We can help some people and families affected by cancer with the cost of some emergency and living expenses – see our financial help page.
If you have money problems related to your cancer diagnosis or treatment, a good first point of contact is your hospital social worker. The agencies below might also be of use.
Provides emergency food and material aid.
Advises on government disability, sickness and carers' payments.
Good Shepherd Youth and Family Service
Provides emergency accommodation and other services.
Formerly known as the Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund For Children. Provides emergency and practical financial support to families where a child is being treated for cancer.
Provides emergency financial assistance, clothing, house furnishings and shelter.
Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme
The Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme (VPTAS) is run through the Department of Human Services in Geelong. You must travel more than 100km (each way) for medical treatment, or 500km a week for over 5 weeks to be eligible.
Provides information on where to get help if you're in crisis or struggling to make ends meet.
Provides information and services to help you if you're affected by COVID-19