Learn more about our free Wig Service

 

Our free Wig Service offers an extensive range of wigs, turbans, beanies and scarves in a range of styles and colours. These products can be borrowed by patients, at no cost, for as long as required while they undergo cancer treatment.

Our Wig Service is run with the help of trained volunteers who assist with selection, fitting and management of our Wig Service products.

In the last financial year our amazing volunteers contributed over 1,126 hours to help us provide wigs, turbans or scarves to over 400 West Australians affected by cancer.

This service would not be possible without the support of our volunteers and the amazing generosity of our community. Learn more in the video below.

 

 

Where can I access the Wig Service?

We have wig libraries in multiple locations across WA. Find a location near you below.

Milroy Lodge

15 Bedbrook Place, Shenton Park, WA 6008
9:30am - 3:30pm, Monday to Friday by appointment. To book an appointment phone (08) 9382 9333 or email wig@cancerwa.asn.au

Dot's Place Bunbury - our South West Cancer Support Centre

62 Forrest Ave, Bunbury, WA 6230
Monday to Friday by appointment. To book an appointment phone (08) 9382 9370
Visit Dot's Place (Cancer Council South West Support Centre) page for more information about the centre.

Dot's Place Peel - our Peel Cancer Support Centre

34 Victoria Circle, Greenfields, WA 6210
Tuesday to Thursday by appointment. To book an appointment phone (08) 6389 7830
Visit Dot's Place (Peel Support Centre) page for more information about the centre.Milroy Lodge

 

Midland and Hills Cancer Support Centre

1/42  Victoria St, Midland WA 6056
Every second Thursday by appointment. To book an appointment phone (08) 9382 9358 or email cline@cancerwa.asn.au

 

Geraldton Community Health Centre

51/85 Shenton St, Geraldton WA 6530

Monday to Friday by appointment. To book an appointment phone (08) 99562408 or email ejenkinson@cancerwa.asn.au

 

 

How do I access products via the Wig Service if I live in the country or am too unwell to attend an appointment?

If you're unable to attend a Wig Service we can post products out to you. Please complete a Wig Service Product Request Form(pdf) and return it by email to wig@cancerwa.asn.au or mail to:

Wig Service Coordinator, Cancer Council WA. Level 1, 420 Bagot Road, Subiaco WA 6008.

If possible, enclose a snippet of hair and a recent photograph. Should a product you receive not be satisfactory, please return it and we will gladly send you further choices.

 

How can I support the Wig Service?

Volunteering

There are many ways you can help us provide our vital Wig Service to West Australians affected by cancer. These include:

  • Helping us fit cancer patients with wigs
  • Sewing turbans, beanies and scarves to help us increase our wig library collection.

For more information about what's involved please contact our Wig Service Coordinator, Mary, on moneill@cancerwa.asn.au or 08 6389 7811.

 

Donations

We're incredibly grateful for donations to our Wig Service that allow us to support more West Australians, when they need it the most. If you're interested in making a donation we've outlined some of the products we're most in need of below.

Items we can accept:

  •  Wigs made with synthetic hair
  • Beanies
  • Scarves
  • Turbans
  • Shampoo and conditioner for wigs

Items we can't accept:

  • Chemo bags and pillows
  • Hats
  • Prosthetics
  • Wigs made with human hair
  • Hair donations

 

We often receive generous offers of human hair donations. Unfortunately we're unable to accept these. However, if you've cut your hair and are looking to donate it to a good cause there are some organisations that will accept it. Such as:

  • Variety - the hair is used to make wigs for children
  • Royal Adelaide Hospital - the hair is used to make a wig for someone in need
  •  Hairific Adelaide - the hair will be blended with donations from others to make a wig for someone in need.

It's important to note that all organisations have different requirements for the hair they accept so it's best to contact them before cutting it off. If you'd like to raise funds for Cancer Council and our work for the WA community when you cut or shave your hair you can host a your own fundraiser via our Do it For Cancer website.

 

How do I make a turban?

If you wish to make your own turban, we have some patterns available to download:

 

Can I purchase a turban?

We have a range of turbans available for purchase from our Cancer Council Shop, 334 Rokeby Road, Subiaco, WA 6008. For more information, please call the shop on (08) 9381 5810.

 

Looking for more information?

Read more about cancer related hair loss.

Learn more about our other support services for West Australians affected by cancer.

For cancer related information, advice or support please contact our Cancer Nurses on 13 11 20.

 


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