Youth Cancer Centre

A dedicated space for young people and their families at Peter Mac's Melbourne campus

main lounge area of the youth cancer centre

The Youth Cancer Centre is the home of the Victorian Adolescent & Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Service. You do not have to be a patient with our service to access the Centre. Young people and their families can come here to: 

  • relax while waiting for hospital appointments  
  • take time away from the ward if they are staying in hospital 
  • see a member of the Victorian AYA Cancer Service team 
  • attend some of our group programs 

The Youth Cancer Centre features:  

  • a patient and family lounge 
  • a fully equipped kitchen 
  • work/study nooks  
  • semi-private rest spaces 
  • a multipurpose room (used for everything from movie nights to a yoga or music studio) 

It also houses a broad range of information and resources. Young people receiving treatment at Peter Mac can also access or borrow these resources during hospital stays. Resources include: 

  • books 
  • games 
  • art supplies 
  • PlayStations 
  • DVD players and DVDs 
  • VR headsets 

Take a tour of the Youth Cancer Centre: 



We are located on Level 1 of Peter Mac's Melbourne campus. For more information about the Youth Cancer Centre please contact Tara Paris at (03) 8559 6880.  

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