About Platypus Australia

Producers of high quality, fashionable UV Protective Swimwear, Girl’s and Boy’s Rash Guards, Kids’ bathing suits and Sun Protective Swimwear, including matching Beachwear and Rash Shirts, also know as Rashies, Sun Shirts, Swim Shirts and UV Shirts.Platypus Australia’s UV Swimwear is Surf inspired for Boy’s and Girl’s in three age groups namely Babies, Children 2-8 and Youth 10-14.Platypus Australia swimwear is Export ready.

Platypus Australia’s Sun Safe Swimwear and Rash Guards and Swim Shirts ensures the wearer maximum sun protection, blocking out at least 97.5% of harmful ultraviolet radiation, meeting the strict criteria’s of both the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) and the British Standard for ultraviolet radiation.Designed to mix-and-match, the UV protective swimwear and Rash Guards are for kids who like to be active, comfortable and stylish and yet, protected from the sun.

Platypus Australia strives to achieve high quality garments and sun protective swimwear with good fit, at affordable prices, backed by fast and friendly service.

Platypus Australia is made with LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ because of it’s amazing shape-retention, maximum breathability and most importantly it’s ultra chlorine resistance properties. LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ is a registered trademark of INVISTA.

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!

History

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.