These organisations provide cancer information and support, advocacy and policy, palliative care and cancer trial information.

Cancer information and support organisations

Breast Cancer Network Australia

Breast Cancer Network Australia is a national organisation for Australians affected by breast cancer.


CanTeen provides support services, counselling and information to young people aged 12-24 who are dealing with their own, or a close family member's, cancer. 

Cancer Council NSW

Cancer Council NSW provides information and support for people with cancer, their carers, family and friends. For information and support by a qualified health professional, phone the Cancer Council on 13 11 20 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm). 

There are also online directories: one for patient support and information and another for resources and publications

Leukaemia Foundation

Leukaemia Foundation is the national organisation committed to the care and cure of people living with leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and other blood disorders, and to providing support for their families.

Lung Foundation Australia

Lung Foundation Australia is a national organisation that supports research, provides fact sheets, trains health professionals, and improves community awareness.

Myeloma Foundation of Australia

Myeloma Foundation of Australia provides support, education, information and research for those affected by multiple myeloma.

Ovarian Cancer Australia

Ovarian Cancer Australia is a not-for-profit national organisation that provides support and advocacy for people affected by ovarian cancer.

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia is a community organisation that is committed to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their partners and families.

Rare Cancer Australia

Rare Cancer Australia is a charity that aims to improve awareness, provide support and treatment of Australians with rare and less common cancers. Their key focus areas include creating an online patient community, providing patient support programs, peer to peer fundraising, treatment and research, and early diagnosis through awareness raising initiatives.

Palliative care

Palliative care organisations help improve the quality of life for people diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, their carers, families and friends.

Palliative Care Australia

Palliative Care Australia is the peak national body for palliative care in Australia. On their website is a directory of services which allows you to search for palliative care services Australia.

Palliative Care NSW is the state-based palliative care organisation for New South Wales.

NSW Paediatric Palliative Care Programme

The NSW Paediatric Palliative Care Programme provides support for families who are caring for a child with a life-limiting illness. Support includes home visits by the palliative care team, coordination of home care, information on respite options, providing school visits and bereavement support.

Cancer trials

Australian Government Cancer Trials

Find cancer research trials being conducted in Australia on Australian Cancer Trials. This database is run by Cancer Australia.

Government organisations

Cancer Australia

Cancer Australia is the national cancer control organisation set up by the Australian Government. It provides information on the disease, research and clinical trials.

Cancer Institute NSW

Cancer Institute NSW is Australia's first state wide, government funded cancer control organisation. The Cancer Institute NSW is a part of the Ministry of Health NSW.

Health Care Complaints Commission

The Health Care Complaints Commission is an independent body responsible for dealing with complaints about public and private health service providers in New South Wales. The Commission receives and assesses complaints, investigates and assists in the resolution of complaints, and prosecutes serious complaints. 

Ministry of Health NSW

Ministry of Health NSW is the state government body in charge of administering health care across New South Wales.

Advocacy Organisations

Advocacy organisations help improve the cancer experience by being a voice of people affected by cancer, their carers, family and friends.

Cancer Voices Australia

Cancer Voices Australia is an independent organisation that advocates for people affected by cancer and works to improve the cancer experience for Australians, their families and friends.

Cancer Voices NSW

Cancer Voices NSW is the New South Wales branch of Cancer Voices Australia.

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