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On 10 April 2022 the Australian Government assumed a caretaker role. The Government is now operating in accordance with the Caretaker Conventions, pending the outcome of the 2022 federal election. Information on Caretaker Conventions:

Sun protection

Advice on reducing health effects associated with ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure from the sun

Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, with two out of three Australians developing some form of skin cancer during their lifetime. Continuous exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) may lead to premature ageing of the skin and eventually skin cancer. The majority of skin cancers in Australia are caused by exposure to UV radiation in sunlight.

Frequently asked questions

Fact sheets

The following fact sheets provide information on the measures required for protection against the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation (UVR):

Links to key reports and assessments

Sunsmart Campaign

Check out Sunsmart's new campaign, 'When you cover things, they last longer. Same goes for you'. 

Order our free ultraviolet radiation health and safety poster

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Poster with man sun-safety related images and descriptions of sun safety measures