Adelaide Survivors Abreast
Since 1985, the Dragon Boat SA has had more than a dozen teams competing in regular competitions, with many more competing on a social basis. Website: You may find this list of organisations to be a supportive resource for yourself or a loved one.
Australian Melanoma Research Foundation
The mission of AMRF is to significantly contribute to the prevention, early detection and treatment of melanoma in Australia and to improve patient outcomes.
Australian Men’s Shed Association
The Australian Men’s Shed Association is the national service provider to more than 1000 Men’s Sheds in Australia – providing practical support, specialised services and resources.
Bloomhill Cancer Care
A local Cancer Care facility, established by the Sunshine Coast community for the Sunshine Coast community, to provide care and support for people of all ages living with cancer.
Brain Tumour Alliance Australia (BTAA)
BTAA seeks to provide peer support to people living with a brain tumour and to their carers, their families, and friends. BTAA provides information resources for newly diagnosed patients and can assist with referrals to the most appropriate support services in their area.
Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA)
BCNA is Australia’s leading breast cancer consumer organisation. For the past 22 years, BCNA have worked tirelessly to ensure that all Australians who are affected by breast cancer receive the very best care, treatment and support.
Camp Quality provide services and programs which are created specifically to support children aged up to 15 years, who are dealing with their own cancer diagnosis, or the diagnosis of someone they love, like a brother, sister, mum, dad or carer. Fun experiences, education, specialised cancer care, counselling and a supportive community; in-hospital, online, at school or at the camps.
Cancer Australia was established by the Australian Government in 2006 to benefit all Australians affected by cancer, and their families and carers. Cancer Australia aims to reduce the impact of cancer, address disparities and improve outcomes for people affected by cancer by leading and coordinating national, evidence-based interventions across the continuum of care.
Cancer Council is Australia’s leading cancer charity, working across every area of every cancer. Cancer Council works to support families affected by cancer, speak out on behalf of the community, empower people to reduce their cancer risk, find new and better ways to detect and treat cancer.
Cancer Institute NSW
The Cancer Institute NSW works across the health care system to promote better cancer prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment and care. The Cancer Institute NSW is a pillar organisation of NSW Health providing the strategic direction for cancer control in NSW.
Cancer Voices Australia
Cancer Voices Australia is a national consumer advocacy organisation representing Australians affected by cancer. It aims to ensure the voices of people, their carers and families affected by cancer are heard at a national level. There are also Cancer Voices organisations in most states and territories.
CanRevive Inc. is a public benevolent institution, established in 1995 at Haymarket Sydney, by two cancer survivors and one carer to support Chinese speaking people through their cancer journey. Its aim is to help to minimize the impact of cancer on patients and their families by providing information and emotional support to cater for their cultural and linguistic needs.
Through Canteen young people with cancer in their family learn to explore and deal with their feelings about cancer, connect with other young people in the same boat and if they’ve been diagnosed themselves, provide specialist, youth-specific treatment teams. Canteen works by having young people at the centre of everything they do. Canteen was set up by a group of young cancer patients in 1985 and still have young people affected by cancer guiding the organisation at every level.
Carers Couch recognises the importance of carer wellbeing. That their needs have to be recognised as significant in the healthcare industry. And that independently, no one service could do all this alone. Which is why Carers Couch have created a collaborative ecosystem for the healthcare sector to work together. Carers Couch provide carers of cancer patients access to the most qualified and research-backed resources to help improve their wellbeing.
Hairific Hair & Wig Consultants
Going through the stage of losing your hair often feels as if you're losing your confidence at the same time. Hairific offers human and synthetic wigs, toppers, hairpieces, fringes and toupees to help you feel more like yourself again. It's a small change that can have a big impact on your wellbeing. Hairific has worked with many South Australian Hospitals for just over 27 years.
Head and Neck Cancer Australia
Head and Neck Cancer Australia is the only Australian charity dedicated to providing education and support to people living with head and neck cancer.
Healthdirect Australia provide trusted health services that are easily accessible via multiple channels — helplines, video call solutions, websites, service finders, mobile applications and social media networks. These services are available to all Australians, especially those who might struggle to access face-to-face health services, particularly in the after-hours period and in rural and remote regions.
The Leukaemia Foundation is the national organisation dedicated to the care and cure of people living with leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and other related blood disorders, and to providing support for their families.
Live Life Get Active (LLGA)
Live Life Get Active is a registered health promotion charity that offers free outdoor activity camps, wellbeing and nutritional programmes to help address obesity, diabetes and mental health. The vision of the organisation is to help build fitter, healthier and happier communities right across Australia.
Look Good Feel Better
Look Good Feel Better is a free national community service program, run by the Cancer Patients Foundation, dedicated to teaching cancer patients how to manage the appearance-related side-effects caused by treatment for any type of cancer.
Lung Foundation Australia
Lung Foundation Australia is the national consumer advocacy organisation, representing Australians affected by lung disease.
The McGrath Foundation raise money to fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia. They currently have 162 McGrath Breast Care Nurses, who help individuals and their families experiencing breast cancer by providing physical, psychological and emotional support, for free.
Melanoma Institute Australia
Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to preventing and curing melanoma through innovative, world-class research, treatment and education programs. MIA is a national affiliated network of melanoma researchers and clinicians based in Sydney.
Melanoma Patients Australia
The organisation was founded by two young melanoma patients, Daniel Belcher and the late Brent Grace, and officially launched on 6th July 2006. The purpose of Melanoma Patients Australia is to support, connect and advocate for Australians affected by melanoma and works towards its prevention.
My health for life
My health for life is a lifestyle program developed with State Government funding, available across Queensland. Gaining a new perspective could help you achieve some of your health goals – be they big or small.
Myeloma Foundation Australia
The Myeloma Foundation of Australia provides information and support to people affected by myeloma.
National Breast Cancer Foundation
The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) funds all forms of research into the prevention and treatment of breast cancer.
NeuroEndocrine Cancer Australia
The only Australian not-for-profit medical charity focused on neuroendocrine tumours (NETs). Their mission is to: assist and support patients and carers; raise awareness and knowledge of NETs within the medical community and general public; and encourage and support Australian research in the area of neuroendocrine cancers.
Ovarian Cancer Australia
Ovarian Cancer Australia is a national not-for-profit organisation providing support and advocacy for people affected by ovarian cancer and is the peak body for ovarian cancer awareness and prevention.
Palliative Care Australia
The national peak body for palliative care, Palliative Care Australia represents all those who work towards high quality palliative care for all Australians. Working closely with consumers, members, organisations and the palliative care workforce, Palliative Care Australia aim to improve access to, and promote the need for, palliative care.
Pancreatic Cancer Alliance
The Pancreatic Cancer Alliance is a collaborative voice raising awareness of pancreatic cancer in Australia. Cancer Australia is a Member of the Pancreatic Cancer Alliance.
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA)
PCFA is a broad-based community organisation and the peak national body for prostate cancer in Australia.
Rare Cancers Australia
Rare Cancers Australia is a charity whose purpose is to improve the lives and health outcomes of Australians living with rare and less common cancers.
Redkite is a lifeline for families facing childhood cancer, it provides financial assistance, emotional support and educational assistance to children with cancer and their families as well as scholarships available for specific educational goals.
Established in 1988, SunSmart is one of the longest running skin cancer prevention programs in the world. SunSmart provide leadership and innovation in skin cancer prevention and early detection using a multi-faceted approach. Through long held partnerships, community programs, campaigns and advocacy, the organisation support Victorians to be SunSmart, reducing skin cancer rates and saving lives.
The Radiation Oncology Targeting Cancer Campaign is an initiative of the Faculty of Radiation Oncology of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR). The aim is to increase awareness of radiation therapy and an effective, safe and sophisticated treatment for cancer.
The Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF)
A non-profit, health promotion charity that Mark Hughes and his wife Kirralee began in 2014, after he was diagnosed with brain cancer. He began the Foundation and realised how underfunded brain cancer was in Australia in comparison to other cancers.
Tour de Cure
Tour de Cure raises vital funds to support the researchers, surgeons and clinicians who dedicate their lives to finding a cure for cancer. Through their magical, challenging and inspirational events Tour de Cure raise money to fund the boldest research, the most talented scientists and ground-breaking projects that the organisation believe will have the biggest impact on cancer.
World Health Organisation
A team of 8000+ professionals including the world’s leading public health experts, including doctors, epidemiologists, scientists and managers. The organisation coordinates the world’s response to health emergencies, promote well-being, prevent disease, and expand access to health care. By connecting nations, people and partners to scientific evidence they can rely on, they strive to give everyone an equal chance at a safe and healthy life.