Hosting a SunSmart outdoor event

Event organisers have a responsibility to protect visitors, staff and volunteers from exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. Sun protection is simple but requires some thought and preparation before the event. To guide your sun protection planning, see our tips on hosting a SunSmart outdoor event (pdf 99kb).

SunSmart van

SunSmart vanThe SunSmart Van is the Cancer Council's mobile retail unit which provides skin cancer prevention information and sells sun protection products. The van is suitable for large outdoor events in the metropolitan area with more than 3,000 people attending and can be requested by any community group.

To make a booking request, fax back the SunSmart Van booking request form (pdf, 68kb) or contact our Resource Officer by email or on (08) 9212 4333. For information on details we collect, please see our Privacy Collection Statement (pdf, 51kb).

Sid Seagull costume

Sid SeagullA Sid Seagull costume is available for hire at community and school events. 

To book Sid for your event please contact our Resource Officer by email or call (08) 9388 4363.  A booking hire fee of $60 plus a $500 bond is payable, however, the booking hire fee is waived if you belong to a SunSmart school.  Due to his size, Sid must be collected from and returned to Cancer Council WA, Gordon Basford House, 15 Bedbrook Place, Shenton Park WA 6008, Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 4.00pm.

To make a booking request, please complete the Sid Seagull Costume booking form (pdf, 114kb) and return to the Resource Officer by email or fax on (08) 9212 4334. For information on details we collect, please see our Privacy Collection Statement (pdf, 51kb).

PA announcements

When hosting an outdoor event it is a good idea to regularly remind participants to be SunSmart and protect their skin. Cancer Council WA has developed a range of SunSmart PA announcements (pdf, 394kb) that you can use at outdoor events.

Pre-recorded audio files of these announcements are available by contacting the SunSmart Campaign Coordinator on (08) 9212 4333.

Newsletter reminders

You can increase awareness about skin cancer and sun protection by including a short SunSmart article (pdf, 398kb) in your next newsletter. You may also find these brief SunSmart tips for newsletters (pdf, 578kb) useful. If you would like an article for your newsletter or help to write one, please contact the Cancer Council's SunSmart team by email or call (08) 9212 4333.

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