Australia is the skin cancer capital of the world. Two in three Australians will develop skin cancer before the age of 70, and every year 2,000 people die from this disease.
Being SunSmart is a simple and effective way of reducing your risk of developing skin cancer. Most skin cancers can be treated if found early. It is important that you learn how to check your skin for the early signs of skin cancer.
SunSmart media campaign
You can view the latest TV commercial below, or visit the Two sides of the sun campaign page for more information.
Download the free SunSmart App
Download the SunSmart app to check the UV where you are right now.
Our top tips to protect yourself from the sun
For more information on SunSmart activities in WA choose from the links below:
- Solarium tanning
- Vitamin D
- SunSmart Schools - Visit our new Generation SunSmart site for teachers, students and child carers. Teachers and child carers can pick up a free resource while students can unlock a great SunSmart game.
- SunSmart Centres
- Sun protection at work - We've worked with AVELING to develop an online 'UV and Heat Awareness' training course. Cancer Council WA encourages outdoor workers to complete the course.
- Sun protection in local government
- Hosting a SunSmart outdoor event
- SunSmart media campaigns
Other related information on our site
Skin cancer - find out about types of skin cancer, how to reduce your risk, diagnosis, treatment options, resources, publications and more.