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School Membership

Criteria to join the SunSmart Schools Program:

  • Most or all students wear sun protective hats all year, or when the UV Index is 3 and above
  • Sunscreen is available throughout the school and its use is supported
  • Outdoor events are rescheduled to avoid peak UV times
  • UV protection is encouraged through teacher and parent role modelling and classroom activities
  • The school has sufficient shade or is working towards increasing shade within the outdoor playgrounds
  • The school uniform/dress code includes UV protective items (e.g. shirts with collars, longer sleeves)
  • The school has a UV protection policy that meets Cancer Council WA criteria

Follow these easy steps to renew or apply for new SunSmart membership: 

  1. Check the SunSmart membership status of your school
  2. Review the UV Sun Protection Best Practice Guidelines for WA Schools
  3. Develop a UV Sun Protection Policy or update the existing one. A SunSmart Schools sample policy is available to download and adapt
  4. Register below to become a SunSmart School and upload your policy
  5. SunSmart will review your application and policy

Once approved, you will receive an exclusive link to order free hardcopy resources. Please note, new members receive a free SunSmart sign.
Cancer Council WA requires SunSmart Schools to review their UV Sun Protection Policy every three years to maintain their SunSmart membership.
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For more information, contact the SunSmart Education Program Coordinator (08) 9388 4351 or email

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