What Cancer Council Does

Cancer Council is Australia's leading cancer charity working across every aspect of every cancer.  

Every day, we support families affected by cancer when they need it most, speak out on behalf of the community on cancer issues, empower people to reduce their cancer risk, and find new ways to better detect and treat cancer. Find out how we're here for all Australians affected by cancer.


We offer a range of services to support anyone affected by cancer. We help thousands of Australians every year get the support they need answering over 41,000 calls through our 13 11 20 information and support li


We fund more cancer research than any other non-government organisation in Australia. Thanks to the support of our community, we directed almost $60 million along with our research partners in cancer across Australia.


We know that preventing cancer is one of the most effective ways of creating a cancer free future. We develop programs that encourage and empower people to lead healthier lifestyles to help reduce their cancer risk. 


We work with the community to change laws and policies to reduce cancer risks and improve cancer care. 

Find out more about Cancer Council's impact.

Visit your local Cancer Council website for more information on services offered in your area. You can also find information on cancer types including, skinbreastbowelprostate cancer and more there. 

Support services vary across states and territories.

Call 13 11 20 for service information in your state or territory.

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