Financial counselling program
If you or your family are experiencing financial hardship following a cancer diagnosis, our financial counsellor can provide you with practical advice and guidance to help you manage the cost of cancer.
Our financial counsellor can answer questions around public and private healthcare, out-of-pocket costs, government benefits, superannuation, insurance, credit and debt issues and can even be a direct advocate with creditors where needed.
Contact our cancer nurses on 13 11 20 to find out more. Some criteria applies. It’s confidential, independent and free for all Victorians.
Other services that may be of assistance:
Provides information on where to get help if you're in crisis or struggling to make ends meet.
Financial Rights Legal Centre
Is a community legal centre specialising in financial services, particularly in the areas of consumer credit, banking, debt recovery and insurance.
Legal Support Program
Our Legal Support Program provides practical legal support services to Victorians with advanced cancer. Legal support is confidential and provided free to eligible Victorians, in partnership with participating Victorian law firms.
A Will is a legal document that explains what you want to do with your property and belongings after you die. A basic Will is right for people with straightforward and uncomplicated circumstances such as leaving your entire estate to your spouse.
We are unable to provide complex Wills involving trusts, businesses, overseas assets, and complicated family situations. If your circumstances are complex, you will not be eligible or may be asked to pay for the preparation of the Will by the law firm.
Powers of attorney
A legal document allows you to choose who will make decisions about financial and personal matters if you are not able to make these decisions yourself.
Medical treatment decision maker
A legal document that identifies the person you choose to make medical treatment decisions for you when you’re no longer able to do so.
Health professionals can access referral forms here.
Managing Cancer workshops
If you'd like to meet others facing cancer and get practical information from health professionals, come along to one of our Managing Cancer workshops . These free information and support sessions are held regularly in hospitals and health services across Victoria. You can expect an open and informal discussion in a friendly setting. Family and friends are encouraged to come along. Call 13 11 20 or email email@example.com to find out when there's a session on near you.