Cancer Council WA education sessions

Our trained staff can deliver education sessions on a wide range of cancer topics, including cancer prevention, screening and early detection, common cancers affecting men and women, what can be done to reduce the risk of cancer, general cancer information and the work of our organisation.

To request an education session please complete the education session request form (pdf, 72kb) and return via email or fax (08) 9212 4334. For information on details we collect, please see our Privacy Collection Statement (pdf, 51kb).

Target audiences and costs

We deliver talks to a variety of groups, however session fees and topic availability varies.

Group Topics Cost
Community groups and sporting clubs             Full range of topics Free
Childcare and parent groups Skin cancer prevention and childhood nutrition Free education sessions for staff and parent groups
Primary Schools Skin cancer prevention

Free skin cancer education sessions for staff and parent groups

1 Free skin cancer education session per annum to students at SunSmart Schools

Secondary schools

Classroom presentations on cancer prevention and early detection may be available on enquiry.

Other topics not usually available.

$110.00 per session.
Tertiary institutions Full range of topics  $220.00 per session
Workplaces Full range of topics

$330.00* per session (30 minutes to 2 hours)

Free e-learning course Working Indoors - A SunSmart balance for vitamin D and skin cancer prevention

*Note: This fee may be negotiable for small businesses, not for profit organisations, and for multiple sessions.  Fees may also apply for travel outside the metropolitan area.  A number of brochures, fact sheets and posters may be provided free of charge, however, larger numbers may attract a cost.

Topics available

Topics can be tailored to your needs, and include:

  • Bowel (colorectal) cancer - For a limited time bowel cancer talks are free!

Bowel cancer is the number 2 cancer killer in Australia, yet most people aren't screening for it. If your organisation has employees over the age of 45 years you should consider booking a bowel screening talk.

Talks can be tailored to various durations and includes information on what is bowel cancer, why and how to screen and the Government's funded screening program National Bowel Cancer Screening Program. Follow the instructions below to book a talk.

  • Lifestyle and cancer prevention: 
    • Sun protection
    • Nutrition
    • Physical activity
    • Body weight
    • Alcohol
  • Women and cancer
  • Men and cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Skin cancer for outdoor workers
  • General cancer information
  • Cancer statistics
  • The work of Cancer Council WA

Session length

Most sessions range from 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the topic and your requirements. Childhood nutrition talks run for 1 to 2 hours.

Minimum numbers

Generally, a minimum group of 15 is required. If you have a smaller group, please contact us to discuss possible solutions.

Making a booking

You can make a booking by:

The Resource Officer will try to match a speaker to suit your organisation and your requested day and time. This cannot be guaranteed. Please give us at least two weeks notice to arrange a speaker.