Victorian Cancer Registry

The Victorian Cancer Registry (VCR) is recognised as an innovative leader in the collection and provision of data for cancer control nationally and internationally. The VCR was established in 1939 as the first cancer registry in Australia with voluntary cancer notifications from major teaching hospitals in and around Melbourne.

What does the Victorian Cancer Registry do?

We provide access to cancer data and statistics for improved cancer control.

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Stats & data

Between 1986 and 2015, five-year survival rates increased from 48% to 68%. See data on how cancer impacts our communities and the trends we are looking out for.

Interactive statistics


Data access for research

When information is needed we support researchers with access to our data.

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Publications and reports

VCR provides a large and valuable research dataset.

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E-Path Project

E-Path aims to improve the accuracy, and timeliness of cancer reporting in Victoria.

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Contact our cancer registry

The Victorian Cancer Registry (VCR) values your feedback and welcomes all questions. Call us on +61 3 9514 6226 or email us.

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