About the SunSmart Program for Primary Schools

The free SunSmart Program supports primary schools to develop and implement a sun protection policy that minimises student and staff over-exposure to UV radiation, and reduces the risk of skin cancer.

Having a SunSmart policy ensures schools are addressing key areas of sun protection:


  • Scheduling outdoor activities outside of peak UV times
  • Using shade


  • Wearing sun-safe hats
  • Wearing sun-safe clothing
  • Using at least SPF30+ broad spectrum water resistant sunscreen
  • Role modelling by teachers and staff
  • Wearing sunglasses


  • Teaching about sun protection
  • Providing information to the school community
  • Reviewing the sun protection policy every three years

Join the SunSmart Program

4 in 5 NSW primary schools are already SunSmart – is your school?
Schools that join the program receive free support, signage, posters and curriculum resources to help implement best-practice sun protection.
As a SunSmart school, you can be confident you are implementing an approved Sun Protection policy that meets the Department of Education and Communities’ Sun Safety for Students Guidelines.
You can become a SunSmart school in four easy steps!

  1. Search for your school and get sent your password to access your SunSmart account
  2. Seek approval from your school’s Principal and a parent representative.
  3. Review your sun protection policy to ensure it meets our SunSmart recommendations, or you can choose to adopt the SunSmart policy we provide.
  4. Commit to implementing your SunSmart policy and reviewing it every three years.

Renew your SunSmart membership

When schools commit to become a SunSmart school, they agree to renew their membership every three years. Is your SunSmart status up to date?


Primary School SunSmart Contact Details Form

Primary School Sun Protection Policy

Primary School In-Progress application Terms and Conditions