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  • UV. It All Adds Up.

    Every year, 2,000 Australians die from skin cancer. Up to 95 per cent of melanomas and 99 per cent of non-melanoma skin cancers are caused by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, or ‘too much time in the sun’. 

    UV can’t be seen or felt, but spending just a short time outdoors unprotected when the UV is 3 or above is enough to cause permanent skin damage. 

    Even if your skin doesn’t burn or tan. 

    Even if it’s cool or cloudy. 

    And the more time spent in the sun, the more the damage adds up.

    Every time you’re unprotected in the sun, you increase your risk of developing skin cancer—whether you’re hanging the washing on the line, or enjoying an outdoor lunch with friends.  


  • Check daily UV levels

    Check daily UV levels

    You can’t see or feel UV, so can’t rely on your senses to determine if protection is required. Download the seeUV app to check daily UV levels on your phone. See when you should be protecting your skin throughout the day.

  • Protect your skin in five ways

    Protect your skin in five ways

    There’s more to sun protection than sunscreen. Protect yourself in five ways when UV is 3 and above. You know what to do; Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide. Read more to bust your misconceptions.

  • Self-check your skin

    Self-check your skin

    You can’t see UV, but you may see the damage it does to your skin. Learn how to find skin cancer early by self-checking your entire body regularly—including skin not exposed to the sun.



  • Today at Cancer Council SA

  • Cancer Council Accommodation

    Cancer Council Accommodation

    Cancer Council SA Lodges provide a home away from home for country South Australians travelling for treatment.

  • Do you have a cancer question?

    Do you have a cancer question?

    Cancer causes questions. Call us for the answers.

  • Donations In Memoriam

    Donations In Memoriam

    Remember your loved one’s life by helping to save others. Find out about our In Memoriam program.

  • Fundraising Events

    Fundraising Events

    We have a wide range of exciting events that give you the opportunity to support our vision of a cancer free future in a fun, easy yet symbolic way.

  • Join the conversation

    Join the conversation

    Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest community events and news.

  • Make a difference today

    Make a difference today

    This month, you can help fund essential cancer support services to ensure no one has to go through cancer alone.

  • Ride2School Day

    Ride2School Day

    Friday 22 March is Ride2School Day. Find out how much daily physical activity your children need, and how active travel like riding or walking to school can help reduce their cancer risk.