Sunburn report reveals Central Queensland the state’s hotspot

Source: Courier Mail, February 2017

THE Isaac region, based on Moranbah west of Rockhampton and Mackay in central Queensland, is the Sunshine State’s sunburn hotspot.

Latest results from a Queensland Health survey obtained by The Sunday Mail reveal nearly 70 per cent of Isaac residents were sunburnt at least once in 2015-16, followed by the local government areas of Whitsunday (63.3 per cent) and Mackay (62.2 per cent).

Noosa shire was Queensland’s most sun-savvy region, with 46.6 per cent of residents admitting being sunburnt in 2015-16, beating the Fraser Coast (48.8 per cent) and Barcaldine (49.3 per cent).

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