The Cancer Council ACT Wig Service provides a wide selection of wigs and other headwear for people who lose their hair through cancer treatment. We are very grateful for the support of The Snow Foundation which enables us to provide clients with one item of headwear at no cost.
In a comfortable and confidential setting, our trained staff can assist you to find products to suit your needs. Clients may select one wig and up to two turbans or other headwear. The first item of headwear (wig or turban) is free and clients may then purchase the additional turban/turbans at a subsidised rate.
The Wig Service is located at the Cancer Council ACT Office: Unit 1, 173 Strickland Crescent, Deakin, ACT. For the safety of clients, and staff, we are only able to see people by appointment. To make an appointment, please call 6257 9999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
For clients who would prefer not to attend a face to face appointment, we offer a postal service. Through a video or phone appointment, clients will be able to select headwear which we will then post out to you. To access our postal service, please call 6257 9999 or email email@example.com .
Turbans and headscarves are also available to purchase via our online Cancer Council shop.
Losing your hair due to cancer treatment can be a frightening and distressing experience. For more information on hair loss and cancer read our fact sheet or call Cancer Council 13 11 20.
Cancer Council ACT is always appreciative of any new or used wigs or turbans that are donated to the Wig Service. If you would like to donate a wig or turban, please contact us on 6257 9999.
Please note: we only provide our Wig Service to clients who have lost their hair as a result of cancer treatment.
View tips on wearing headscarves and wigs.
If you are experiencing cancer-related hair loss, Cancer Council Victoria has produced a range of videos with tips from experts Dr. Susan Carland and Dianne Haynes on wearing and styling a headscarf or wig. See their website.
Other wig and headwear stockists in the ACT
22 Garran Place
(02) 6285 1311
2/12-16 Hardwick Crescent
(02) 6254 4403
Donating your hair
The Wig Service is unable to accept real hair donations. If you would like to donate your hair to help cancer patients experiencing hair loss, we recommend donating your locks to the team at Sustainable Salons – a social enterprise that repurposes salon materials to avoid waste and benefit the community.
Sustainable Salons accepts hair donations (natural or coloured) of 20cm or longer and works with organisations like the Australian Alopecia Areata Foundation and Variety – the Children’s Charity, to distribute your hair to people experiencing hair loss as a result of illness. For more information on how to donate your hair visit the Sustainable Salons website.