

Thursday 16 March 2023
SunSmart is encouraging Victorians to slip, slop, slap, seek shade and slide on sunglasses, when enjoying the outdoors in these Autumn months, as ultraviolet (UV) radiation is expected reach high levels across the state.

Too many young Victorians requiring emergency medical treatment for sunburn

Friday 24 February 2023
Last year was the third-highest year on record with 344 emergency presentations to Victorian hospitals for sunburn.

SunSmart’s new global UV app a serious game changer to combat high skin cancer rates in Australia

Wednesday 18 January 2023
SunSmart brings new technology to combat skin cancer with the launch of the SunSmart Global UV app to address Australia’s high skin cancer rates, with approximately two in three Australians diagnosed with skin cancer during their lifetime.

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