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Sun Sound makes a splash in NSW!

Sun Sound is a catchy five second jingle designed to be played at regular intervals on loud speakers at beaches, pools and sports grounds. It’s a friendly reminder to protect your skin from the sun.

Sun Sound was produced by renowned Australian musician Ben Lee. Sun Sound's launch in summer 2009 attracted widespread national and international media coverage. Sun Sound has been internationally recognised for creative innovation at award ceremonies in New York, London, France and Australia. This summer, Sun Sound is expanding to select areas across Australia. To get involved or find out if the Sun Sound is playing near you, contact your local Cancer Council office.Read more

Getting started with Sun Sound in NSW

Join the many other supporters playing Sun Sound!

  • Step 1. Check if you are eligible and request a Sun Sound CD by emailing your details to
  • Step 2. Broadcast over your PA system, or play into a megaphone every hour from 11am to 3pm (daylight saving time) during summer at your outdoor venues and events
  • Step 3. Ensure your staff are aware of the Sun Sound and what it means
  • Step 4. Promote Sun Sound to your local community by ordering and distributing the free promotional materials available. Download Sun Sound Guide for other handy tips.
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Latest News

“Beach Radio – the Sound of the Sun” blasts Sun Sound across NSW radio stations


Cancer Council NSW is proudly partnering with Beach Radio to promote and broadcast the Sun Sound across Bondi Beach FM, Manly Beach FM, Cronulla Beach FM, Coogee Beach FM, Newcastle Beach FM and Maroubra Beach FM in the 2014/15 summer.

We’re thrilled that Beach Radio will be playing the Sun Sound to remind radio-listening beachgoers to use sun protection when they are enjoying their summer break. We’ll also continue to broadcast the Sun Sound hourly over loud speakers at more than 60 pools and beaches this summer as your friendly reminder to protect yourself from the sun. So remember, when you Hear Sun Sound, Be Sun Sound. 

To find out more about Beach Radio, visit:

NSW beaches first in Australia to get connected to the Sun Sound Hot Spot


This summer, Cancer Council NSW is launching the Sun Sound Hot Spot – a Sun Sound Wi-Fi van that will visit seven popular NSW beaches in January 2014.

Beach-goers will no longer rely on their own mobile data to stay connected with their friends. Beach-goers can connect to the Wi-Fi via a Sun Sound smartphone app, which will also remind you to slip, slop, slap, seek and slide by playing the Sun Sound jingle and sending reminders throughout the day.

Cancer Council NSW  will be  giving away freebies like JB Hi Fi and City Beach vouchers and the chance to win PS4s and a PS Vita throughout summer too. So, come on down to your local beach to get your free Wi-Fi and chance to pick up some of the great prizes on offer:

North Wollongong Beach – 16 January
Manly Beach – 17 January
Coogee Beach – 18 January
North Cronulla Beach – 19 January
Park Beach, Coffs Harbour – 21 January
Main Beach, Byron Bay – 22 January
Nobbys Beach, Newcastle – 26 January

You can also get involved by entering the Slip, Slop, Snap photo sharing competition on our Facebook page!

CCNSW Sun Sound Pics Jan 2013 for Jan EDM 1- version 2

Sun Sound makes headlines!


Whilst we were enjoying our summer holidays, the Sun Sound campaign was in full swing. Our Olympian ambassadors, David Smith and Nina Curtis, have been making their way around NSW spreading the word about Sun Sound, and making headlines in state and regional news.

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Gearing up for Sun Sound season!


With summer just around the corner, Sun Sound season is almost here!  Stay tuned for this summer’s exciting new campaign featuring London 2012 Olympians, set to go live in mid December.

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Sun Sound partners with Tennis NSW!


The Tennis NSW Get into Tennis information booth was a popular attraction with spectators both young and old alike. Air conditioning and lounges provided spectators with the chance to cool down, re apply sunscreen and read about the Sun Sound campaign.

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And the winner is…


Sun Sound has received national and international recognition for creative innovation and excellence. In 2010 Sun Sound was awarded a gold award at the CLIO Advertising Awards in New York, two silver awards at the prestigious Cannes Advertising Festival in France and three silver awards at the Australian Outdoor Media Awards. In 2011, Sun Sound was recognised for marketing excellence at the Marketing Institute of Australia.
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Councils set for Sun Sound season!


Sun Sound is gaining momentum this summer with more and more Councils coming on board.  Already playing far and wide across NSW, from Manly to Cronulla, and Broken Hill to Bourke, Sound is now being rolled out at select areas in other states and territories.
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