About us

All Queenslanders, all cancers

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, patient care, prevention and early detection.

Our staff, volunteers, and supporters are at the heart of our work – driving our vision 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 57 years of supporting Queenslanders, affected by cancer.

Today, we employ about 200 staff 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 nine offices statewide and operate six 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 Andrew Arkell BCOM FCA FAICD F Fin – Chair Mr Arkell was appointed member of the Cancer Council Queensland Board of Councillors in 2004 and has been a Director of Cancer Council Queensland since 2011. He has also been a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee (formerly the Management and Finance…

Our CEO

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 Reducing the burden of cancer. Cancer Council Queensland (CCQ) raises funds that are dedicated to improving quality of life for people living with cancer, through research, patient care, prevention and early detection. Our vision is for a cancer free future Our Purpose CCQ is dedicated to supporting the community in cancer control. CCQ…

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 importance…

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 2017 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…

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…