Calls are being made for New Zealand to have stronger regulations in the solarium industry after the announcement that New South Wales will ban sunbeds by the end of 2014.
The Australian state is the second place in the world to ban sunbeds.
But Dr Amanda Oakley, president of the NZ Dermatological Society, told TV ONE's Breakfast she does not think New Zealand is at this stage just yet.
She said she would prefer regulation of sunbeds rather than banning them.
"We're going to be very interested to see what happens in NSW and whether they manage to progress that, and banning would be great.
"But the first thing is at least to have regulations in this country. The regulations are present in Europe and the US. But here anything goes."
In a survey of 66 sunbed operators, Consumer New Zealand found many are failing to comply with voluntary standards.
Only 11 operators passed the voluntary standards, an improvement of four since last year's survey.
So you think sunbeds should be regulated, or banned? Have your say.