UV radiation

Sun shining through trees

The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the main cause of skin cancer.

You can see the sun’s light and feel the sun’s heat but you can’t see or feel UV radiation. This is what makes it so dangerous – and why it is so important to know all about UV so you can enjoy the sun safely.

What is UV?

The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the main cause of skin cancer.

UV and vitamin D

The sun's UV radiation is both the main cause of skin cancer and the best natural source of vitamin D.

Solariums and tanning

It is illegal to operate a commercial solarium anywhere in Australia.