About Us

Two in three Australians will be diagnosed with a skin cancer by the age of 70, yet skin cancer is one of the most preventable cancers.

Being SunSmart is a simple and effective way to reduce your skin cancer risk. You can find Cancer Council sun protection product in over 13,000 outlets in Australia. Every purchase supports our vital work in cancer research, prevention and support. So, thanks to people like you, we’re making great strides towards our vision of a cancer free future.

Through the sale of Cancer Council sun protection products, together we’ve raised over $15 million in the last five years which has helped to fund research, education and support services.

OUR MODEL

  • Cancer Council partners with leading suppliers to develop, manufacture and license great products that will help keep you safe.
  • We aim to make quality sun protection accessible for all Australians.
  • Every Cancer Council product purchased supports Cancer Council’s vital work in cancer research and services.
  • When you purchase products from our flagship Cancer Council stores, you are helping to contribute even more towards Cancer Council’s work.

OUR PARTNERS

At Cancer Council, we want to ensure every Australian is protected from UV radiation, whether it is at the beach, working outdoors or doing the gardening. That’s why we partner with industry leaders to develop products that suit our Australian lifestyle and our love for the outdoors.

The factories our suppliers use are audited to evaluate factors like fair wages, reasonable hours and safe working conditions. Our policy requires that all production is carried out in countries and factories that can be audited, and that can adhere to our policy which has a zero-tolerance approach towards forced and/or involuntary labour, child labour or human trafficking within the supply chain.

OUR QUALITY

Cancer Council products give you confidence. There is a sense of safety and assurance that you are protected, no matter what your day may bring. Designed to meet Australia’s demanding standards, our products offer the highest level of sun protection.

Australian sunscreens are regulated by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), part of the Australian Government's Department of Health. All sunscreens sold here must meet Australian testing standards, which are some of the strictest in the world. Cancer Council sunscreens are manufactured in TGA-approved laboratories and are tested before going on sale to make sure they meet their SPF and water resistance claims. Each batch is also tested prior to sale.  As well as this, all active ingredients are approved by the TGA based on the latest evidence regarding their effectiveness and safety.

CANCER COUNCIL RETAIL STORES

Cancer Council’s online shop and store locations offer a one stop shop for sun protection products.
Profit from the sale of Cancer Council sun protection products sold in these stores
helps to fund the organisation’s work in cancer research and services.

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