Slip into shade

Shade is one of the key steps to being SunSmart to decrease your risk of getting skin cancer.


Shade is a practical, easy-to-access form of sun protection.

Shade can be:

  • natural (shadow from trees or nearby buildings)
  • built (verandahs, pergolas, shade sails, awnings)
  • portable (marquees, tents, gazebos).

Keep in mind that some shade structures will block more UV than others. For more information on shade see [link to new resource] and find a shade funding application here

You can still get sunburnt in the shade, because of reflected UV radiation. For the best sun protection, use all the SunSmart steps - Slip, Slop, Slap, and Wrap.