Local government

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 policies, strategic plans and statements.

SunSmart provides resources to help local governments address skin cancer in their communities.

To identify skin cancer as a public health issue and include sun protection strategies within council policies and strategic plans and strategic statements, download: 

For statistics about cancer incidence and mortality in your local goverment area, click here.

To plan and design effective shade for the community , see: 

To implement a sun protection program for council employees :

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

To promote sun protection to the community:

Links & Downloads Format Size
Word document to adapt to make your own SunSmart policy.
docx 763 Kb
Use this checklist to review current policies and practices or to assist with developing a new policy or guidelines.
pdf 361 Kb
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