Cancer Treatment Centres in NSW

Resources for Additional Support

This section on Resources aims to assist all those who have been directly impacted by cancer – recently diagnosed cancer patients, those currently undergoing treatment, those in remission and survivors – their carers, family members, friends and community members who want to be of help and support cancer affected families.

General Cancer

Support Services

Support for specific

cancer type

Support for specific

community subgroups

Mental Health


Translation Support &

Interpreter services



Leading General Cancer Support Service Agencies

Cancer Council NSW 

Australia’s leading cancer charity, working across every area of every cancer.

To learn more visit and to access their services, fill out a form at


call 13 11 20 to speak to a specialist cancer professional. Cancer Council NSW Helpline is a central point of contact for all cancer questions and services. This helpline is staffed by oncology professionals and is available in many languages.

Cancer Institute NSW

NSW’s cancer control agency, established under the Cancer Institute NSW (2003) Act to lessen the impact of cancer across the State.

Extensive information on practical sources of support for individuals and communities provided at

Can Refer

Can Refer is a NSW Government resource that helps find cancer specialists and treating hospitals across NSW and ACT for diagnosis or treatment across all cancer types.

Support Agencies for specific cancer type

Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA)

Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) – is Australia’s leading breast cancer consumer organisation working to provide the very best care, treatment and support

Brain Tumour Alliance Australia

The National Organisation focussed on support for Brain Tumour patients, their carers and families.

Cure Brain Cancer Foundation

This leading organisation works to rapidly increase brain cancer survival and improve the quality of life for people living with the disease.

Bowel Cancer Australia

This is the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and the best care for everyone affected by bowel cancer.

Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation (ACCF)

This is dedicated to preventing cervical cancer and supporting all individuals impacted by cervical abnormalities and cancer of the cervix.

Head and Neck Cancer Australia

This provides education and support to people living with head and neck cancer, caregivers, family and health professionals.

Leukaemia Foundation

This provides practical and emotional support and work to improve the lives of anyone impacted by any kind of blood cancer.

Lung  Cancer

Lung Foundation Australia is a charity and leading peak body that funds life-changing research and delivers support services that give hope to people living with lung disease or lung cancer.

Melanoma Patients Australia (MPA)

This is an independent, not for profit organisation dedicated to supporting and representing those affected by melanoma.

Ovarian Cancer Australia

This is an independent national not-for-profit organisation, supporting women diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

Australia’s leading community-based organisation for prostate cancer research, awareness, and support.

Support for specific community subgroups


CANTEEN (for young people 12-25 years old)

Canteen is the leading organisation in Australia dedicated to providing tailored support for young people impacted by cancer.;


Redkite (for children aged 18 and under and their families)

Redkite is a charity organisation that provides emotional, financial and practical support for families who have a child with cancer.

Cancer Hub

Cancer Hub (Support Services for Families Facing Cancer)

Cancer Hub is a collaboration between Canteen, Camp Quality and Redkite to help families impacted by cancer more easily access the different practical and emotional support services they need.

Can Assist

Can Assist (for people living in rural, regional and remote areas)

Can Assist is committed to ensuring equitable access to cancer treatment and care by providing accommodation, financial assistance and practical support to people from rural, regional and remote areas of New South Wales.

Cancer Resource Directory for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities

Cancer Council’s searchable online library with over 600 publications, videos and websites, providing a wide range of translated cancer information including prevention, treatment and support:. This site provides access to Cancer Council Helpline and to Telephone Interpreter Service. Can be accessed at 

Mental Health services and support

Emergency 000

If you or someone you are with is in immediate danger, please call 000 or go to your nearest hospital emergency department.

Beyond Blue

Talk to a trained mental health professional any time of the day or night. Calls are confidential. They will listen, provide information and advice and point you in the right direction to seek further support.

1300 224 636

Kids Helpline

A telephone counselling support line for children and young people ages 5 to 25 and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

1800 551 800


24-hour crisis support telephone service. Lifeline provides 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services.

13 11 14

NSW Mental Health Line

A mental health professional will answer your call about mental health concerns for you or someone you are concerned about, including children, teens, adults and older people.

1800 011 511

Suicide Call Back Service

National services that provide free 24/7 phone, video and online professional counselling to people who are affected by suicide.

1300 659 467 – Open 24/7

Translation Services

Translation, hearing and speech services

Other Services

Clinical Trials

Cancer clinical trials are carefully designed research studies that investigate a new test or treatment for cancer in people. Trials may look at whether a treatment is safe, its side effects or how well a treatment or procedure works. Some trials look at how well treatments control symptoms or whether they improve quality of life. Ask your doctor or your nurse if they know of any clinical trials that you may be eligible to join. 

The website below gives you information about clinical trials.

SWSLHD – Clinical Trials Support Unit Ingham Institute:

Other sites for information on clinical trials:

Look Good Feel better

Look Good Feel Better is a free, national community service program, run by the Cancer Patients Foundation. The program has been designed to help cancer patients learn practical strategies to manage the physical, psychological and social impacts of cancer treatment.

Home-Delivered Confidence Kits

Cancer patients who are unable to attend a Look Good Feel Better workshop for health, travel or personal reasons, can avail of Home-Delivered Confidence Kit service.

Video guides

A range of video guides is available for those who are not able to get to a workshop, or  have previously attended  but need a refresher.

 To access the service follow this link:

For wigs and headwear

NSW Wig Libraries Please note – all wig libraries require a prior appointment over the phone.

Wellness Centre – Liverpool Cancer Therapy Centre,  (02) 8738 9816

Nepean Wig Library – Esteem Hair & Beauty Spa (02) 4722 3250

Low Cost and Free Meals Directory

The directory is available on line for those looking for subsidised or free meals. Please click on the link below for these services in the different suburbs of Sydney. The directory can also be downloaded.

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