13 11 20

Information and support

  • Get informed
  • Get support
  • Cut my risk
  • Get involved
  • Research
  • Careers

    Want to join the team and be part of South Australia’s leading cancer organisation?

    If you’re passionate about beating cancer and want to do something everyday to bring the defeat of cancer closer see the career opportunities we have available.

    Working at Cancer Council SA

    Every day our team comes together to deliver critical cancer research, prevention, support services and fundraising campaigns to the South Australian community. It is both a privilege and truly rewarding to be part of a dedicated team of highly skilled individuals who help bring the defeat of cancer closer.

    Our team of staff and volunteers work collaboratively to ensure we create a safe, professional, energetic and enjoyable environment in which to work.

    Cancer Council SA provides staff with opportunities to advance their knowledge and skills and is committed to work life balance and flexible work practices in order to achieve maximum satisfaction while at work.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and our charity status allows us to provide many real benefits to our employees.

    Our staff are employed under a variety of state and federal industrial legislation including Fair Work Act, Anti Discrimination Act and Occupational Health and Safety Act. At Cancer Council SA, we recognise and value diversity and are committed to providing equal employment opportunities and work ethically in accordance with our Code of Conduct.  We comply with the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workforce Agency (EOWA) requirements and engage culturally and linguistically diverse and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to broaden our ability to impact within the community.

    We encourage staff and support opportunities to advance their knowledge and skills and are committed to work life balance and flexible work practices in order to achieve maximum satisfaction while at work. On site yoga classes, walking groups and cycling groups are held at lunch times and after work as well as a Corporate Well Being program to keep our team engaged, stimulated and progressing with their careers. Due to our charity status we are able to provide many real benefits to our staff including maximising the take-home pay through salary packaging.

    Safety in the workplace for our employees and volunteers is of paramount importance to Cancer Council SA. We have a comprehensive framework to ensure we provide a safe and comfortable working environment with a friendly and helpful work atmosphere. We recognise our employees and celebrate service milestones during staff gatherings both formally and informally and encourage participation with community groups and fundraising events after work.

    In a recent staff focus group, we asked employees how they feel about working for Cancer Council SA. Here are some testimonials:

    • “I feel a purpose in the work I do and I get to work in an area I am passionate about.”
    • “Love the people I work with, we are passionate people and enjoy good relationships”
    • “It is a positive environment and a wonderful place to work”.

    If you have applied for a job with Cancer Council SA via email or seek, you should expect an acknowledgement reply email from us. If you have not received the acknowledgment reply email from us within 24 hours, this means your application has not been received by our recruitment team. Should you wish to confirm your application status with us, please contact our People and Culture team on 08 8291 4111.

    Career opportunities


    Today at Cancer Council SA

  • Become an Ambassador

    Become an Ambassador

    Join our growing network of Ambassadors who represent us in the community: sharing awareness and prevention messages, connecting people with support services and speaking up on our behalf.

  • Daffodil Day 2018

    Daffodil Day 2018

    Daffodil Day—on Friday 24 August 2018―is the day to donate to Cancer Council SA’s life-saving research projects. Cancer Council SA has funded over 200 research projects that are finding new ways to better detect and treat cancer.

  • Do you have a cancer question?

    Do you have a cancer question?

    Ask our trained cancer nurses for the answers.

  • Donate in lieu of flowers

    Donate in lieu of flowers

    Remembering loved ones by ensuring no one goes through cancer alone.

  • Finding My Way

    Finding My Way

    Finding My Way is an evidence-based online program that provides cancer-related information and coping skills via the internet. Designed for people recently diagnosed with cancer, Finding My Way has been evaluated through several trials and shown to improve well-being and quality of life

  • Healthy Living after Cancer

    Healthy Living after Cancer

    Getting back to a healthy lifestyle after cancer is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Find out about our Healthy Living after Cancer program.

  • Heard something about cancer and not sure if it's true?

    Heard something about cancer and not sure if it's true?

    Get all the evidence based answers to your cancer questions here.

  • Hold your own fundraiser

    Hold your own fundraiser

    Do you have an idea that is out of the box? Do you think it rocks? You can turn virtually anything into a fundraiser… let us help you turn your idea into reality!

  • Join the conversation

    Join the conversation

    Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest community events and news.

  • More than a gift, it's hope for the future

    More than a gift, it's hope for the future

    Including a bequest to Cancer Council SA in your will is not an alternative to looking after your loved ones, it’s part of it. Find out more.

  • Peter Nelson Leukaemia Research Fellowship

    Peter Nelson Leukaemia Research Fellowship

    Applications are now open for the Peter Nelson Leukaemia Research Fellowship. Researchers involved in any aspect of leukaemia research are invited to apply.

  • Quitline


    Quitline is a government-funded service operated by Cancer Council SA, with the sole goal of providing the support, strategies and information to empower individuals to quit smoking.

  • Share your story

    Share your story

    Raise awareness about important cancer issues and help others cope with treatment and feel less alone. Read more about how to share your story.