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Sun Protection

Australia has some of the highest UV levels in the world.

On a sunny summer day UV radiation is strong enough to cause sunburn in just 11 minutes. A UV level 3 and above means that sun protection is required between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM. In Melbourne during autumn and winter (May to August) the UV level is usually below 3 so sun protection is not required then.


How to Apply Sunscreen Properly

For maximum protection, use SPF 30+ or higher broad spectrum sunscreen Reapply every 2 hours or more frequently after swimming or working up a sweat. Use the SunSmart sunscreen calculator to find out how much you need to apply. 

Sunscreen Calculator find out how much you need to apply



Comprehensive Sun Protection includes:

  • SLIP on clothing

  • SLOP on sunscreen

  • SLAP on a hat

  • SEEK shade

  • SLIDE on sunglasses

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