About the Victorian AYA Cancer Service

Who we are and how we can help

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The Victorian Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Service specialises in the care and support of Victorians experiencing cancer aged 15 to 25 years.

We understand the unique challenges of dealing with cancer at this stage of life. Staying engaged with the people, places and activities that matter to you is important. Our approach is about providing personalised care that is tailored to you and your needs. We consider your wellbeing as a whole, and support your connections to life outside of cancer.  

Our approach is also inclusive of families, including support for partners and peers. 

How we can help 

We can work with you and other health professionals involved in your care. We can help at any point in your cancer journey from diagnosis through to 12 months after treatment ends.  

We offer individual care and support in relation to the following areas:  

  • Diagnosis and treatment  
  • Physical health, exercise and nutrition 
  • School, education and employment support  
  • Counselling and psychology 
  • Music therapy 
  • Legal and financial support pathways 
  • Fertility and sexual health pathways 
  • Genetic counselling pathways 
  • Life after treatment 
  • Palliative care 
  • Referrals to community-based services and supports 

We also offer group programs for young people

Meet the AYA team 

Accessing our service 

The Victorian AYA Cancer Service is a state-wide service. You do not need to live in Melbourne or receive treatment at Peter Mac to access our services. We are a public health service and free (no cost) for most patients. 

In-person appointments are usually held in the Youth Cancer Centre on Level 1 of Peter Mac’s Melbourne campus. You may also be able to have appointments by phone or online video (telehealth). 

You need a referral from a member of your health care team to access our services. Feel free to contact us for more information about what we do and how we may be able to help in meeting your needs.   

Watch this video for more information about the Youth Cancer Centre and our services: 


Getting in touch 

You and your family can contact our team on (03) 8559 6880 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also ask a member of your health care team to do so on your behalf. 

Where to find us 

We are based at Peter Mac’s Melbourne campus, in the Youth Cancer Centre on Level 1. 

Follow us on LinkedIn or Instagram @vicayacancerservice 

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