How your fundraising helps

Cancer Council is internationally renowned for innovative work in cancer research, prevention and support. Our mission is to prevent cancer, empower patients through providing information and support, and save lives.

As an independent, not-for-profit organisation, we rely on the generosity of our supporters to continue our important work. So we understand how important it is for you to know how your donations help.

With your help, here's what we achieved last year.


little Aussies protected

across the country from harmful UV rays through our SunSmart school program, reducing their risk of cancer in the future.


$62.9 M

invested in research

across Australia, making us the largest non-government funder of research in the country.

Our services were used almost



by Australians affected by cancer. We provide vital support when they need it most to help make every stage of their cancer journey easier.

A Longest Day funding highlight

Funds raised through The Longest Day enabled Cancer Council Victoria to provide training and devices for Victorian GP’s to better detect skin cancer earlier and more reliably.

76 dermatoscopes – handheld skin microscopes – were provided to GPs for the early detection of skin cancer, particularly in regional areas where there is a lack of dermatologists. With these dermatoscopes and proper training, these doctors have been able to find melanomas at an earlier stage and with fewer excisions, which means more lives can be saved without invasive treatments or hospital visits.

Find out more about the impact we're making across Australia