Youth Cancer Centre

A dedicated space for young people and their families located on Level 1 of 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.  

Follow us on LinkedIn or Instagram @vicayacancerservice

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