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Pro Bono Program

The Cancer Council's Pro Bono Program can help you with legal issues, financial planning, small business accounting, workplace (HR or recruitment) advice

Pro Bono Program

We can help you if you or someone in your family has cancer, and you need advice. Assistance is free for eligible clients.

Cancer Council’s Pro Bono Program can help you with: 

  • legal issues
  • financial planning
  • small business accounting
  • workplace (HR or recruitment) advice.

Some of the things we can help with are: 

  • drafting Wills and Powers of Attorney documents 
  • eligibility for early access to superannuation and insurance benefits 
  • mortgage hardship variations 
  • credit and debt issues 
  • insurance claims and disputes 
  • managing workplace issues before, during and after treatment 
  • budgeting 
  • transitioning to retirement 
  • debt management 

Cancer Council will connect you with a lawyer, financial planner, accountant or HR/recruitment professional who will help you. Usually, you will meet them at their office, but if you are very unwell, they may be able to visit you in hospital or at home. If you speak a language other than English, we can arrange an interpreter for you. 

Advice is free for eligible clients. The service is means tested so you will need to complete a financial eligibility assessment to determine if you qualify for free assistance. 

To access this service please call 13 11 20.

Can you help us?

If you are a lawyer, financial planner, accountant or HR/recruitment professional and you would like to join our panel and support people affected by cancer, please contact the Pro Bono Team on [email protected] 

If you are a law student with a passion for social justice, Cancer Council’s Pro Bono Program also offers volunteer opportunities. Our Volunteer Intake Officers generally work 1-2 days per week and get hands on experience in the facilitation of pro bono legal and financial support services to disadvantaged clients.

Interested in applying? Contact the team at [email protected].

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