Why it's great to work at Cancer Council Victoria

Our people work and volunteer at Cancer Council Victoria to contribute to an organisation that makes a real difference in people's lives and is valued by the community we serve. In return we are proud to foster a culture that supports individuals to reach their full potential, in an environment that reflects our values of Excellence, Integrity and Compassion.

We are trusted and recognised internationally for our leadership in Research, Prevention and Support.

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- Ralph Marston

Key benefits

Working at Cancer Council Victoria means that you get access to a range of great benefits to help maximise your income, reduce expenses, and develop your skills and experience. Most importantly, we want you to be happy, healthy and productive while working with us.

Salary packaging

Aborginal ArtAs a not-for-profit organisation we are able to offer our employees access to some tax savings through salary packaging. There are a number of components to salary packaging that you can take advantage of to reduce your taxable income and increase your take home pay. We’re also able to access a great range of discounts for employees through the company that handles our salary packaging.

Sharing learning and experience

At Cancer Council Victoria, we want to ensure that all our employees have the skills and knowledge they need in their current role, while also identifying areas of development for future opportunities. Our regular performance reviews are focussed on individual development.

We have seminars, presentations, and host guest speakers to engage employees with the work going on in our organisation and in the broader cancer research, prevention and support community. We also encourage our employees to share their learning and experience with others such as the opportunity to attend and present at conferences or other relevant professional events.

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program is a key support service offered to Cancer Council Victoria employees, volunteers, and their immediate family members to help you manage the challenges, concerns, or issues that may be affecting you at work or home. The Employee Assistance Program operates independently of Cancer Council Victoria and provides confidential, personal coaching, counselling and wellbeing support services.

Work-life balance

We are seen by our employees as an organisation that supports a healthy work-life balance. Of course there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach, so we encourage all employees to explore the flexible arrangements available to their role.

Cancer Council Victoria retail discount

Employees and volunteers receive a 10% discount at our retail store located in our building, which stocks a range of SunSmart products and merchandise.

Private health insurance

You can access discounted private health insurance with a leading insurer.

Other discounts

Cancer Council Victoria will from time to time negotiate discounts with service providers and local businesses.

Daffodil Day

We ask all our employees to take time out of their usual roles and help us raise money to support our Mission. It is a wonderful opportunity to be the face of Cancer Council Victoria and meet our supporters, including those personally affected by cancer and many people that we have assisted in the work we do.

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- C.S. Lewis

Health promoting workplace

Preventing cancer is one of the most effective ways of beating cancer, so we offer a range of ways to help you reduce your cancer risk and optimise your health.

Office facilities

Employees have the benefit of working in a purpose designed building with open plan work spaces, kitchens on each floor, and a staff lunch room with views overlooking the bay. Our office provides employees with a great range of resources to undertake their work, including plenty of meeting rooms, private phone boxes, portable computer and telephone technology.

Bike and shower facilities

Supporting employees who wish to ride to work or fit some exercise into their working day is important. Our office has shower and locker facilities available and on-site bicycle storage.


ExerciseEmployees can participate in yoga and other exercise classes on site at lunchtimes or after hours, on a user pay system.


Sunscreen is available at reception to help protect your skin from harmful UV rays when you head out of the office.


Our location encourages employees to get out and get active. We are located close to many popular places to eat and shop particularly Fitzroy Street and Chapel Street as well as places to run, relax or ride including the St Kilda beach, Albert Park Lake, Fawkner Park, and the Melbourne Aquatic Centre. We are a short walk to Prahran or Windsor station, with a tram stop at the front of the building and bus stops nearby.

Café and collaborative spaces

CoffeeOur ground floor café provides amazing coffee and a wide range of delicious breakfast and healthy lunch options.

Social club

Join the social club’s regular activities to meet people from across Cancer Council Victoria.


- Dalai Lama

Leave benefits

In addition to regular leave entitlements such as annual and personal leave, employees are also able to access other Cancer Council Victoria specific leave.

Parental leave

ParentalTo provide extra support to parents, we provide 12 weeks parental leave (dependent on length of service), paid by Cancer Council Victoria.

Cancer support leave

SupportWe provide support for employees impacted by cancer, either through support during their own diagnosis and treatment or in the provision of primary care to an immediate family member.

Purchased leave

BeachIf you are planning a big trip, or need extra time over the school holidays, we offer our employees the potential to purchase additional leave to allow for planning and budgeting ahead.

Time in Lieu

Family in parkEmployees are sometimes required to work outside normal working hours. To recognise this effort, Cancer Council Victoria has a time-in-lieu (TIL) system where additional time worked is reimbursed as time off to ensure our employees maintain a healthy work-life balance.