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Cancer Society Otago and Southland

Cancer Network Group Service, Community Health


9:00 AM to 4:30 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

Local Services

Please call our Divisional Office and they can put you in contact with one of our support staff. (03) 477 7447. 

You can also go onto our website and see who is in your community. 


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 SupportiveCare@cansoc.org.nz


Use our online referral form


or give us a call. 

We accept referrals from anyone. 

Make an appointment

Give us a call and we can arrange to come and visit you. Your time your location. 

Walk in

Our doors are always open to anyone who is need of support around a cancer diagnosis. It could be a person with a cancer diagnosis, a loved one seeking support, a friend or a colleague. If you are seeking information about what is available to you and your whānau, know we will make the time to listen and to care - and to connect you with the services that are right for you. 

Website / App


Fees and Charges Categorisation


Fees and Charges Description

Our services are free. 


9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (28 Oct), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Otago Anniversary (24 Mar), Good Friday (18 Apr), Easter Sunday (20 Apr), Easter Monday (21 Apr), Southland Anniversary (22 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (2 Jun), Matariki (20 Jun).

Services Provided

Community nursing

Community cancer nursing

  • Community cancer nursing
Family / whānau support
Wellness / healthy lifestyle
Cancer support

Accommodation during cancer treatment, Cancer research, Cancer counselling, Patient transport, Wigs and accessories, Wellness / healthy lifestyle, Welfare and advocacy services

  • Accommodation during cancer treatment
  • Cancer research
  • Cancer counselling
  • Patient transport
  • Wigs and accessories
  • Wellness / healthy lifestyle
  • Welfare and advocacy services


Waitaki, Central Lakes, Southland, Dunedin - South Otago

Contact Details

37 Clyde Street, Balclutha

Dunedin - South Otago

9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

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This page was last updated at 10:09AM on May 8, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Cancer Society Otago and Southland.