Legal, financial, workplace and small business assistance

Legal and financial advice


Practical advice and support during and after treatment. 
A cancer diagnosis can be an extremely stressful and emotional time for patients, their carers and families, and financial or legal issues can add unnecessary strain. Cancer Council offers the following range of services to help you focus on your health.


Financial assistance

Emergency financial assistance
One off assistance for essentials & utility bills, requiring referral by a social worker.

Financial counselling
Financial counsellors provide practical advice to help people managing their personal budget and finances.


Online resources

Legal and financial fact sheets and booklets
Downloadable pdfs with information around common legal, financial and workplace issues for people affected by cancer.

Cancer Council Online Community
Join online discussion forums to connect with other people going through similar experiences and share your cancer experience.


How you can help people affected by cancer

Professional volunteers
If you are a lawyer, financial adviser, accountant or HR professional interested in volunteering to assist people affected by cancer through our Pro Bono Program, please contact Cancer Council at

Legal internships
If you are a law student in your penultimate year (or above) or you are looking to do your Practical Legal Training work experience placement, the Cancer Council Pro Bono Program offers volunteer legal internships. Volunteers generally work 1-2 days per week and get hands-on experience in the delivery of legal and financial planning services to disadvantaged clients.

Interested in applying? Please contact Cancer Council at

News about our programs
Read our newsletter to hear more about the Pro Bono Program and how we help people affected by cancer.