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Cancer Network Group Service


9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.


Any Cancer.  Any Question. Phone 0800 CANCER (226 237)

For someone living with cancer, practical and emotional support is incredibly important.  Cancer Society is committed to providing professional supportive care and accommodation to those going through cancer treatment, and their supporters.

Cancer Information:

Our experienced cancer information nurses provide personalised support by phone through the 0800 Cancer Information Helpline and in person at Domain Lodge. This free service ensures that anyone facing a cancer diagnosis, or supporting someone with a cancer diagnosis, has easy access to a trained cancer support nurse specialist to help them understand their cancer and its treatment and find support. 

Psychology Service:

During individual sessions our psychologists offer support and skills to help people cope with difficult emotions, manage relationships, deal with uncertainty, make decisions and regain confidence.

In group sessions and informal talks (webinar or at Domain Lodge) our psychologists provide the opportunity for people affected by cancer to meet others in a similar situation and learn practical skills for staying in control – the topics include coping with difficult emotions, relaxation, sleep and stress management, and moving forward after treatment.

Cancer Support Nurse Specialists:

Our qualified Cancer Support Nurse Specialists provide practical support to people recently diagnosed with cancer and their families, with a particular focus on those receiving treatment.

In the comfort of their clients’ own homes our nurses listen and offer empathy and encouragement. The nurses also answer questions about cancer, help manage cancer symptoms and treatment side effects and assist with overcoming practical difficulties like getting to treatment.

Social Work Service:

The social work service is available to patients and their whānau/supporters in Auckland and Northland.  Our registered social workers can visit and phone you to provide information / resources, advocacy and support relevant to your needs.  

Free Cancer Talks:

Group programmes provide an opportunity for adults with cancer and their supporters to learn strategies for coping with cancer. These groups are FREE. See website for further details. 

Domain Lodge

Cancer Society's Domain Lodge is proud to offer a home away from home for people with cancer who have to travel long distances to receive treatment in Auckland.

Conveniently located across the road from the Auckland City Treatment Centre, Domain Lodge is a modern building set in beautiful gardens. The atmosphere is relaxed with friendly and understanding staff and guests are free to come and go as they please. 

Domain Lodge is also home to Cancer Society Auckland Northland and our range of support services.

While priority is given to people with cancer, Domain Lodge is also open to the public. Income earned from guests helps us provide fully subsidised accommodation for people with cancer.

Who can stay at Domain Lodge?

  • Adult cancer patients, who live in Northland or outside the 100km radius from Auckland City Hospital, are able to stay at Domain Lodge while undergoing cancer treatment.

  • Patients who live inside the 100km radius can only be accepted under exceptional circumstances. If you do not qualify, our Transport to Treatment service may be able to help you. Please contact us to find out more.

  • Each patient is welcome to have one support person/caregiver who is over the age of 18 years, to stay with them providing they are able to share a room. Please note children under 18 years of age are unable to stay with patients or supporters/caregivers, but are welcome to visit during the day.

  • All patients staying at Domain Lodge need to be able to look after themselves individually or with the help of a supporter/caregiver.

Reservations and referrals

Accommodation referrals and reservations are made through hospital departments and oncology services. 

Please inform us of any special disabilities when making a booking.

Note: Accommodation is offered by Cancer Society only when possible; for example all rooms may be full when your treatment is scheduled. 

To make an appointment, booking, or to find out more information, please call us on (09) 308 0160 or to find out more call the Cancer Information Helpline on 0800 CANCER (226 237).


Cancer Society has a large number of volunteers that help across all the different services.

Our well trained and committed Support Volunteers are an essential part of our Supportive Care services. Through them we are able to offer:

  • Transport to and from treatment (limited service hours and criteria). 
  • Friendly support at the Auckland Oncology treatment centre
  • Shared morning teas for those staying at Domain Lodge

For cancer information and support phone the Cancer Information Helpline on 0800 CANCER (226 237) or email on


We have a friendly team of cancer support nurse specialists, social workers and psychologists who are available to help and provide information and support to people, their families and supporters who have a cancer diagnosis or who are receiving treatment for cancer.

How do I access this service?

Contact us

Having cancer can be hard, finding help needn't be. 

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, we are here to help. We offer a range of free support services for people affected by cancer, their family/whānau and friends including help with transport to treatment. 

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 to answer your phone call or email on any cancer-related question, in confidence and in plain language.

For cancer information and support phone the Cancer Information Helpline on 0800 CANCER (226 237) or email

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Fees and Charges Description

Free services.


9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Services Provided

Cancer support

Accommodation during cancer treatment, Community cancer nursing, Cancer counselling, Cancer research, Patient transport

  • Accommodation during cancer treatment
  • Community cancer nursing
  • Cancer counselling
  • Cancer research
  • Patient transport
Social Work

Contact Details

9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Domain Lodge
1 Boyle Crescent

(09) 308 0160


Street Address

Domain Lodge, 1 Boyle Crescent, Grafton, Auckland

Postal Address

Cancer Society of New Zealand Auckland Northland Division Inc.
PO Box 1724
Shortland St
Auckland 1140

This page was last updated at 11:57AM on September 21, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Cancer Society Auckland.