Cancer Council Australia

Annual Review 2014-2015

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Hosting the world’s cancer control experts

Cancer Council Australia was proud to be host of the World Cancer Congress, welcoming 2700 cancer experts from 105 countries.


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Helping Australians screen for bowel cancer

Our public awareness campaign encouraged Australians 50 and over to do a simple test that could save their life.


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Informing Australians about cancer risks at work

Cancer Council proudly hosted a forum and launched new research to raise awareness of cancer risks at work.


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Welcome to Cancer Council Australia’s Annual Review, reporting on our progress and performance for the financial year 2014-15.

As Australia’s leading independent cancer organisation, work undertaken this year covered all aspects of cancer control – including funding research, promoting the prevention and early detection of cancer, policy and advocacy, helping to support those impacted by cancer and providing information to health practitioners.

In 2014–15 our key achievements included:

  • hosting the World Cancer Congress, the Union for International Cancer Control’s leading international event for cancer control experts
  • a public awareness campaign to encourage more Australians to participate in bowel cancer screening
  • shade structures for 45 high schools across Australia thanks to a $1 million grant from eftpos
  • promoting awareness of cancer risks in the workplace.

Cancer Councils and our research partners provided more than $70 million to cancer research across the country and our 13 11 20 support and information team responded to more than 55,000 calls from Australians.

On behalf of our members, the state and territory Cancer Councils, Cancer Council Australia collected more than $9.6 million through donations, bequests, corporate partnerships and royalties from sales of our sun protection products.

Cancer Councils’ major national fundraising events - Daffodil Day, Pink and Australia's Biggest Morning Tea, - raised more than $28.7 million in 2014-15.

A summary of our financial performance is published in the Financial report section, along a more detailed financial report that can be downloaded in PDF format.1

1As a federated organisation, Cancer Council Australia represents the national interests of our eight member bodies, the state and territory Cancer Councils. Due to this structure of earning income on our members’ behalf, our published financial reports only refer to the $10.9 million we use for our own activities as Cancer Council Australia income. They do not include the $9.6 million income we generated from events, donations, corporate partnerships, bequests and licensed products; this income is accounted for in our member Cancer Councils’ financial reports.

This page was last updated on: Thursday, October 15, 2015