What we do

National Cancer Foundation is a charitable organisation working to reduce cancer in the community while assisting those already affected by cancer.

Our objectives, as described in our constitution, are:

  • To educate and increase community awareness and understanding about cancer and the measures considered to reduce the risk and contribute to the prevention of cancer
  • To provide accommodation for cancer patients and/or their families during treatment periods
  • To provide employment for disadvantaged individuals, whether from physical, psychological, sociological, financial or social causes
  • To fund scientific and/or medical research to investigate prevention, causes and treatment of cancer
  • To provide financial assistance to cancer patients and/or their families for any purpose considered beneficial, whether physically or therapeutically, for their treatment or recovery
  • To fund the purchase of equipment to be used in research, diagnosis and/or treatment of cancer at hospitals, research institutions or treatment facilities

Our education program is already in place, and expanding. We have teams of advocates in Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle and Brisbane, who go door-to-door, offering general information about cancer, its causes and treatments. Their activities also stimulate discussion of cancer, and normalise it to reduce the stigma of talking openly about cancer. We have a telemarketing program, which allows people to interact with us in a more anonymous way, and allows us to contact people outside the capital cities. We are also pleased to have started placing small information stands in shopping centres and high traffic areas in some capital cities, offering information about cancer and the other programs we offer. Of course, our advocates are also happy to accept donations, to help continue our programs.

If you would like more information about our Patient Accommodation program, please click on the images below.

Annerley, Brisbane

Pearce, Canberra

Northmead, Sydney

Moonee Ponds, Melbourne

Maidstone, Melbourne




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