Links & Resources

Accommodation

  • Cancer Council NSW Accommodation Services. Cancer Council New South Wales has partnered with AccorHotels to provide discounted room rates in Sydney, Newcastle and other regional centres. The Service is run in conjunction with IPTAAS.

Travel

  • IPTAAS. The Isolated Patients Travel & Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS) is a NSW government initiative that assists families in covering some of the costs of visits to specialist medical treatment when they live in isolated and remote parts of NSW.
  • Country Care Link. This free service provides transport to people from rural areas that are attending medical visits or a hospital stay in Sydney. Transport is provided by trained volunteer drivers for your arrival and/or departure from the airport, railway or bus station and your medical appointments, hospital or accommodation. The service can also provide information on accommodation close to many hospitals in Sydney. To book transport (48 hours notice preferred), please call tel: 02 8382 6434 or 1800 806 160 on Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 3.00 pm. Alternatively, email: .
  • Transport NSW. Travelling by public transport? The Transport NSW website has an easy to use trip planner for you to get to your treatment and around the city.
  • NEPT. Non-Emergency Patients Transport is provided by the NSW government on the recommendation of your health professional.
  • Mudgee Community Transport. Provides transport for the frail, aged and disabled along with their carers.

Finance

  • Moneysmart. A government initiative to help you manage your money.
  • Wesley Mission. Wesley Mission's Credit Line offers confidential counselling to the vulnerable and disadvantaged in our community facing financial crisis. They offer assistance and self-help towards achieving financial independence. they are not a lending institution.
  • Good Shepherd Microfinance. Find a no or low-interest loan. The No Interest Loans Scheme (NILSĀ®) is designed for people on welfare benefits who need safe, fair and affordable access to credit. The scheme offers loans of up to $1200 to people on low incomes
  • The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army has a range of services that include aged care, children's and community services as well as financial assistance.

Other Cancer Support Organisations

  • Cancer Council NSW. Cancer Council provides support for patients, families and friends.
  • Leukaemia Foundation. Provides personal and practical support for those with blood cancer.
  • Redkite. Supports children, teenagers and young adults with cancer (up to the age of 24), and their families with financial & emotional support as well as educational assistance.

Government Support

  • Centrelink. Every Australian is entitled by law to a range of potential benefits and payments. Having cancer can make you eligible for more benefits. 
  • Medicare. Help for people in severe financial hardship.