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Australian Cancer Plan


The Minister for Health and Aged Care, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has invited Cancer Australia to develop a modernised Australian Cancer Plan. This recognises the need for an overarching national approach to cancer control that meets the needs of all Australians now and in the future.

Australian Cancer Plan

The Australian Cancer Plan will set out the key national priorities and action areas over the next 10 years to improve outcomes for Australian’s affected by cancer. It is anticipated that the plan will cover the continuum of care including prevention, early diagnosis, treatment, supportive and palliative care, and survivorship, while providing for the unique needs of specific cancer types and populations.

The Plan will build on current achievements, investments, capabilities and current evidence, but with a focus on the future of patient centred and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander focussed cancer care. It will harness and consider emerging evidence, technologies and innovations to improve outcomes and benefit all Australians affected by cancer.

Cancer Australia will develop the Australian Cancer Plan within two years to enable comprehensive and inclusive engagement and consultation with stakeholders across the cancer control continuum through a range of consultative mechanisms.

Update on the Australian Cancer Plan – May 2021

Cancer Australia convened a Ministerial Roundtable at Parliament House on 22 April 2021 as part of the first step in the development of the visionary ten-year Australian Cancer Plan.


Cancer Australia has established a dedicated Australian Cancer Plan email inbox if you want to contact us directly: