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

  • Telephone: (03) 9656 5207
  • Website

Australasian Sarcoma Study Group

A national cooperative cancer clinical research group that coordinates large-scale multi-centred sarcoma trials. ASSG houses ‘Sarcoma Australia’ – a collaborative of community organisations that provide support and information for people with sarcoma

  • Telephone: 1800 177 657

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

A confidential telephone support service for people affected by cancer that provides 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

Cancer Voices Australia

An alliance of cancer consumer organisations that works together on national issues for people affected by cancer

Care Search: Palliative Care Knowledge Network

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

  • Telephone: (08) 7221 8233
  • Website

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.