Cancer Australia was established by the Australian Government in 2006 to benefit all Australians affected by cancer, and their families and carers. Cancer Australia works to reduce the impact of cancer and improve the wellbeing of those diagnosed by ensuring that evidence informs cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, and supportive care. Cancer Australia works collaboratively with a wide range of groups, including those affected by cancer, key stakeholders, and health care providers with an interest in cancer control. The agency also focuses on populations that experience poorer health outcomes, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people living in rural and remote Australia. As the lead national cancer control agency, Cancer Australia also makes recommendations to the Australian Government about cancer policy and priorities.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    A. Non Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • GFS Sector Classification


  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Cancer Australia Act 2006

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    A. Principal

  • Materiality


  • GFS Function / Sector Reported


  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Statutory Agency

  • Auditor


  • Creation Date

    3 May 2006

  • Postal Address

    PO Box 1201, DICKSON ACT 2602

Government appointed boards

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