Who we are
Cancer Council Australia is the nation's peak non-government cancer control organisation. As part of a federated structure, we represent the national interests of our members, the state and territory Cancer Councils.
Collectively, Cancer Councils form Australia’s largest health charity and largest independent funder of cancer research.
To realise our vision – to minimise the threat of cancer to Australians, through successful prevention, best treatment and support – we undertake a broad range of activities.
Our evidence-based policy and strategies to improve cancer prevention, detection and treatment, and the care of people affected by cancer, are developed with the advice of a multidisciplinary network of expert committees.
These committees comprise staff of state and territory Cancer Councils with a range of professional backgrounds, co-opted representatives from our clinical partner, the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia, and representatives from other independent health agencies and universities, who contribute their expertise on an honorary basis.
Subscriptions from our members covers the cost of our operational activities. The income we generate, from fundraising events, donations, corporate support and the licensed use of our brand on sun protection products, is returned to our members each quarter and contributes to funding their education, research and patient support programs. Cancer Council Australia is a member-based, community organisation and receives no recurrent government funding.
This section includes information about our history, governance (including profiles of Board members), partnerships and alliances with other organisations, and our staff and workplace culture.
This page was last updated on: Thursday, October 20, 2016