Cancer information for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People

13 11 20 Information & support phone service

Cancer Council Information and Support is a confidential service where you can speak to a specialist cancer professional about anything to do with cancer, including:

  • emotional support if you or someone you care about has cancer
  • how to prevent cancer
  • questions about early detection
  • cancer diagnosis
  • how to cope with treatment and its side effects
  • practical support that is available  to anyone affected by cancer
  • end of life issues.

Cancer Council 13 11 20 Information and Support provides access to:

  • Peer support (patient to patient)
  • Telephone and online support groups
  • Referrals to financial planning referral service
  • Referrals to legal referral service
  • Referrals to the workplace advisory service
  • Home support and transport to treatment
  • Cancer survivor programs
  • Publications and DVDs about cancer.

Local call costs apply for all calls from within Australia. Callers outside business hours can leave a message and your call will be returned the next business day. We can call you back on a mobile phone or land line. Please advise us if it is appropriate for us to leave a message on your phone.

National Relay Service

If you have difficulty communicating over the phone, call the National Relay Service on 13 36 77. This is a government initiative to assist people who are hearing and/or speech impaired. This service will help you to communicate with a Cancer Council 13 11 20 Information and Support consultant.

Cancer Council Online Community peer-support website

If you need support outside of business hours, you may wish to access our online forum Cancer Council Online Community is a moderated peer-support website for people affected by cancer, an online community where anyone can participate in discussion forums, find support groups and keep personal pages and blogs.


If you are currently distressed Lifeline is available 24 hours a day on 13 11 14.