“It was a lifesaver for me – what a truly wonderful service to have available and the support of the team at such a vulnerable time of your life.” ESA Wig and Turban recipient.
Dealing with hair loss is a very individual experience; some people like to wear a wig while others find hats, scarves and turbans to be more comfortable and attractive. Deciding what is right for you is the most important thing.
Cancer Council Queensland ESA Wig and Turban Service aims to assist individuals with the side-effects of hair loss as a result of their cancer treatment, through the provision of wig loans and turbans, at no cost.
Wig and turban loan libraries are located in all Cancer Council Queensland offices and accommodation lodges across Queensland. Each library has a range of wigs including long and short styles, in a variety of colours. We also stock a variety of turbans which are kindly sewn by our volunteers. The libraries are staffed by fully trained volunteers with days and hours of operation specific to each location.
For more information on hair loss refer to our Understanding Hair Loss fact sheet.
To book an appointment
To book an appointment or for more information regarding this service, contact the Cancer Council on 13 11 20.
This service is generously sponsored by ESA International Queensland. Visit their website to find out more.
Christmas operating hours
The state-wide service will be unavailable from Friday, December 21, 2018 until Monday, January 7, 2019. Availability before and after the Christmas period varies across the Brisbane and regional offices and are subject to volunteer availability. All bookings by appointment only.
Cancer Council Queensland gratefully accepts donated synthetic wigs to support the ESA Wig and Turban service. To donate, please send your wig to:
ESA Wig and Turban Service
Cancer Council Queensland
553 Gregory Terrace
Fortitude Valley Qld 4006