About the SunSmart Program for Out of School Hours

Services are ideally placed to play a leading role in the reduction of future skin cancer rates because:

 Significant UV exposure occurs during childhood and adolescence

 For many months of the year, sun protection behaviour is still required after school hours when the UV is above 3

 Services can create sun-safe environments and influence sun protection behaviours through education and role modelling.

SunSmart CCNSW and Network of Community Activities have partnered to promote best practice sun protection policy and practices in the Out of School Hours sector in NSW.

Executive Officer of Network of Community Activities, Robyn Monro Miller says:

“Network of Community Activities is delighted to be partnering with Cancer Council NSW to deliver a SunSmart policy to all our Out of School Hours services. A key part of this policy is enabling children to take leadership roles in managing sun protection, giving them knowledge and initiatives to last a lifetime.”

The SunSmart Out of School Hours Policy

Each service is responsible for developing, putting into action and regularly reviewing the approved SunSmart policy for Out of School Hours.

Cancer Council NSW Out of School Hours SunSmart Policy

The SunSmart policy ensures services are addressing 10 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 SPF 30+ broad-spectrum water-resistant sunscreen

 Role modelling by teachers and staff

 Wearing sunglasses


 Teaching about sun protection

 Providing information to the school community

 Reviewing your school’s sun protection policy every three years.

For policy support or advice, you can also contact SunSmart.


Join the SunSmart Program

You can become a SunSmart service in three easy steps!

  1. Complete the Contact Details Form
  2. Sign a copy of the Cancer Council NSW SunSmart policy
  3. Email your completed forms to sunsmart@nswcc.org.au

Renew your SunSmart membership

SunSmart membership is valid for three years. You can check your current SunSmart status and renew here. All services must have a current sun protection policy.