Dot's Place: South West Cancer Support Centre

Dot’s Place is our South West Cancer Support Centre in Bunbury. The centre aims to help people affected by cancer through every stage of the cancer journey, and offers a range of support services, information, and resources to people affected by cancer in the southwest region. Dot’s Place offers a calm and welcoming environment to access services, find information about cancer or simply relax in a friendly space and enjoy a cup of tea and a chat.

South West Support Centre - Dot's Place

What cancer support services are available at Dot’s Place?

Regional Support Coordinator

Our Bunbury Support Coordinator is a health professional who can connect you to Cancer Council WA and other community services available in your region. To make an appointment please call the office at Dot’s Place (see number below).

Transport to treatment

Our free transport service is made possible thanks to volunteer drivers.  We assist eligible patients to travel to and from their local treatment related appointments.

Wig service

The wig service has an extensive range of wigs and turbans in the latest styles and colours. These may be borrowed, at no cost, for as long as required while going through cancer treatment.

Support groups

Support groups provide an opportunity to share experience, and to learn and connect with others in a confidential and supportive environment.

Life Now: Exercise, yoga and tai chi programs

Life Now classes are led by trained facilitators, and are available, free of charge to people living with cancer, their carers and family members.

Financial and practical assistance

We offer financial assistance and a wide range of practical help such as childcare, cleaning and gardening for patients with limited support or resources.

Legal and financial planning advice service

The legal and financial planning advice service connects people affected by cancer to a lawyer or financial planner who can assist with legal advice, representation, financial planning, or other legal or financial matters.

Complementary Therapy

Dot's Place offers a Beauty Therapy Program, offering facials and hand/foot massages, primarily targeted to carers of people affected by cancer.

Regional Education Officer

Our Regional Education Officers work within their local communities to raise awareness on cancer prevention and early detection, to help reduce the incidence of cancer in Regional WA.

For more detail about any of the services listed above, please contact Dot’s Place on (08) 9382 9370 or call Cancer Council 13 11 20.

Download a printable version of the Cancer Council Dot's Place South West Support Centre Brochure here.

Do I need to make an appointment?

It is often worth making an appointment with the Regional Support Coordinator as some of our support services require a short assessment to ensure the support is appropriate to your needs. The Wig Service also operates by appointment only. You don’t, however, need an appointment to come to the centre.

To discuss your needs, please call Dot’s Place on (08) 9382 9370.

Where is Dot’s Place?

62 Forrest Avenue, Bunbury.
Phone:   (08) 9382 9370
Fax:       (08) 9382 9369
Email:cpaine@cancerwa.asn.au

What are the Opening Hours?

Centre Opening Hours:           Monday to Friday 9.00am till 5.00pm
Wig Service:                            by appointment
Cancer Support Coordinator:  available Monday to Friday
Regional Education Officer:    available Monday to Thursday

Calendar of Events

Please see the Calendar of Events page for events being held at Dot's Place.


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