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Member Profile: Platypus Australia (Sun, Sea and Safe) Pty Ltd


Our Mission

Platypus Australia’s mission is to educate parents, children and industry representatives of the importance of protecting children against the sun’s damaging rays, trying to prevent skin cancer in later life. UV Protective Swimwear and Rash Shirts with coordinated Kids Bathing Suits will do just that and help avoid future complications!


Platypus Australia was formed in 1996 by two mothers who had first hand experience with applying sun-screen lotion to kids-on-the move! They realised that there was a demand for kids bathing suits and rash guard clothing that would protect children from the sun’s damaging rays and still be comfortable and cool.

Since 1996 Platypus Australia has grown rapidly in the UK and is now expanding in Europe, Asia and the US market. Platypus Australia is internationally acclaimed and was featured in the UK Junior Magazine, “Wish you were here” travel show on UK television, London Science Museum’s exhibition on “Sun and Radiation” and numerous UK daily and weekly magazines.

Today, Platypus Australia continues to serve the high demand in UV protective beachwear, Girl’s and Boy’s Rash Vests/Sun Shirts and UV Swimwear including Baby Sun Protective Swimwear.

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Platypus Australia (Sun, Sea and Safe) Pty Ltd
PO Box 762, Milsons Point, NSW 1565, Australia
Telephone: +61 299 294141
Fax: +61 299 556901
Contact Person: Karel Wheen
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