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We know that coping with cancer is challenging, which is why we deliver a comprehensive range of support services for all people, affected by all cancers, across every state and territory.

In 2017, we helped thousands of Australians get the support they need answering over 41,000 calls through our 13 11 20 information and support line. 

Cancer Council 13 11 20 is a free, confidential telephone information and support service run by Cancer Councils in each state and territory. If you have a question about cancer, or if you're seeking emotional or practical support, call 13 11 20 to speak to our specially trained staff.

You can also call 13 11 20 to find out about our range of support services for people affected by cancer in your local area, including:


 Transport to treatment  Cancer Council online community
 We understand that travelling to and from medical appointments can be difficult for many people affected by cancer. Our Transport to Treatment service works with the local community and Cancer Council volunteers to help people with cancer get to their treatment.  Looking to discuss your experiences with other people affected by cancer? Join our online community. It's a free, confidential space where you can interact with other people affected by cancer, post diary entries about your personal experiences and find support through connection with other people. Join here.

 Wig service

 Legal and financial services
With the help of trained volunteers, our free wig services offers an extensive range of wigs, turbans, beanies and scarves in a range of styles and colours. These products are lent to people with cancer at no cost, for as long as required while undergoing cancer treatment.  Need help with legal or financial matters? We offer pro bono legal and financial advice for people affected by cancer by connecting them with volunteer lawyers, solicitors, financial planners and financial counsellors in the local community. 


Availability of our services varies around the country. To find out about support services for people affected by cancer in your local area, get in touch with your local Cancer Council or call 13 11 20.

Click on your state or territory below to find more information online.

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How you can help

You can support Cancer Council by:

  • volunteering your time
  • participating in an event or
  • making a donation to help fund our cancer research, education and support services.

This page was last updated on: Monday, April 6, 2020

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