Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) Alliance

Peter Mac is a member of the VCCC Alliance

The VCCC Alliance is a joint venture between 10 leading research, academic and clinical institutions working together to expedite and amplify leading-edge cancer research, knowledge and expertise to improve outcomes for people affected by cancer across Victoria. We work with the whole cancer sector. Doing so improves outcomes for all Victorians affected by cancer. The members of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) Alliance are  

  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre 
  • The Royal Melbourne Hospital 
  • The University of Melbourne 
  • The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research 
  • The Royal Women’s Hospital 
  • The Royal Children’s Hospital 
  • Western Health 
  • St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne 
  • Austin Health  
  • Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) building 

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) building is a $AUD1.1 billion purpose-built facility. It hosts cancer research, treatment, education and care. The Victorian and Australian governments funded the construction of the VCCC building. Generous support from the community through philanthropic donations also helped. The Victorian Government contracted Plenary Health via a Public Private Partnership (PPP). Plenary Health helped design, build and finance the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. 

The 13 storey building was completed in June 2016. It is two kilometres from Melbourne’s city centre and facilities include:  

  • 160 overnight inpatient cancer beds 
  • 110 same-day beds 
  • access to a 42-bed capacity intensive care unit 
  • a dedicated clinical trials unit  
  • more than 25,000 square metres of research space 
  • eight operating theatres and two procedure rooms 
  • eight radiation therapy bunkers 
  • six linear accelerators 
  • 47 seminar and meeting room spaces 
  • three lecture theatres. 

Two covered bridges link Peter Mac with The Royal Melbourne Hospital across Grattan Street. These bridges allow patients, visitors and staff to move between the buildings and facilitate access to Royal Melbourne Hospital’s intensive care unit.  

The PPP manages the ownership, management, and running of the facility: 

  • Plenary Health owns the facility.  
  • Honeywell supported the building process and now manages the building.  
  • Peter Mac runs the facility.

Related links

The VCCC Alliance website


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