Cool and Covered is a world first collaboration of design and health sectors aiming to improving effective shaded spaces and sun protective apparel where Queenslanders live, work, play and learn.

Unlike so many other diseases, medical research has proven that this cancer is largely preventable and detectable early. To do this, we need everybody’s help. Everybody can play a role in their community, school, workplace, sports club and local organisation. We need to create effectively shaded environments that make the healthy choice the easy choice, with better access to sun protective apparel and greater education and awareness, with policies to support this.

Together we can make a Cool and Covered Queensland, where skin cancer rates are dramatically reduced, active lifestyles are encouraged and healthy communities are supported.