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Cancer Society Otago and Southland

Cancer Network Group Service, Community Health


9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


The Otago & Southland Division 
The Otago and Southland Division works to improve community wellbeing by reducing the incidence and impact of cancer with core activities in Support Services, Health Promotion, Information and Research.

Our comprehensive range of support services is designed to help patients, carers, friends and family deal with the impact of cancer while maintaining a positive future outlook. The Health Promotion Team focuses on reducing the risk of cancer by supporting communities to create healthy environments. 

We receive no direct government funding and rely solely on the generosity of donors for funding. 

Please refer to our website to find out more about what we offer and how you can access our extensive range of services, alternatively please feel welcome to contact us. The Otago and Southland Division covers a wide area, and has staff located on the ground in Dunedin, Invercargill, East and Northern Southland, Central Lakes, North, South and Western Otago. 

Our Core Activities 

  • Providing patient and carers support and information services
  • Health Promotion - programmes to reduce cancer risk
  • Recruiting, training and supporting a diverse team of volunteers
  • Funding Cancer Research
  • Fundraising activities including Daffodil Day and Relay For Life


We have a friendly team of healthcare professionals who are available to help and provide information and support to people, their families  / whānau and supporters who have a cancer diagnosis or who are receiving treatment for cancer.

How do I access this service?

Contact us

Cancer Information Helpline

Our Cancer Information Helpline is a national toll-free service available to people with cancer, their family/whānau, the general public and health professionals.

Experienced cancer nurses are available…



Use our online referral form


9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (24 Oct), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Otago Anniversary (20 Mar), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), Southland Anniversary (11 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (5 Jun), Matariki (14 Jul).

Services Provided


Cancer research



  • Support during treatment
  • Support for family/whānau/partners
  • Support groups


  • National Travel Assistance Scheme
  • Volunteer driving services


  • Headwear
  • Make-up
  • Wigs

Wellness / healthy lifestyle

Hospitals and cancer treatment centres

  • Whānau support services

Welfare & advocacy services

  • Advocacy services

Supportive health

  • Lymphoedema
  • Psychology
  • Social work


Community nursing

  • Oncology


Family / whānau

  • Support


National Travel Assistance Scheme Volunteer driving services

Wellness / healthy lifestyle

Cancer Types

Breast, Childhood Cancers, Gynaecological, Leukaemia and Blood, Lung, Prostate, Skin Cancer / Melanoma, Others, Brain and Spinal, Head and Neck / Thyroid, Upper Gastrointestinal (Oesophagus / Stomach / Liver), Lower Gastrointestinal (Bowel / Rectum / Anus), Kidney, Bladder, Testicular, Sarcoma


Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, Waitaki, Southland

Contact Details

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Daffodil House Accommodation
Phone: (03) 477 7447
Email: SupportiveCare@cansoc.org.nz

Online referral form

Cancer Society House
283 Great King Street
North Dunedin
OTA 9016

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Street Address

Cancer Society House
283 Great King Street
North Dunedin
OTA 9016

Postal Address

PO Box 6258
Dunedin 9059

37 Clyde Street, Balclutha

Dunedin - South Otago

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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This page was last updated at 2:47PM on February 10, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Cancer Society Otago and Southland.