Childhood Cancer Support

Childhood Cancer Support is a not-for-profit organisation who, for 44 years, has been dedicated to providing families affected by childhood cancer with a place to live that looks and feels like home. Childhood Cancer Support is the oldest children’s cancer charity in Australia and was founded by a dedicated group of parents who realised there was an urgent need to provide a safe and family-focused environment for regional families whilst their child was receiving life-saving cancer treatment in Brisbane at the Queensland Children’s Hospital.


Childhood Cancer Support offers our families 17 fully furnished family units (1, 2 or 3 bedroom) across 6 properties in our long-stay units over two campuses at Herston and South Brisbane. We support regional families from throughout Queensland, northern NSW, Northern Territory and from the Pacific Islands who find it difficult to access affordable accommodation whilst their child is undergoing treatment.

What we do

2,079 Passengers transported in 2018

to and from hospital, airport pickups

44 families provided a place to call home

during treatment in 2018 in our long-stay units

659 people accommodated

in our short-stay accommodation

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