SunSmart Program Overview

“SunSmart’s mission is to reduce skin cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality through a targeted prevention and early detection program.”

SunSmart provides advice for sports including links and downloads to SunSmart sports policy, guidelines, factsheets, a shade audit and interactive tools, posters and videos.

Many Victorians would be familiar with SunSmart’s important sun protection message that has been delivered by Sid the Seagull since the 1980’s to Slip! Slop! Slap! and more recently to Seek! and Slide!

  1. Slip on sun protective clothing that covers as much of your body as possible
  2. Slop on SPF30 (or higher) broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen, at least 20 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply every two hours when outdoors or more often if perspiring or swimming
  3. Slap on a broad-brimmed hat that shades your face, neck and ears
  4. Seek shade
  5. Slide on sunglasses.

Click on the following links to see a range of resources available on the SunSmart website to assist your sporting organisation in implementing UV protection: