Community support organisations

There are a range of reliable community-based organisations available to provide information and support programs. We have listed the major organisations below. Speak to your healthcare team for additional recommendations. 

Cancer Councils 

For cancer information and support, call 13 11 20. 

Visit Cancer Council Australia, the national website, or contact your state's local Cancer Council:  

Community support organisation

There are support groups and services for people with cancer, including: 

Please note this is not an exhaustive list. Your local Cancer Council will have an up-to-date list of state-specific services.

Children and young adult cancer survivors 

  • Victorian Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Service, a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals who work alongside cancer specialists at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and beyond 
  • CanTeen, provides tailored support to young people (12–24 years) impacted by cancer 
  • RedKite, offers support for families who have a child with cancer (18 years and under)

Carers of cancer survivors 

Community support organisations’ cancer survivorship care consensus statement 

ACSC convened a number of forums of Community Support Organisations to discuss work relating to cancer survivorship. A major recommendation from these forums was the development of a consensus statement. The purpose of the consensus statement is to articulate the vital role of community support organisations in the provision of survivorship care to Australians of all ages who have been diagnosed with cancer. 

Continue here to read the Community Support Organisations' Cancer Survivorship Care Consensus Statement

ACSC would like to thank all of the organisations that have endorsed the statement.