About us

Cancer Council Western Australia is WA’s leading cancer charity working across every aspect of every cancer.

Currently, one in two Australians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. In WA alone, there are more than 13,000 new cases of cancer diagnosed each year.

We’re determined to change that, which is why we are working, every day, to get closer to a cancer free future.

Our Vision

Achieve a cancer free future for our community.

Our Purpose

We work with our community to reduce the incidence and the impact of cancer.

We Value

Evidence: We always seek the most solid foundation of evidence available in every practice we embrace.

Integrity: We have high standards and we do what we say we will do. We are transparent and consistent in the way we work and relate.

Care: We are passionate about our purpose and deeply value our community and each other. We show empathy for those we are here to serve, respect and value our staff and volunteers and do everything with great care.

Equity: We strive for an equitable society where everyone has the opportunity to achieve the best possible level of health and wellbeing.

Collaboration: We actively collaborate to achieve our shared objectives. We create inclusive and empowering connections with and between our stakeholders to bring about great change.

Boldness: We seek to have a major positive impact on the lives of all West Australians. We never stop seeking to improve and innovate and are prepared to take risks to achieve breakthrough results.



Affiliated Organisations

Cancer Council WA is a part of a federation with Cancer Council organisations across Australia. View all the State and Territory Councils.

Our commitment to Aboriginal Communities

Aboriginal Western Australians experience poorer cancer outcomes than non-Aboriginal Western Australians and we're committed to changing this.

Shockingly, cancer death rates are 30 per cent higher for Aboriginal Australians than other Australians.1 In some remote areas; the rate is as high as 65 per cent.2

For more information about cancer statistics in Aboriginal Western Australians, see our Cancer in Aboriginal peoples fact sheet on our cancer statistics page.

Our vision for reconciliation is to work together with Aboriginal Western Australians to close this gap and contribute to reconciliation.

Our commitments are set out in our Reconciliation Action Plan (pdf, 1113kb). 

1. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2017. Cancer in Australia 2017. Cancer series no. 101. Cat no. CAN 100. Canberra: AIHW.
2. Condon JR, Xiaohua Z, Baade P et al. 2013. Cancer survival for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: a national study of survival rates and excess mortality. Population Health Metrics 2014 12:1.