Australian Government Department of Health
Put on a broad-brimmed hat that shades your face and neckWear sun protective clothing that covers as much of your body as possibleSeek shadeWear wrap-around sunglassesApply SPF30+ broad spectrum water resistant sunscreen every two hours
PROTECT YOURSELF IN FIVE WAYS FROM SKIN CANCER

National Skin Cancer Awareness Campaign

Overview of the National Skin Cancer Awareness Campaign

Summer 2009-10 marked the 4th year of the National Skin Cancer Awareness Campaign, which concluded on 29 January 2010.

The campaign was designed to educate Australian teenagers aged 14-17 years about the seriousness of, and their susceptibility to, skin cancer and increase the adoption and awareness of the five key sun protection behaviours:

  1. Seek shade
  2. Wear sun protective clothing that covers as much of your body as possible
  3. Put on a broad-brimmed hat that shades your face, neck and ears
  4. Wear wrap-around sunglasses
  5. Apply SPF30+ or higher broad spectrum water resistant sunscreen every two hours.
Here you can find out more about the campaign, access campaign materials, and information on skin cancer and find out what steps you can take to protect yourself from the sun.


Click the play button below to watch the commercial.