Cancer Council Australia

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Cancer Council Australia
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Founded 1961
Area served
Key people
Prof. Ian Olver, CEO

Cancer Council Australia is a national, not for profit organisation which aims to promote cancer-control policies and to reduce the illness caused by cancer in Australia. It advises various groups, including the government, on cancer-related issues, acts as an advocate for cancer patients and their families, and is a major funding contributor towards cancer research, prevention and education.

Cancer Council Australia formed in 1961 as the Australian Cancer Society.[1] It was renamed Cancer Council Australia in 1997.[1]

Cancer Council Australia includes eight member organisations, which operate in their individual states and territories:

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea[edit]

One of Cancer Council's major fundraisers is Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. On 26 May 2005, the event broke the Guinness Book of Records record for the "World's Largest Simultaneous Tea Party" with around 1 million Australians participating and supporting Cancer Council on the day.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b Cancer Council Australia. "History". Archived from the original on 2 June 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 

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