Protect yourself in five ways from skin cancer

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.

Download the SunSmart app at to check the UV where you are right now.

For more information on SunSmart activities in WA choose from the links below:  

Other National SunSmart resources

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Visit the 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.


Cancer Council WA has worked with AVELING to develop an online 'UV and Heat Awareness' training course. Cancer Council WA encourages outdoor workers to complete the course


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