Caring for someone with cancer

Cancer Council recognises that carers play a vital and demanding role, which can be stressful and result in feelings of anxiety. We offer support online, over the phone and in person.

Call 13 11 20 for more information.

Some of our services for carers include:

Information and Support Services

Telephone support groups for carers 

This service allows you to access support from home.

Face to face support groups 

Share your experiences with people who are facing similar challenges.


Cancer Council Information Service 

This service provides information and social support in hospitals.


Practical Support Services

Transport to Treatment 

This service helps carers and people affected by cancer to get to and from treatment when they don’t have access to their own transport.

Home Help 

This service provides financial assistance to help with housework and gardening services.


ENRICH – Nutrition and Exercise program 

This program shows you how to exercise and eat well during and after cancer treatment.


Legal and financial support services 

This service can help you cope with some of the legal and financial challenges you may face as a carer.

Information resources for carers


A series of online webinars to help carers better understand survivorship issues.

Cancer information

You can also visit our information section to learn more about topics such as: