Peter Mac is one of the world’s leading cancer research, education and treatment centres globally and is Australia’s only public hospital solely dedicated to caring for people affected by cancer. We have over 2,500 staff, including more than 580 laboratory and clinical researchers, all focused on providing better treatments, better care and potential cures for cancer.
Our cancer treatment and care services at our main centre are delivered in partnership with The Royal Women’s Hospital and The Royal Melbourne Hospital – all co-located within easy distance of one another.
Peter Mac's Executive team is led by Chief Executive Dr Shelley Dolan
The role of Peter Mac’s board is to steer the direction of our organisation through developing and monitoring strategies and plans, as well as ensuring we meet our obligations under the Health Services Act 1988 and subject to any direction given by the Minister for Health.
Our publications provide more detailed information about our research, the quality of our care, our financial and operational outcomes and how we meet our obligations to the Victorian people.
Peter Mac’s Strategic Directions 2015–2019 set the course for our future.
Peter Mac works in partnership with many organisations and networks locally and across the globe to improve the quality of cancer services and increase the reach, impact, community awareness and sustainability of our work.
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre has resolved to provide leadership and excel as a premier cancer centre among the global comprehensive cancer centres in the effort to end cancer.
70 years ago Sir Peter MacCallum and Dr Rutherford Kaye-Scott convinced the Victorian Government to set up Victoria’s first dedicated cancer centre.
Peter Mac has five centres across Victoria, in Melbourne, Bendigo, Box Hill, Moorabbin, and Sunshine.
Donations and fundraising are vital to the search for cancer cures.
We support the rights and responsibilities of our patients, their families and carers. We will work with you to achieve the best possible outcomes. Using open and honest discussion, we will give you information to help you make decisions about your treatment and care.
At Peter Mac, we care about what you think and what you have to tell us
From 8 August 2020, we will have a new electronic medical record (EMR) to improve the way we deliver patient care.
Our venues service events for between 15 – 225 people, with space for breakout sessions, registration and catering.
Members of the media can contact the Communications team for enquiries about Peter Mac and to organise access to cancer experts.