Wig Service

In line with Department of Health advice during the COVID-19 pandemic, we suspended our face-to-face Wig Service; however, we continued to support our clients via the successful postal service during this time.

As we resume our usual programs, the Wig Service will now be offering in-person appointments. We understand that some clients may still prefer the option of the postal service and therefore, this will continue alongside the face-to-face option.

To access our postal Wig Service, please complete our Product Request Form and return it to us via post, by email or by calling our Cancer Nurses on 13 11 20. It would also be helpful to send a photo of what you might be looking for.

There are also various videos below on styling headwear with confidence.

Please note: Every item loaned by the Wig Service is laundered to ensure sanitised products are available for our clients.

Information about the Cancer Council Wig Service

Our Wig Service has an extensive range of wigs, turbans, beanies and scarves in a range of styles and colours. You may borrow a wig or product for as long as you like, and exchange it as many times as you need. A range of turbans and scarves are also available for loan. 

Fully-trained volunteers are available to assist you with the selection, fitting and management of your products.

If you have already lost your hair, please bring a photograph taken prior to your hair loss to assist with the selection. It also helps if you can wear your normal make-up, including eyebrow definition.

In order for us to continually provide a free ongoing Wig Service we do request wigs and products borrowed are returned to the service when they are no longer required. 

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How to access our Perth Wig Service

Our Perth Wig Service is located at:

Milroy Lodge

15 Bedbrook Place, Shenton Park, WA 6008

Monday to Friday 9:30am - 3:30pm, this service is by appointment only

To book an appointment phone (08) 9382 9333 or email: wig@cancerwa.asn.au

For regional cancer patients

Our Wig Service is also avaialble at:

Dot's Place - South West Cancer Support Centre

62 Forrest Ave, Bunbury, WA 6230

This service is by appointment only, to book an appointment phone (08) 9382 9370

You may like to look at the Dot's Place - South West Support Centre page for more information about the centre.

Dot's Place - Peel Cancer Support Centre

34 Victoria Circle, Greenfields, WA 6210

This service is by appointment only, to book an appointment phone (08) 6389 7830

You may like to look at the Dot's Place - Peel Support Centre page for more information about the centre.

Cancer Support Coordinator - Midwest

Please contact April on 0438 482 472 (Monday and Tuesday) or email cscgeraldton1@cancerwa.asn.au.

Should you be looking for information outside of these days, please contact the Wig Service Coordinator by emailing wig@cancerwa.asn.au.

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Products by Post 

If you are unable to attend a Wig Service you can complete a Product Request Form and products can be posted out to you.

Product request forms can be completed in various ways:

  • download the form, complete and save the form and email it to wig@cancerwa.asn.au 
  • print and complete the form and retunr it to us by post (postal address is on the form)
  • complete the form over the phone by speaking to one of our Cancer Nurses on 13 11 20
  • with a Regional Support Coordinator at a local Cancer Council WA regional office

Should a product you receive not be satisfactory, please return it and we will gladly send you further choices.

For information on details we collect, please see our Privacy Collection Statement.

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How do I make a turban?

Patterns for turbans are available if you wish to make your own:

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Where can I purchase a turban?

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

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Styling headwear with confidence

If you are experiencing cancer-related hair loss, watch tips from experts Dr. Susan Carland and Dianne Haynes on wearing and styling a headscarf or wig. (Videos produced by Cancer Council Victoria).