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Cancer Council SA

About Cancer Council SA

Every day 26 South Australians are diagnosed with cancer, a disease that will affect one in two people at some time in their lives.

At Cancer Council SA we know there is hope for better treatments, for more survivors a cancer-free future - because every day we're another step closer to beating cancer.

Every day we are working to reduce the impact of cancer on South Australians through:

  • Investing in the Cancer Council Beat Cancer Project, a major cancer research partnership (with the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute and the SA Government) that aims to find more cancer breakthroughs.
  • Providing dedicated support services that aim to reduce the practical and emotional impact of cancer - such as Cancer Council 13 11 20 where qualified cancer nurses can talk to anyone (people with cancer, carers, family, colleagues and health professionals) about anything to do with cancer or just listen.
  • Running prevention and screening programs that aim to help people reduce their own cancer risk and find cancer early.
  • Advocating for government to better support people with cancer and implement laws and policies that help to prevent people from developing cancer.

Since 1928 Cancer Council SA has been working towards beating cancer. We have seen support for people with cancer improve, prevention campaigns work and survival rates for many common cancers increase by as much as 30 per cent.

As an independent, non-government organisation, this incredible work is only made possible by the extraordinarily generous support of the South Australian community: our donors, our volunteers and our Ambassadors. To them, we say thank you.

Every day people from all walks of life donate their time, knowledge and energy to help Cancer Council SA support people affected by cancer and their families.

Volunteers play a major role in our work, with over 3,000 people involved in our programs, services, fundraising and administration.

Cancer Council 13 11 20

Cancer Council 13 11 20 is the best way to access support, services and information. If you have cancer or are a family member, friend, carer or health professional helping someone with cancer, you can speak with an experienced nurse who understands the impact of cancer. Call Cancer Council 13 11 20, Monday to Friday,
8:30 am - 5:30 pm.

Our nurses do not provide medical advice, but can help to clarify medical terms, procedures and treatments; inform you about services that may be helpful; provide you with information; or just talk with you about your cancer experience.


Getting to cancer treatments in Adelaide can present challenges to country South Australians affected by cancer. Cancer Council SA provides accommodation for people who need to attend cancer treatment and appointments in Adelaide:

  • Cancer Council Lodge - Greenhill, 204 Greenhill Rd, Eastwood, p 13 11 20, f 08 8291 4299
  • Cancer Council Lodge - Flinders, 27 Dequetteville Tce, Kent Town, p 13 11 20, f 08 8291 4499

Cancer Council SA provides support services for guests and carers during their stay. Social workers are available to discuss practical issues, provide information about services or just to talk about some of the emotions a cancer experience can bring. Enquire at reception to make an appointment or call Cancer Council 13 11 20 to talk to a nurse.

Volunteer transport

  • both facilities offer free transport to some treatment centres: Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide Radiotherapy Centres on South Terrace, Flinders Private Hospital and Tennyson Centre.
  • free transport to treatment and shopping facilities is provided by our friendly volunteers.
Address 202 Greenhill Road
Eastwood SA 5063
Tel 08 8291 4111
Fax 08 8291 4180