About us

Cancer Council Victoria has been saving lives for more than 80 years.

Cancer Council Victoria is a non-profit cancer organisation with an international reputation for innovative work in cancer research, prevention, and support.

Our mission is to prevent cancer, empower patients and save lives.

We are a trusted non-profit organisation with a proven track record in cancer prevention, support and research, saving more than 6,000 lives a year.

  • Since the 1980s, our iconic Slip-Slop-Slap message and SunSmart programs have helped reduce melanoma rates in the under 40 age group, preventing more than 43,000 cancers between 1988 and 2010 alone.
  • Plain packaging on cigarettes was introduced in 2012 as a world-first initiative that, combined with our Quit public education campaigns, marketing restrictions and smoke-free areas, has been effective in reducing daily smoking rates to 10.7% - less than half the daily smoking rate in 1995.
  • From 1991-2017, Cancer Council Victoria delivered the PapScreen Victoria program that encouraged women to screen. This contributed to cervical cancer deaths reducing by 68% by 2015. Victoria is now on track to be the first jurisdiction in the world to eliminate cervical cancer as a public health issue.
  • A $1 million gift allowed us to build the evidence needed to unlock $10 million in federal government funding to raise awareness about bowel cancer screening across Australia.

More about Cancer Council Victoria

Strategic plan

Our strategic plan, outlining our mission, values, goals and priorities. Read more

Governance

Find out about our governance and our board. Read more

Annual report

View our annual reviews which demonstrate our achievements each year. Read more

Contact us

If you are interested in making a major gift or would like to know more about our major gift program, please contact our philanthropy team on 03 9514 6159 or philanthropy@cancervic.org.au.