Overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation causes wrinkles and skin and eye damage, ultimately leading to skin cancer.

UV cannot be seen or felt. It is not like the sun’s light which we see, or the sun’s warmth (infrared radiation) which we feel. Our senses cannot detect UV so it can be damaging without us knowing. There is a huge variation in UV levels across Australia. The UV level is affected by a number of factors including the time of day, time of year, cloud cover, altitude, proximity to the equator, scattering and reflection.

That’s why it’s so important to check the daily sun protection times for your location each day on the SunSmart app for iPhone, iPad and Android. The app lets you know when you do and don't need sun protection, making it easier than ever to be smart about your sun exposure all year.

click here to download your Free App

• Download the app and select your location in Australia.

• Set up a sun protection alert and receive daily reminders of the times of day sun protection is required.

• Select to receive the alert at the time of your choice or at the exact time the UV is forecast to reach a level that can damage your skin and eyes.

• Use the sunscreen calculator to find out how much sunscreen you need to apply, taking account of your size and clothing.


• Sun protection times > Lets you know when you do and don't need sun protection for any location in Australia.

• 7 day weather forecast > Check the weather for the week ahead.

• Alert function > Personalise the alert function to remind you of the daily sun protection times.

• Vitamin D tracker > Find out if you are getting enough UV exposure for vitamin D.

• Sunscreen calculator > Find out if you are using enough sunscreen.






28th of July 2017. Ballarat Secondary College.