Online and telephone support

There are a variety of telephone and internet cancer support groups available to those patients and carers who prefer the convenience and privacy of receiving peer related support in their own home.

Participation is free and members are from all states of Australia. For more information contact our Support Centres:

  • Southern Support Centre on 6169 1927
  • Northern Support Centre 6779 1100
  • North West Support Centre 6419 4200

Cancer Council 13 11 20

Call Cancer Council on 13 11 20 for confidential telephone information and support services for the cost of a local call – mobile charges apply.  Anyone can call  – cancer patients, people living with cancer, their families, carers and friends, teachers, students, healthcare professionals and people who have questions about cancer.

Specially trained staff are available to answer your questions about cancer and offer emotional or practical support.

Dry July Foundation: helping to fund our national 13 11 20 service

We are grateful to the Dry July Foundation for supporting Cancer Council for seven years through the Dry July campaign. Since 2019, funds raised through Dry July have gone towards funding our vital 13 11 20 telephone support service where our specialists provide confidential cancer information to more than 37,000 callers across Australia each year. Without support from partners like the Dry July Foundation and our community, we couldn’t run vital services, such as 13 11 20, for people impacted by cancer and their loved ones. Find out more about Dry July HERE.

Cancer Connect

Cancer Connect is a peer support service that put people in touch with others who have had a similar cancer experience. It not only supports those with cancer but also those who are caring for people with cancer. Cancer Connect is a no cost and confidential service provided by Cancer Council Tasmania. The service provides understanding, practical advice, emotional support and information. Our volunteer support workers will not offer medical advice or recommend treatment options. For further information, please contact the Cancer Council on 13 11 20.

Cancer Council Online Community

Cancer Council Online Community is an online platform for people affected by cancer – including people with cancer, survivors, families and carers – to connect, share experiences and find information and support in a safe forum.

Cancer Council’s Online Community can be accessed here.

Cancer Directory

Cancer Council’s Cancer Directory Website provides the Australian community and health professionals with a credible and comprehensive online directory of trusted Australian cancer care publications and resources published since 2008. The Website provides direct links to resources on other websites that meet quality criteria determined by Cancer Council NSW. Over 500 are translated by accredited NAATI organisations into 56 languages.

How can Cancer Council Tasmania help you?

Find out more here about support for individuals, under 25’s, group and practical support.

Interested in volunteering?

Cancer Council Tasmania offers a range of Cancer Support Volunteering opportunities to provide help, hope and improved quality of life for people living with cancer. For further information, visit our Volunteer for us page.