Each year in February Ovarian Cancer Australia runs a national Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month campaign to highlight the symptoms of ovarian cancer and to raise funds for our programs. To view what's happening click here
Who we are
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Ovarian Cancer Australia was founded by people directly affected by ovarian cancer who wanted to raise awareness of the disease and support those who had been affected.
This group included Nicole Livingstone OAM and her sister Karen who lost their mother and aunt to the disease; Simon Lee whose wife Sheila, had been the first Australian ovarian cancer campaigner prior to her death in 2001; actress and comedian Lynda Gibson who was diagnosed in 2000 and subsequently lost her battle in 2004 and journalist Tracey Curro, whose mother died from ovarian cancer. Ovarian Cancer Australia now has supporters across Australia.
Ovarian Cancer Australia was incorporated in July 2001. It was known as OvCa Australia, the National Ovarian Cancer Network, until changing its name to Ovarian Cancer Australia in 2008.
Ovarian Cancer Australia has DGR (Deductible Gift Recipient) and ITEC (Income Tax Exempt Charity) status to operate in Australia. ABN 76 097 394 593 ACN 097 394 593.
Our head office is located at the Queen Victoria Women's Centre, Level 1, 210 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000. This is also our postal address for all mail. You can contact us on 1300 660 334 from anywhere in Australia for the cost of a local call or send us a fax on 03 9671 4181.
Ovarian Cancer Australia’s vision is to ensure that:
Every Australian woman knows the symptoms of ovarian cancer and everyone affected by ovarian cancer feels personally supported and has access to and information about the best treatment and research.
Ovarian Cancer Australia’s mission is to:
Support women with ovarian cancer, their families, friends and carers with compassionate support programs and practical resources.
Educate communities and individuals about the disease and increase their awareness of symptoms and the latest treatment, research and clinical trials from across Australia.
Advocate to improve outcomes, treatment and quality of life for women with ovarian cancer.
Fund innovative and world leading ovarian cancer research.
Our values are our guiding principles for how we support patients and survivors and their families and friends; how we work together with our people and our volunteers and manage our organisation; and how we engage with medical professionals, researchers, government and the broader community.
Friendship – we know that working together is how we can make a difference.
Respect – we welcome diverse opinions and listen to others.
Courage – we are confident and we speak out.
Integrity – we believe that good governance and evidence-based medicine are vital.
Optimism – we have hope for the future.
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month - February
Announcements and Events
Building Resilience - Free forum for women living with ovaian or gynaecological cancers
Ovarian Cancer Australia is proud to host a free forum for women living with ovarian or gynaecological cancers,...Learn more
Vulva Cancer Support Meeting
The NSW Gynaecological Oncology Psychosocial Support Project in conjunction with the Gynaecological Cancer Centre...Learn more
Annual Research Update
We invite you to attend our Annual Research Update entitled Our Research : Your Future - Living with Cancer...Learn more
Watch our Thank You video!
As a special thank you to all of our wonderful supporters, we've created this thank you video with highlights from...Learn more
Pallative Care Week 19th - 25th: Saying the 4 things that matter most
Saying the 4 things that matter most - for living and dying well Palliative Care Victoria will be hosting an...Learn more
Past Events & Photos
We are very grateful for the fantastic efforts of our volunteers who regularly organise fundraising events for Ovarian Cancer Australia. Click on the photo boxes to view images from some of these events as well as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month activities.
My name is Janet and I live in Melbourne. I still don't know why I went to the doctor in...