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Labelling sun protective clothing

Clothing is a great way to reduce your sun exposure but how do you know the clothing you're buying will keep you safe in the sun? ARPANSA UPF rating label with upward trending arrow over a beach backdrop

You look for the UPF rating!

In Australia it’s usual for sun protected clothing to be sold with a UPF rating that shows how well a garment can protect a person from the sun. UPF ratings give consumers confidence that the product they are buying will give them effective sun protection.

The UPF Certification Trade Mark is an Australian government trademark that is often used to identify sun protective clothing. If a garment carries this Trade Mark it means that laboratory testing has been done and we have been satisfied that the materials used to construct that product will provide the amount of sun protection stated.

We issue millions of UPF rating swing tags each year.

Our UPF rating swing tags comply with the Australian standard for sun protective clothing and companies wishing to use them on their products must first apply for a licence to use the Trade Mark.

To find out more about using the our UPF rating swing tags see UPF Trade Mark Information.
To find out more about the standard for sun protective clothing see our Australian and New Zealand sun protective clothing standard page.


Boy wearing goggles and sun protective clothing swimming underwater