Skin cancer campaigns
Since 2005 we have delivered public education campaigns to help to reduce skin cancer across the state, by changing peoples' attitudes to sun safety.
Your Time in the Sun
Our skin cancer prevention campaign for Summer 2016/17 has launched. It will be in cinemas and free–to-air television throughout . Look out for the posters on bus stops.
This video encourages young people to feel what it’s like to have their time around the sun cut short, before they achieve all of their life goals.
It focuses on the consequences of overexposure to Ultra Violet Radiation (UVR) and how it irreversibly damages the DNA in your skin.
Over time this can lead to melanoma, which has the potential to spread to other organs within the body.
Real people. Real stories.
Monica, Lauie and Veronica are living with the results of UV damage.
They are young people who are living with cancer.
They have volunteered to share their stories for the campaign to help influence viewers to protect their skin from over exposure to UV Radiation.
View their stories below.
Stopping Skin Cancer one summer at a time. Be part of the generation. Find out about the campaign.
The Wes Bonny Testimonial Campaign tells the true story of 26 year-old Wes Bonny who died of melanoma in March, 2010. Wes' story demonstrates that melanoma does affect young people. It acknowledges that people know how to protect themselves from the sun, but that they need to be more vigilant about it.
The Dark Side of Tanning Campaign demonstrates the dangers of tanning and the damage that can happen to skin even before it starts to show signs of burning.
The Cancer Institute NSW and the Cancer Council NSW implemented a melanoma awareness campaign in summer 2006/07. The campaign aimed to raise awareness of the importance of sun protection.
In summer 2005/06, Bondi lifesavers delivered the message that melanoma kills and the importance of using sun protective measures that reduce one's risk of melanoma.