Support for children and families

Camp Quality
02 9876 0500

Provides recreational, educational, hospital and financial support programs for children from 0 to 13 living with cancer and their siblings. Also provides some support to children whose parents have cancer.

Cancer Advisor

Cancer Advisor is a one-stop information website for families of Australian children and young people with cancer.

CanTeen ACT and Southern NSW Division
7-11 Barry Drive
02 6101 2207

Provides a mutual peer support network for young people (12–24) living with cancer, this includes patients, siblings and offspring of people with cancer. Includes counselling, an online community and resources for young people affected by cancer.

Canteen Connect for Parents

An online support community for parents dealing with cancer in the family.

Children’s Cancer
Cancer Australia

A website that provides evidence based information on children’s cancers for families, carers and health professionals.

Feel the Magic
02 4580 8613

Runs Camp Magic, a grief education and support program for children and teenagers aged 7-17 who have lost a parent/s, sibling or legal guardian.  

Kids’ Guide to Cancer
Camp Quality

An app that provides age appropriate information to teach kids about the cancer journey and how they might support their loved one.

Kids Helpline
1800 551 800

Anonymous, confidential telephone, email and online counselling for young people aged from 5 to 25 years, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Make a Wish Foundation
1800 032 260

Grants wishes of children (aged 4–18) with a life threatening illness.

Monkey in my Chair
1300 265 206

 A free program designed to keep seriously ill children connected to their school and friendship groups.

Red Kite
1800 733 548

Supports children and their families through cancer by providing emotional guidance, financial relief and educational services.

Ronald McDonald Family Retreat Fiona Lodge
1300 135 848

Offers 7 days free holiday accommodation in fully equipped units on the beach for families of children who are affected by cancer or another life threatening illness.

Ronald McDonald House Canberra
Canberra Hospital
02 6281 5894

Provides accommodation for country and interstate families whose seriously ill children are being treated at Canberra Hospital.

Ronald McDonald House Randwick
149–151 Barker Street
02 9382 1622

Provides accommodation for country and interstate families whose children are being treated at the Sydney Children’s Hospital.

Ronald McDonald House Westmead
Redbank Road
02 9806 7111

Provides accommodation for country and interstate families whose children are being treated at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

Starlight Children’s Foundation of Australia
1300 727 827

Its mission is to brighten the lives of all seriously ill children and their families throughout Australia.

Stella Bella Little Stars Foundation
0423 439 889

Offers support and assistance to children living with serious and long term illness, and their families. Also operate an inclusive childcare facility with a specialised respite and occasional care unit for chronically ill babies and children 0-5 years.

Rise Above – Capital Region Cancer Relief
21 Cooma Street
02 6297 1261

Provides financial support to cancer patients in the ACT and Queanbeyan area.

1800 545 366

A free and confidential financial support information service for families with children and young people who have cancer. Financial counsellors are available to support people with their financial concerns so they can focus on their family.

Yurana Cancer Kids Holiday Homes
02 4454 1700

Offers free holiday accommodation for families of children affected by cancer or any other serious illness.

Inclusion of a service in the directory does not imply endorsement of the service by Cancer Council ACT.

Updated July 2020

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