Free SunSmart app

Overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation causes wrinkles and skin and eye damage, ultimately leading to skin cancer.

UV cannot be seen or felt. It is not like the sun’s light which we see, or the sun’s warmth (infrared radiation) which we feel. Our senses cannot detect UV so it can be damaging without us knowing. 

The free SunSmart app tells you when sun protection is recommended for your location using forecast information from the Bureau of Meteorology website and live UV data from ARPANSA.

Available on the App Store Android app on Google Play


  • Sun protection times for more than 600 locations across Australia, providing you with an easy way to find out when you do and don’t need sun protection each day.
  • Alerts you can set to remind you when sun protection times start each day, or set to be reminded about UV on any day of the week.
  • Sunscreen calculator, which provides you with the minimum recommended sunscreen application recommended, based on your choice of outfit. Plus, set a two-hour reminder so you don’t forget to top up. You can add multiple profiles to the calculator to help the whole family keep track of their sunscreen application.
  • Four-day forecast of sun protection times and weather information, sourced from the trusted Australian weather agency, the Bureau of Meteorology.
  • Live UV levels from 12 monitors across Australia (including all capital cities), sourced from the trusted Australian radiation agency, the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency.
  • News page to help you stay up to date with the latest advice from SunSmart. 
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