About us

All Queenslanders, all cancers

One Queenslander will be diagnosed with cancer every 20 minutes. Cancer Council Queensland exists to support those diagnosed, and to prevent cancer from occurring through research, awareness, prevention and early detection.

Our staff, volunteers, and supporters are at the heart of our work – driving our vision for a cancer-free future.

This year, we will devote about $22 million to cancer research and support services, ensuring that no Queenslander has to face cancer alone.

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 56 years of supporting all Queenslanders, affected by all cancers.

Today, we employ about 200 staff statewide and have more than 1,300 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 home-style care 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 has been a member of the CCQ Board of Councillors since 2004 and a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee (formerly the Management and Finance Committee) since 2001. Mr Arkell was appointed Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management…

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 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 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 2016 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…