Wig Library

Located in our three Support Centres in Hobart, Launceston and Devonport, Cancer Council Tasmania offers a free wig library service for clients experiencing hair loss as a result of their cancer treatment. Wigs are fitted by trained Support Services staff and volunteers in a private and confidential setting .

Clients are encouraged to borrow a wig at no cost for as long as they need it.   The wigs are provided in a handmade bag with a brush, shampoo & conditioner, a wig stand and wig care instructions. CCT staff or a trained volunteer will follow up with clients to make sure they are still happy with their wig and to offer further assistance as required.

CCT also accepts donated wigs which are then cleaned, processed and added to the state-wide library.

Styling headwear with confidence
If you are experiencing cancer-related hair loss, watch tips from experts Dr. Susan Carland and Dianne Haynes on wearing and styling a headscarf or wig. (Videos produced by Cancer Council Victoria).

Benefits of a synthetic wig
Find out why we recommend wearing a synthetic wig

Fitting a wig
Follow our step-by-step guide on fitting a wig

Looking after and styling a wig
Learn how to care and style a synthetic wig

Wearing a headscarf
Learn about materials to use, where to buy and style tips below.

Also, read our How to style a head scarf.

Styling a rectangle scarf
Follow our step-by-step guide on styling a rectangle shape headscarf below.

Styling a square scarf
Follow our step-by-step guide on styling a square shape headscarf



69 Howick Street, Launceston TAS 7250


phone 6779 1100


15 Princes Street Sandy Bay TAS 7005


phone 6169 1900


Suite 2, 45 Best Street Devonport 7310


phone 6419 4200