Cancer in the workplace

Supporting employees affected by cancer

Each year thousands of working Victorians are diagnosed with cancer. As an employer, it can be hard to know the best way to provide a supportive workplace to those impacted.

A cancer diagnosis will impact the individual as well as their friends and families as they care for them. The information provided in this series of factsheets is designed to assist managers and human resource professionals to provide a fair and supportive workplace.

Download these factsheets and distribute as needed. Please feel welcome to include hyperlinks to the factsheets on your company intranet.

Our experienced and understanding cancer nurses can answer questions you may have. They can be contacted on 13 11 20 or


Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Call 13 11 20 13 11 20 to speak with an experienced cancer nurse or email a nurse here. To speak with a nurse through an interpreter, call 13 14 50 13 14 50.

Contact a cancer nurse