About us

All Queenslanders, all cancers

On average, one Queenslander will be diagnosed with cancer every 20 minutes. Cancer Council Queensland is dedicated to improving quality of life for people living with cancer, through research, support, prevention and early detection.

Our employees, volunteers, and supporters are at the heart of our work – to lead Queenslanders in a partnership against cancer.

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 61 years of supporting Queenslanders, affected by cancer.

Today, we employ about 200 employees statewide and have more than 1300 registered volunteers. Thousands of Queenslanders donate and volunteer for us each day, helping us to improve cancer control. We have eight offices statewide and operate five accommodation lodges providing regional cancer patients with a home-away-from-home when they access lifesaving treatment services in Queensland’s major cities.

We are a member of Cancer Council Australia and work in global affiliation with the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).

If you’d like to work for Queensland’s leading community-based organisation in cancer control, link with us and apply to join our team when new opportunities arise.

Advocacy and Policy

We work collaboratively with the community and all levels of government to advance cancer control by advocating for all Queenslanders, in relation to all cancers. What is advocacy? Advocacy refers to any actions which seek to influence political or social outcomes for a just cause. In our case – cancer control – to prevent people…

Our Board

Mr Robert Gregg Bcom (Hons), LLB (Hons), GAICD, F Fin, CA – Chair Mr Gregg has been a Director of Cancer Council Queensland since 2018. He has also been a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee (formerly the Management and Finance Committee) since 2016. Robert has over 30 years’ experience in the…


Andrew Donne – Chief Executive Officer Andrew’s most recent position was CEO at the Endeavour Foundation. The Endeavour Foundation is a Queensland based NFP organisation, providing support to approximately 4500 people with an intellectual disability. The supports provided include – 24/7 residential accommodation, community access programs, employment for people with a disability as well as…

Our Mission Statement

Our Mission To lead Queenslanders in a partnership against cancer. Our Strategy Navigating cancer together. Our Values Responsible, Equitable, Inclusive and Collaborative. Strategic Priorities 2023-2027 Cancer Council Queensland’s Strategic Plan 2023-2027 can be found here.  

Our Privacy Policy

Cancer Council Queensland Privacy Policy Are you looking for the CCQ Privacy – Offshore Countries Guideline? 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 takes…

Our Disclaimer

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

Our Annual Report

Cancer Council Queensland’s Annual Report highlights our efforts to reduce the burden of cancer in Queensland. 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…

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 development of consistent and cohesive…