Together, we're here for life.

Annual Report 2022/23


To all of the volunteers, fundraisers, donors and partners in the Cancer Council community, thank you.



With your continued support, we’re able to stand by everyone impacted by cancer, protecting life’s moments, for life.



In 2022/23, we made significant strides towards making a generational impact on cancer – harnessing world-class research to save lives and help people reduce their cancer risk.



We transformed our processes, meaning we are now supporting people affected by cancer more efficiently and effectively than ever before.



And we delivered new resources to improve cancer outcomes for communities who need it most.



Read on to learn more about the impact you enabled this year.
Once again, thank you.


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Because of you in 2022/23…

9,074inquiries were fielded by our 13 11 20 team to help people affected by cancer and health professionals
We invested$18.2 m in research, funding:
235 researchers
58 projects
27 institutions
86% of NSW primary schools participated in SunSmart, helping protect students from harmful exposure to UV radiation
$209,665 in debts were waived for cancer patients and carers, because of our negotiations with creditors
19,847 trips were made by our Transport to Treatment drivers, so cancer patients and carers could get to treatment
4,941 community members signed our petition to remove unhealthy food marketing from NSW government property, including buses and trains
14,016 nights of affordable accommodation were provided to cancer patients and carers, close to treatment centres

Thank you to our incredible volunteers

of you generously contributed your time and expertise towards our cause in 2022/23.

Without you, we could not make such a huge impact for people affected by cancer in NSW.

Thank you.

Volunteers76% Employees24%
Alison Todd
I would not be complete without volunteering. Volunteering is part of my journey, part of who I am. Volunteering gives me hope for future generations.Alison Todd, Advocacy volunteer

This year, our overall turnover was


Of this, our amazing community raised an impressive


Thank you for donating and partnering with us, leaving a gift in your will, hosting morning teas, walking, running, dancing, buying daffodils and sunscreen.

Thank you to our partners

The work we do is made possible through the amazing support of not only our supporters, but our vital philanthropic and corporate partners who help us maximise the impact of our research, prevention, support and advocacy work.

Thank you to our major partners in 2022/23

Thank you to our outstanding fundraisers

Our fundraisers have worked incredibly hard to help raise funds to change the future of cancer. It’s thanks to people like this, that together we can continue to protect life’s precious moments.

Tackling cancer takes all of us. But together, we’re Here for Life.

Here are just some of the amazing things our fundraisers have achieved over the last year.

Where the money comes from

  • From the community (fundraising & retail)
  • Investments
  • Grants & other income

How we put the money to work

  • Total mission
  • Fundraising
  • Administration

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Thank you for your ongoing support in 2022/23. Together, it’s all of us against cancer.

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