Cancer Council is a non-government, community-funded organisation. It is only with the support of the Australian community – through donations, bequests, fundraising and volunteering – that we can maintain our vital work in research, prevention, advocacy and support for people affected by cancer. We do not receive any ongoing government funding, only funding for specific projects.
Our corporate and workplace giving partners are vitally important supporters of our work. We also receive income from sales and royalties of Cancer Council's range of sun protection products.
This year, Cancer Council Australia coordinated national corporate support, merchandise and marketing materials for our iconic nation-wide fundraising events: Australia's Biggest Morning Tea in May, Daffodil Day in August, and Girls’ Night In, held in October. We also manage the digital fundraising platform and provide digital marketing support for Relay For Life events across Australia.
Subscriptions from our member organisations, the state and territory Cancer Councils, cover the cost of our operational activities. Income from fundraising events, donations, corporate partnerships and the sale of licensed sun protection products is directed to our members each quarter to help fund their prevention, research and support programs.
This page was last updated on: Thursday, December 21, 2017