Dot's Place - South West Cancer Support Centre


From Saturday 5 February onwards, all clients and visitors to Cancer Council WA sites will be required to be fully vaccinated, including both doses and required boosters of a COVID-19 vaccine, with proof of vaccination required upon entry. This includes entry to our Cancer Council WA Shop and our offices state-wide.

We are deeply committed to keeping our people, clients, and communities as safe as possible and recognise that in the current environment, a full COVID-19 vaccination status is an essential element of our overall COVID-19 response planning.

Accepted forms of proof of vaccination are:

  • A COVID-19 digital certificate from the ServiceWA App
  • A COVID-19 digital certificate from the Express Plus Medicare App
  • A COVID-19 digital certificate from myGov, in app or stored in an iPhone wallet
  • A digital or printed immunisation history statement
  • A printed copy of your certificate from the myGov (accompanied by a form of identification)

Thank you in advance for your cooperation as we work to ensure the safety of our community! For more information, please read our proof of vaccination for visitors to Cancer Council WA sites article or visit the WA Government website.

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 Cancer Support Coordinator

Our Bunbury Cancer 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 Complementary Therapy service, providing Reiki to people affected by cancer and their carers. This service is made possible with thanks to volunteer therapists.

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 details 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 Cancer 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, WA, 6230
Phone:    (08) 9382 9370
Fax:          (08) 9382 9369

What are the Opening Hours?

Centre Opening Hours:               Monday to Friday 9.00am till 4.30pm
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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