The Cancer Council ACT Wig Service sells a range of wigs and other headwear at a minimal cost for people who lose their hair through cancer treatment. Through the generous support of The Snow Foundation, we are able to subsidise the purchase of new wigs for $60 and near-new wigs for $40. For this reason, clients are only able to purchase one wig.
In a comfortable and confidential setting, our trained staff and volunteers can assist you to find products to suit your needs.
The Wig Service is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm. It is located at the Cancer Council ACT Office: Unit 1, 173 Strickland Crescent, Deakin, ACT. No appointment is necessary.
You can also purchase turbans and headscarves 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.
The Cancer Council is always appreciative of any new or used wigs that are donated to the wig service. If you would like to donate a wig, 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.