Sunscreen, Perth

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    1st thing you should do in Summer

    by walterwu Updated Dec 20, 2014

    Luggage and bags: Coming from a tropical sunny country where it is hotter, I thought that if I don't get sun burn back home, I should be alright in Perth. Am I wrong.

    Buy a bottle of sun screen or sun block lotion from the nearest store, if you are not bringing from your home country. Even though the weather can be like 26d C and cold when the breeze is blowing, you can still get a nasty sun burn. Before retiring for the night, remember to apply moisturiser.

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    Pack it or else!

    by arianne_1504 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: No matter when you are coming to Perth, pack your sunscreen. You'll be surprised that it won't be the necessarily hottest, sunniest day and you will get burnt to smithereens.

    Miscellaneous: For the same reason, make sure you bring your hat, sunnies and something to cover you up from the sun if you burn easily. Have a look at the website below for information on how to be sunsmart.

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    by stedeb Written Aug 31, 2003

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Don't forget to bring a hat and sunglasses in the summer the sun here is very fierce. If you can't abide a hat at least sunnies!!! We are very casual here you don't need to bring lots of clothes for our summer. In winter a light weight rain coat will be sufficient.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunblock you can get burnt in 40c very quickly.

    Photo Equipment: Don't forget the camera for our beautiful scenery and beaches. There are plenty of film and processing shops here.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: For summer your bathers for our great beaches. Which are not swarming with sharks as many people believe.

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    by Charlie_UK Written Aug 30, 2003

    Luggage and bags: Bring a bag that doesn't fall apart, otherwise the one you subsequently buy in Perth will have lots of dangly bits hanging off it that catch on everything.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring summer gear with no fear - It's the benign climate that makes over a million people choose to live in this isolated spot.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Suncream is number one again - it won't take long in sunny Perth to look like a lobster. Then when you eat out at night the lobsters you see in seafood eateries will remind you of it constantly.

    Photo Equipment: A camera and some film of course.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: A surf board for Cottesloe is not a bad idea. Otherwise the usual cozzie / flip-flops etc.

    Miscellaneous: Shades: The sun is very bright here.


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  • Sunscreen is a MUST

    by canicelim Written May 5, 2003

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Sandals/Suitable shoes for the beach.
    Hiking or other comfortable shoes to explore the outdoors

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunscreen is a must, but you can find it everywhere in Perth - pharmacy, department stores, grocery stores etc.

    Photo Equipment: The price of film is relatively expensive, digital storage material is pretty expensive in Perth as well.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Speedos are a big no-no in Perth. Most guys wear boardshorts.

    Miscellaneous: Australia has very strict quarantine laws, so be aware of what's allowed or not. Don't even think of trying to sneak prohibited items in. They will be found.

    All luggages inbound go through x-ray machines, and like it or not, sniffer dogs are likely to be the first creatures to welcome you off the plane.

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    Sun Screen SPF 15+ or Burn!

    by Gwynneth Updated Apr 20, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: There is so much to see however there are large distances to travel... think about bringing a small backpak style bag so you can travel hands free.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: You will most definitely need a hat and shirt/top with sleeves when you are stepping outside for a day of exploring. We see so many visitors to Australia with severe sunburn because they dont realise how harsh the sun is here.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sun screen SPF 15+ or higher is recommended when ever you are outside and enjoying the great outdoors. The sun and wind in Australia are unforgiving.

    Also, DON'T FORGET your water bottle and sunnies! ENJOY!

    Photo Equipment: Western Australia is so unique you'd be seriously kicking yourself if you finally got here and found that you'd left your camera behind! If that has be your misfortune there are plenty of places with disposable cameras for sale. Just check out Chemists and Food Shops in most large shopping centres.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Western Australia has some of the best beaches in Australia... so make sure you bring your swim suit, hat and sunscreen!

    Miscellaneous: This is a typical warning given to us as a standard:
    "Wear a broad-brimmed hat, a shirt with a collar and sleeves, and 15+ broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen on exposed areas of skin. Try to avoid the sun during the middle of the day, between 10:00-14:00 (11:00-15:00 in daylight saving time), when the ultraviolet rays are at their strongest."

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    by Ankhesenamun Updated Sep 8, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Perth is HOT! And i really mean hot! You should take t-shirt and bikini there. That are two main things. lol

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Well, i heard there are poisoned spiders there. I haven´t seen one, but better take care. Take something against insects. And you should take sun cream (30+), because the sun there is really strong. If you get burned, buy a Aloe Vera Gel. You can buy it in any pharmacy, and it really helps. If not, try to put yoghurt on your skin. It helps definately!

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    by leanne_pearc Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Miscellaneous: Always bring sunscreen espacially in summer, the sun is so dangerous that you will literally be cooked. It takes only an hour to be sunburnt.

    I have lived in Perth and i am still prone to getting burnt.

    Always wear a hat in the sun.

    as Australian's we are very precautious with this issue as the sun is a big killer of people (cancer)

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    by photobf Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen!!!!

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