For patients, families and carers

For patients, families and carers

Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre

Has general and tumour-specific information, primarily focused on the post-treatment survivorship phase

Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation

ACCF runs community awareness programs and works to support women and their families in Australia who are affected by cervical cancer

Beyond Blue

Information on depression, anxiety and related disorders, available treatment and support services

Cancer Australia

Information on cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and supportive care for Australians affected by cancer, and their families and carers

Cancer Council (operated by Cancer Council Victoria)

A confidential telephone support service for people affected by cancer providing information on treatment, cancer support groups and other community resources

  • Telephone: 13 11 20

(Monday to Friday, 8.30 am – 5.30 pm)


Australian organisation for young people affected by cancer that offers support, information and resources. CanTeen is available for people aged 12–25 who are affected by cancer, such as those diagnosed, their siblings or the children of parents or carers with a cancer diagnosis.

Care Search: Palliative Care Knowledge Network

Information for patients and carers on living with illness, practical advice on how to care, and finding services

Look Good, Feel Better

A non-medical, free community service program dedicated to teaching women how to manage the appearance-related side effects caused by cancer treatment

  • Telephone: 1800 650 960

(Monday to Thursday, 9 am – 5 pm)

Youth cancer services

Youth cancer services provide specialist, age- appropriate treatment and support for young cancer patients aged 15–25. Youth cancer services are provided at five lead hospitals and linked to a network of more than 25 hospitals across Australia.

Each service has a multidisciplinary specialist team of doctors and health professionals who are

experienced in treating and caring for young people with a range of different cancers. They can also provide advice and information about the specific needs of adolescents and young adults with a cancer diagnosis.