Wig Service

UPDATE 
Due to the current restrictions in the ACT we are unable to offer face to face appointments in our Wig Service. However we are able to offer phone or video appointments during this time where eligible clients may select one wig or one turban which we will then post out to you.

To access this service please download and complete this form and email to reception@actcancer.org to arrange an appointment. If you have any questions please email reception@actcancer.org or call 6260 3104.


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.

Wig ServiceThe 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 reception@actcancer.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 reception@actcancer.org .

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

Colleen's
22 Garran Place
Garran
(02) 6285 1311

HeadsUp@Kippax
2/12-16 Hardwick Crescent
Holt
(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.

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Cancer Council ACT

Phone

Fax

(02) 6257 5055

Email

Address

Unit 1 (The Annex)
173 Strickland Crescent
Deakin ACT 2600