Local government

Shade sails over play equipment

Local government is in a unique position to help prevent skin cancer in communities by identifying it as an important public health issue and addressing sun protection within council’s Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plans (MPHWP).

The below resources are designed to help local governments address skin cancer in their communities.

Further information is available from the Municipal Association of Victoria.

Identify skin cancer as a public health issue

Plan and design effective shade for the community

Implement a sun protection program for council-managed early childhood services

Council employees

Promote sun protection to the community

For support to improve sun protection in local government, including policy advice, OHS presentations and other resources, please contact SunSmart.