We’ve collected a list of cancer resources in WA

Solaris Cancer Care

Solaris Cancer Care aims to improve the quality-of-life of people with cancer and their carers by providing the support to cope with the emotional and physical side effects of cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery. We offer free complementary therapies, support and information at our Cancer Support Centres at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, St John of God Subiaco, Bunbury, Albany and Cottesloe.

Emotional Support Services

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Commonwealth Carelink

Aged and Disability Service; household help, personal, nursing and respite care, transport, meals, ACAT, dementia, continence, support to carers, aged care homes, allied health and support services. 1800 052 222 

Disability Service Commission Health Resource Team

The Health Resource and Consultancy Team (HRCT) assists Individuals, families and groups to work with their GP, Local hospital and health professionals in helpful, meaningful ways. 1800 004 544

  • Aged Pension 13 23 00
  • Disability, Sickness, Carer’s Allowance 13 27 17
Royal Perth Hospital

Breast Cancer Clinical Psychology Services – free counselling. 9224 1629

Breast Cancer Support Service

(Cancer Council) 13 11 20

Breast Care WA

Angela Staunton 0423 196 823 – for free home fittings


“ENCORE” after breast cancer surgery 8 week exercise program. 9440 3501

Rural Specialist Breast Nurse Project

Nurses available in Bunbury, Geraldton and Albany through the Cancer Council. 13 11 20

Cancer Council

13 11 20

Cancer council shop – retail 334 Rokeby Road, Subiaco 9381 5810

Leukaemia Foundation WA 1800 620 420

Melanoma WA

9382 9445


Support and recreational activities for young people affected by cancer. 6380 1884

Asbestos Disease Society

Counselling and legal advice, medical referrals. 9344 4077

Ostomy Association

Support and assistance to all ostomates and supply appliances. 9272 1833

Prostate Cancer Support Group of WA

9526 0770

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

Freecall helpline 1800 22 00 99 or  9346 6302

Breast Cancer Care WA

Support, advocacy. 9324 3703

Silver Chain Hospice Care Service

Nursing, hospice, home visits by doctors and nurses, equipment for loan, counselling. Rural and remote communities serviced by Silver Chain. Refer to brochures file for country numbers. Or call Silver Chain Perth on 9242 0289.

Carers WA

Information on resources (financial, home help) 1800 007 332 24hr counselling, education and training, social support, referrals, counselling, line for carers. 1800 242 636 general enquiries.

Commonwealth Carelink Centre

Information on aged care, disability and other support services; respite care, transport and meal services; assessments for dementia, household help. 1800 052 222.

Red Cross

Carer respite centres 1800 059 059

Home Instead Senior Care

Personal care services, home help for senior people at home. 6310 0400

Volunteer Task Force

Home and community care, gardening, shopping, home office work, assistance with outings. 9318 5700

Independent Living Centre

Assistive technology & Equipment to stay at home

Niche Building, Suite A, 11 Aberdare Rd, Nedlands WA. 1300 885 886

Wigs and Personal Care

Cancer Council Wig Service. Wigs fitted professionally. Borrow for as long as needed. 9489 7320. Crawford Lodge, 55 Monash Ave, Nedlands

Curly Sues 9276 7359 Morley

Large range of quality wigs, turbans and accessories. Approved by health funds. Private, discreet fitting in store. Staff cut and style wigs to suit.

Shop 12, 113 Russell St, Morley (opp Bus Station).

Look Good Feel Better

Personal care, makeup workshops for women undergoing cancer treatments 9408 0595.

Vals Accessories.

Handcrafted turbans.

Subiaco markets, Fri- Sun. 0418 912 824

Wigs on Wheels

Mobile wig fitting and delivery in Perth metro area. 0431 883 968

Genetic Cancer Services

Genetic counselling, medical advice, psychological support

Genetic Services of WA King Edward memorial Hospital 9340 1525

Bagot Road, Subiaco

Hancock Hereditary Breast Cancer Centre

King Edward Hospital 9340 1625

Lions Cancer Institute

For country/remote areas. 0428 957 864

Grief Support Services

Arbor Bereavement Support Service Duty Counsellor 9266 1029

Counselling, Relationship education groups

Silver Chain Grief Support Service 9242 0242

Counselling, phone support, education, children’s bereavement programs in the city and country.

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement 1800 642 066


Palliative Care Unit Hollywood Hospital 9346 6000

Murdoch Community Hospice 9366 1111

Bethesda Hospital, Palliative Care Unit 9340 6300

Kalamunda Palliative Care Unit 9293 2122

Sandalwood PC Unit, Glengarry Hospital 94470111

Legal & Health Advocacy

Citizens Advice Bureau for free legal advice

Perth 9221 5711

Armadale 9497 5311

Joondalup 9301 2833

Midland 9274 3000

Nutrition Resources

Many people find that food is something they can experiment with and make health promoting choices that increase their sense of wellbeing.

There’s no scientific consensus about the benefits of eating organic produce but it makes intuitive sense to many people to minimise exposure to even the small amounts of pesticide residue in conventional Australian grown produce. There are a number of resources and shops in Perth supplying a range of organic food and products.

For individualised nutrition advice, you may want to see a suitably qualified practitioner. The title ‘nutritionist’ is not a protected title which means anyone can call themselves a nutritionist. Always ask about practitioners qualifications and ensure they have current membership with a relevant professional body. Some of the peak professional bodies are listed here so you can search for a practitioner in your area.

Be mindful that while healthy, nutrient dense food can help you tolerate treatments and keep your energy up, there’s no diet proven to cure cancer, and extreme diets are generally not helpful or sustainable. Aim to maintain your weight and muscle mass during treatment and for prevention, aim to be in the healthy weight range for your height.

Guide to Organics

An up to date website listing organic suppliers in Australia.
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Dietitians Association of Australia

Dietitians are highly educated, evidence based nutritional advisors, and some have done additional study or expressed a particular interest in cancer. They are particularly helpful if cancer or its treatments are affecting your ability to eat, or to maintain a healthy weight.
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World Cancer Research Fund

The World Cancer Research Fund provides systematic literature reviews for specific cancer types, and has useful infographics summarising dietary information for the prevention of cancer.
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Australian Natural Therapists Association is a professional body for naturopaths, nutritionists, herbalists and homoeopaths. These modalities are currently part of a self -regulating industry with no external registration body, however ANTA members are required to undertake continuing professional education and maintain first aid and CPR skills. Ensure that you ask practitioners about their qualifications, philosophy, and experience in order to find the right practitioner for your needs.
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Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine is a post graduate training body that allows GP’s and other health professionals to upskill in nutrition. They have a searchable database of practitioners who have done their training.
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