Melbourne Support Group

12th December, 2019

Our final Melbourne Support Group for 2019 will be a shared experience/general catch up followed by a festive lunch. We hope you can join us.

The group is open to any woman with an ovarian cancer diagnosis and their loved ones so feel free to bring a guest.

Date: Thursday, December 12th 2019
Time: 10.30am until 12 noon
Location: QV Women’s Centre, 210 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, 3000

Facilitated by: Bridget, Support Nurse

RSVP by 11th December to our Support Team via our Helpline on 1300 660 334 (during business hours) or via email at Please let us know if you will be bringing a guest for catering purposes.

Women in Leadership Summit Series

Ovarian Cancer Australia is delighted to have been selected as the official charity partner for the Women Leaders Institute’s (WLI) Women in Leadership Summit Series. Women’s Leaders Institute is focussed on creating a safe and supportive space for a community of women leaders to be inspired, grow and connect across Australia, New Zealand And Australia.

10% of all registrations booked using the OCA VIP Code: OCA10 will be donated to Ovarian Cancer Australia.

Perth:  2 – 4 December 2019  Register

Brisbane:  2 – 4 December  Register

Melbourne:   4 – 5 December  Register

Melbourne Support Group

14th November, 2019

Ovarian Cancer Australia is pleased to welcome Yvonne Sherring to our Melbourne Support Group on the 14 November to facilitate an Art Therapy Workshop.

Yvonne is an Allied Health, Arts in Health practitioner and an art psychotherapist clinician working in multidisciplinary, home-based Palliative care; client care and bereavement care art therapy.

Her background areas of expertise include sexual assault support, adolescence, young women’s issues within the Juvenile Justice system, community galleries and the arts, psychodrama, and education. Her previous experience includes presenting, collaborating and contracting to a range of services in settings such as Education, Local Government, Community Arts, Community Health and Hospitals in both the Public / Private Health sectors.

Bookings are essential, if you would like to take part please contact our Support Team at or on 1300 660 334.

Date:         Thursday 14th November 2019
Time:         10.30am – 12.00pm
Location:  Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, 210 Lonsdale St, Melbourne

Knowledge = Empowerment. Consumer forum - Adelaide

27th November, 2019

OCA would like to invite you and your family and friends to a free ovarian cancer community event.

The forum will provide you with an opportunity to connect with others affected by ovarian cancer and share your experiences while accessing up to date information presented by key health professionals with expertise in ovarian cancer.

Join us to connect with others and hear about the topics that matter to you including:

  • Emotional impact of ovarian cancer & fear of recurrence – presented by Dr Amanda Hutchinson
    Senior Lecturer: Psychology (Counselling) School of Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy | University of South Australia
  • Treatment – Effects – Symptom management/Menopause – presented by Dr Ganescan Kichendasse
    Ganescan is trained as a Medical Oncologist (Cancer Specialist) and has a practice located in Bedford Park.
  • Maintaining hope & Supporting carers – presented by Dr Charlotte Tottman
    Charlotte will discuss how we can support those who support us.

Date:        Wednesday 27th November 2019
Time:        6.00pm – 8.00pm (Drinks & a light supper from 5:30pm)
Location:   Cancer Council SA – 202 Greenhill Rd, Eastwood SA 5063

On-street parking is available.

Bendigo Golf Day: Annual Four Person Ambrose

17th November 2019

This annual event is held in memory of Jean and Kevin Paton at the Healthcote Golf Club.  It’s a great day with lots of prizes, food and drinks on offer. All net proceeds are being donated to Ovarian Cancer Australia.

  • Four person Ambrose event
  • $80 entry per team
  • Commencing at 8am and 1pm

Younger Women's Network online support group

Last Monday of every month from 7-8:30pm

The Younger Women’s Network aims to fill the gap in support services for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer under 50 years of age and is for newly diagnosed women, women in remission and women experiencing recurrence.

The program takes place over 12 online support and information sessions, delivered monthly for 1.5 hours and will cover specially tailored topics.

For more information call the support team on 1300 660 334 or email

OCA Teal Ribbon Outback Trek

18th - 24th May, 2019

Join Ovarian Cancer Australia’s Teal Ribbon Outback Trek to help save lives and support women diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

Next May a passionate group of Ovarian Cancer Australia supporters will take on part of the legendary Larapinta Trail in central Australia, trekking together to raise $100,000 to support 100 women living with ovarian cancer.

Sound like the adventure for you?

From ochre-coloured outcroppings to spring-fed gorges and star-lit skies, the Outback is home to some of the most iconic scenery in the world. You’ll experience it all on the Teal Ribbon Trek as you walk alongside like-minded teammates. For five days you’ll be led by expert guides through iconic Outback scenery and up to the top of Mount Sonder. By night, you’ll sleep in group campsites under a canopy of stars. Best of all, the funds raised on the Teal Ribbon Outback Trek will help save lives and make sure that no woman with ovarian cancer walks alone.

Don’t miss out on joining this life-changing adventure.