About us

All Queenslanders, all cancers

Thousands of Queenslanders donate and volunteer for us each day, helping us to improve cancer control. We are Queensland’s leading non-government community organisation in cancer control. We are committed to providing all Queenslanders with the best possible prospects of preventing, detecting, effectively treating and surviving a cancer diagnosis.

Our vision is for a cancer free Queensland.

This year, we will devote more than $24 million to cancer research and support services for Queenslanders affected by cancer.

With your support, we are creating hope for a cancer free future.

We were established in 1961 as the Queensland Cancer Fund, in response to an increasing need for cancer-related services across the state. This year, we are celebrating 55 years of supporting Queenslanders affected by cancer.

Today, Cancer Council Queensland employs over 200 staff statewide, and relies on support from more than 1500 registered volunteers. Our volunteers, supporters, and friends are essential to our work. Thousands of Queenslanders donate and volunteer for us each day, helping us to improve cancer control. We have offices in Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Maroochydore, Toowoomba and the Gold Coast.

Cancer Council Queensland is a member of Cancer Council Australia and is affiliated with the International Union Against Cancer (UICC).

Thank you for supporting our work. 

Advocacy and Policy

Cancer Council QLD promotes advocacy for legislation, policy and funding for cancer control.

We advocate locally, nationally, and internationally to help improve cancer control. Over many decades we have served the community as leaders in cancer control advocacy in Queensland, encouraging population-wide initiatives to reduce individual cancer risks and improve our understanding of cancer. The outcomes of CCQ’s endeavours include the ground breaking extension of smoke-free spaces, the…

Our Board

Mr Graham Gibson QC BA LLB (HONS) – Chairman Mr Gibson has been a Director of Cancer Council Queensland since 2003 and Deputy Chairman of the Board and a Chairman of the Management and Finance Committee from 2004 – 2012.  Mr Gibson was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors, Cancer Council Queensland from 01…


Ms Chris McMillan – Chief Executive Officer Chris McMillan is one of Australia’s most experienced non-profit executives. Her distinguished credentials include five years of service as the Leukaemia Foundation of Australia’s General Manager for New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, where she was responsible for successfully transforming the organisation’s fundraising and service profile…

Our Mission Statement

Our Mission Medical research has successfully beaten most disease – it will beat cancer. Cancer Council Queensland raises funds which are dedicated to eliminating cancer and diminishing suffering from cancer through Research, Treatment, Patient Care, Prevention and Early Detection. Our Goal Our goal is cancer control through all actions that aim to reduce the burden…

Our Privacy Policy

Cancer Council Queensland Privacy Policy Are you looking for the CCQ Offshore Personal Information Guidelines? Click here. Are you looking for the CCQ Privacy Position statement? Click here. 1  Purpose In this Privacy Policy, the expressions “CCQ”, “we”, “us” and “our” are a reference to Cancer Council Queensland ACN 009 784 356. CCQ supports the…

Our Disclaimer

Disclaimer The information on this website should not be used as a substitute for advice from a properly qualified medical professional who can advise you about your own individual medical needs. It is not intended to constitute medical advice and is provided for general information purposes only. Information on cancer, including the diagnosis, treatment and…

Our Annual Report

Cancer Council Queensland’s 2015 Annual Report highlights our efforts to save lives and beat cancer. The report reflects our commitment to strengthening the foundations of cancer control in the community, by preventing cancer from occurring and improving quality of life and survival outcomes for those affected by the disease. It provides an overview of our…

Corporate Governance

Cancer Council Queensland Corporate Governance Cancer Council Queensland upholds governance principles that appropriately and flexibly support our mission and purpose, maintaining the highest standard of commitment to our employees, our dedicated volunteers and supporters, and the broader Queensland community. Imperatives of good governance such as flexibility, accountability, compliance and risk management are represented in the…