- Sun safety
- About skin cancer
- Causes of skin cancer
- Check for signs and symptoms of skin cancer
- Preventing skin cancer
- Vitamin D
- UV alert
- Nanoparticles and sunscreen
- SunSmart position statements
- Cancer Council Shop
- SunSmart schools and early childhood programs
- Sun protection in the workplace
- Campaigns and events
- Nutrition and physical activity
- Smoking and tobacco
- Reduce your risk
- Early detection
Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. In 2011, more than 2000 Australians died from this almost entirely preventable disease.
Fortunately, being SunSmart is a simple and effective way to reduce your risk of developing skin cancer.
Cancer Council provides guidance on how much sun you need and how to protect yourself from getting too much sun exposure. We also offer a range of high quality, affordable sun protection products to help keep you safe from the sun's damaging UV rays.
For in-depth information and statistics, visit Skin cancer statistics and issues. For details on SunSmart activities in your local area, click on your state or territory in the map below:
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Find out which skin types are most at risk of skin cancer and how it could effect you.
More about check for signs and symptoms of skin cancer
Access resources on reducing skin cancer risk at schools.
More about sunsmart schools and early childhood programs
This page was last updated on: Thursday, July 16, 2015