What we do

As a community-funded organisation, we rely on donations and support from West Australians to deliver our work across four main pillars:


We work with the community to change laws and policies to reduce cancer risks and improve cancer care.


We know that preventing cancer is one of the most effective ways of creating a cancer free future. We develop programs that encourage and empower people to lead healthier lifestyles to help reduce their cancer risk.


We fund world-class research that targets cancer from every angle. Since our research funding program began in 1963, we’ve contributed over $50 million to 1014 local research projects.


We offer a range of services to ensure no West Australian has to face cancer alone. Every year, we help over 32,000 people across WA.

Cancer Council WA services and programs