1. What is the SunSmart Program?

The SunSmart Program is designed to protect children from skin cancer. It supports early childhood education and care services, primary schools and out of school hours services across NSW to develop and implement a best-practice sun protection policy.

The “no hat, play in the shade” policy is the minimum safety standard and just the start to encouraging sun-safe behaviours.





2. Is there a cost to be involved in the SunSmart program?

The SunSmart program is FREE! We want all early childhood education and care services, schools and out of school hours services to be able to implement a best-practice sun protection policy and benefit from the resources and information all of our members receive.





3. Can SunSmart send out free sunscreen?

We would love to send out free sunscreen to all of our SunSmart members. However, Cancer Council NSW is a 94% community funded organisation and we, unfortunately, don’t have the capacity to assist schools and services in this way.  

We do offer all SunSmart members 20% off on our sunscreens. If you are interested in this offer please email retail@nswcc.org.au to place your order.





4. Can a Cancer Council NSW staff member attend my school or service and do a talk about sun safety?

Unfortunately, this is not a service that Cancer Council NSW currently offers.

Generation SunSmart is a great way to become a SunSmart educator yourself. It is an eLearning site that contains modules around skin cancer, being SunSmart and sun protection strategies. They can be completed at your own pace and revisited at any time.

Once you have completed all the modules, you’ll be awarded a Generation SunSmart certificate.





5. I would like a SunSmart certificate to display. Where can I get one?

You can download your SunSmart certificate online.

Simply log in and go to ‘My SunSmart’ to download your certificate.





6. I would like some SunSmart resources. Where can I find them?

You can find a variety of resources on our website.

If you would like hard copy resources mailed to you, please complete the resource request form and send it to publications@nswcc.org.au.





7. How do I join the SunSmart Program or renew my membership?

Primary schools

  1. Get approval from your school Principal and a parent representative to complete your application. A copy of the application will be sent to these contacts upon completion.
  2. Update your school’s contact details.
  3. Submit a copy of your sun protection policy to ensure it covers the 10 SunSmart recommendations OR adopt Cancer Council NSW’s Sun Protection Policy.
  4. Agree to partner with Cancer Council NSW to implement a best-practice sun protection policy.

Early Childhood Education and Care Services

  1. Seek approval from your centre director to complete your application. A copy of the application will be sent to them upon completion.
  2. Update your service’s contact details.
  3. Submit a copy of your sun protection policy to ensure it covers the 10 SunSmart recommendations OR adopt Cancer Council NSW’s Sun Protection Policy.
  4. Agree to partner with Cancer Council NSW to implement a best-practice sun protection policy.

Out of School Hours services

  1. Seek approval from your Approved Provider Representative and Nominated Supervisor to complete this application. A copy of the application will be sent to these contacts upon completion. (Please note the Approved Provider is not the same person as the Nominated Supervisor, unless in a private service).
  2. Update your service’s contact details.
  3. Submit a copy of the approved SunSmart/Network sun protection policy.
  4. Agree to partner with Cancer Council NSW and Network of Community Activities to implement a best-practice sun protection policy.



8. I can’t find my organisation when I search for it on the SunSmart website. Can I still apply?

Of course! Click here to contact one of our friendly SunSmart team members.

If you are a staff member, we will assist you in setting up an account. If you are a parent or carer, we will send you information about how to get your organisation involved.



9. I’ve lost my password. How can I retrieve this?

Click here to search for and select your organisation.

Click ‘Forgot password?’ and we will resend the password to your organisation’s nominated email address.



10. I've lost my username. How can I retrieve it?

Please contact the SunSmart team by emailing sunsmart@nswcc.org.au or call us on: (02) 9334 1761.



11. How long does it take to process my SunSmart application?

Your application will be processed within 7 working days.