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Australia-wide

Care Connected Cancer Support Program

Type: This 8 week cancer support program aims to help you maintain physical wellness and manage typical side-effects, such as fatigue and appetite. Your personalised program will support you throughout your treatment and into recovery and will be delivered using video calls and other easy to use tools, meaning you can access it from nearly anywhere.

Frequency: Ongoing. Join at any time.

Eligibility: Open to anyone with a history of cancer and their carers.

Location: The program is delivered via video call - this means you can access it anywhere with an internet connection.

Cost: Eight-week rehabilitation and support program is $385. One off sessions are $120.

Contact: info@careconnected.com.au

Dragons Abreast Australia

Type: Dragonboat racing is an aquatic sport in which a 12 metre long canoe-like boat, wide enough to sit 20 people (2 abreast) along with a sweep to steer the boat and a drummer.

Frequency: Most groups around the country offer ‘come and try’ days. Look for a location near where you live and contact them about their next dates.

Eligibility: Breast cancer survivors (and some very special supporters) of various ages from a great variety of backgrounds, athletic abilities and interests.

Location: Australia wide

Contact: dragonsabreast.com.au/

Heart Foundation Walking

Type: Organised walking groups.

Frequency: Ongoing

Eligibility: Everyone

Cost: Free

Location: Australia wide

Contact: Heart Foundation
1300 36 27 87
walking.heartfoundation.org.au/

Get On Track

Type: An online team-based challenge that uses fun and friendly competition to encourage participants to make healthier choices. Teams of up to four people progress along a virtual track by inputting their daily fruit and vegetable intake and physical activity. The more you do, the more you move!

Frequency: Join an official 6 week challenge or take part in a Create Your Own.

Eligibility: Everyone

Cost: Free

Contact: getontrackchallenge.com.au/Home

Lift for Life

Type: A resistance training program that involves using your own body weight or resistance equipment like a dumbbell or rubberised band.

Frequency: A series of three 8 week programs: Bronze, Silver and Gold. All sessions are run in small groups (up to 12 people).

Eligibility: People with (or at risk of developing) type 2 diabetes and other chronic conditions.

Cost: Cost can range from $3 to $15 per session.

Location: Australia wide

Contact: 1300 211 311
liftforlife.com.au/contact-us


My Healthy Balance

Type: An online, evidence-based healthy lifestyle program which guides and supports participants as they learn about, and implement, healthy changes in their life.

The program includes:

  • Engaging, informative modules on a variety of topics including label reading, mindful eating and physical activity.
  • A goal setting tool.
  • Links to helpful resources and recipes.

Optional program support including emails and motivational text messages

Frequency: Option of a 4-week, 6-week, 8-week or 12-week program

Eligibility: Everyone

Cost: Free

Contact: myhealthybalance.com.au/Home

Parkrun

Type: 5km timed runs or walks in pleasant parkland

Eligibility: Everyone

Cost: Free

Location: Australia wide

Contact: parkrun.com.au/

The PINC Cancer Rehabilitation Program

Type: Works to improve the strength, quality of life and sense of wellbeing of women diagnosed with cancer.

It is specifically designed to help maximise recovery, regain physical and emotional strength, and improve body confidence and control.

The program is delivered by certified PINC Cancer Rehab Physiotherapists and provides a full range of services designed to care, support and guide women through every stage of their treatment and recovery.

Frequency: Varies

Eligibility: Women diagnosed with cancer

Cost: The costs are approximately $70 - $90 for the first one hour assessment and $50 - $70 for individualised ongoing individual sessions.

Your local PINC & STEEL Physiotherapy clinic may also have Next Steps, PaddleOn or Pilates classes available (approx. $10 - $25) that you may be able to attend once you have been assessed.

Location: Australia wide

Contact: pincandsteel.com/programs/our-programs/pinc-for-women/

YWCA Encore

Type: Exercise program designed for women who have experienced mastectomy, lumpectomy or breast reconstruction surgery at any time in their lives.

Frequency: 8-week water-based program

Eligibility: Women diagnosed with breast cancer who have experienced mastectomy, lumpectomy or breast reconstruction surgery at any time in their lives.

Cost: Free

Location: Australia wide

Contact: 1800 305 150 mobiles use (02) 9285 6264
ywcaencore.org.au/

 ACT

Cancer Rehabilitation

Type: Group exercise session focusing on improving fitness and functional ability.

Eligibility: Cancer patients and survivors

Cost: Varies

Location: Bruce

Contact: healthclinic@canberra.edu.au

canberra.edu.au/on-campus/health-and-childcare-services/clinics/special-programs

Gentle yoga for recovery

Type: Yoga for recovery after serious illness or cancer treatment. The practices will safely guide you back towards mobility and confidence.

Frequency: Tuesday 1.30pm -2.30pm

Eligibility: People who are living with chronic illness and/or have been diagnosed with, are being treated for, or are in remission from any form of cancer.

Cost: By donation

Location: Chifley

Contact: pam@vitalyoga.com.au
(02) 6281 0335
vitalyoga.com.au/  

NSW

Breast Cancer Boot Camp

Frequency: Every Saturday morning

Eligibility: Women at all stages of breast cancer treatment

Cost: Free

Location: Sydney - Under the Harbour Bridge

Contact: Dr Lina Pugliano

info@sydneybreastcancerbootcamp.com.au

sydneybreastcancerbootcamp.com.au/contact-us/

CanConquer Exercise Program


Type: Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist supervised cardio and resistance (Individual and small group)

Eligibility: Everyone

Cost: $27.50/session (health fund rebates cover a large portion depending on level of cover and Medicare subsidies apply)

Location: Corrimal and Wollongong

Contact: (02) 4207 9999   
info@canconquer.com.au  
canconquer.com.au

CanStrong

Type: Developed by Accredited Exercise Physiologists, CanStrong is designed to ensure people undergoing, or have gone through cancer treatment, are meeting the requirements for exercise - in order to manage the side effects of treatment, remain strong and healthy and get back to life.

Frequency: 2 sessions per week. 

Eligibility: Everyone.

Cost: $145 (60 minute Initial Consultation), $60 (Individual 30 minute session), $40 (group - max 4 people). Medicare and Private Health rebates may apply. 

Location:  St Leonards, Brookvale & Warriewood or online Australia wide.

Contact: 02 9907 6023
admin@reboundhealth.com.au
reboundhealth.com.au/canstrong 

Cancer Recovery

Type: Exercise programs individualised to the person and take into account your treatment status, disease stage, functional capacity, physical limitations, exercise history and preferences

Eligibility: Cancer patients and survivors.

Cost:

Initial Assessment: $130

Exercise Physiology sessions: 45min - $95; 30min - $75

Group Classes: Casual - $25; 10 session pass - $200

Rebates available

Location: Neutral Bay, Cremorne & Darlinghurst

Contact: Balanced Bodies Lifestyle Clinic
info@bblifestyleclinic.com.au
bblifestyleclinic.com.au/cancer-recovery

Health Interactions


Type: 
Complete a goal setting session with specific assessments to you and your journey to date. Continue with regular face-to-face/one on one exercise physiology sessions, where your exercise program will be tailored to you and your goals, and be modified dependent on whether you are a gym goer or home exerciser. We aim to not only improve your physical health but improve your mental outlook.

Frequency:  12-week program.

Eligibility: Anyone diagnosed with cancer – not specific to age or current activity levels. Eligibility for Care Plan will be at GP’s discretion.

Cost: $300 – though this will be greatly subsidised dependent on GPMP/EPC Care Plan eligibility.

Location: Warners Bay. Home visits in the Lake Macquaire and Newcastle region

Contact: Thomas Hawthorne
0435 845 864
thomas@healthinteractions.com.au

Personal Training and Semi-Private Training for cancer

Type: Individualised exercise programmes in a supervised, unintimidating and small studio setting. All sessions are tailored to you, and we work together with your health professionals to optimise your treatment, health and wellbeing.

Frequency:  Once or twice a week.

Eligibility: Everyone.

Cost: From $20.

Location: South Coogee

Contact:
lisa@coastalbodies.com.au

coastalbodies.com.au

PINC Cancer Rehabilitation

Type: Physiotherapy Pilates reformer and mat based exercise program. The PINC Cancer Rehabilitation Program is dedicated to improving whole body strength, quality of life and sense of wellbeing.

Frequency:  Ongoing; Initially 1-to-1 before moving into weekly physiotherapy sessions in 8 week blocks. 

Eligibility: Women at all stages of cancer treatment and recovery.

Cost: Initial Assessment $150. Weekly Physiotherapy Small Group class: $50. Funding available by application through PINC Trust. Medicare and Private health fund rebates available.

Location: Mosman, Beecroft, Lilyfield and other locations by arrangement.

Contact: 
Nelda Petschack
0410 685 073

nelda@coreconceptsphysio.com.au

coreconceptsphysio.com.au

au.pincandsteel.com

Restore

Type: Cancer Rehab Group Exercise and Wellness Program

Eligibility: 
Patients living with Cancer, going through treatment or cancer survivors - Participants are also welcome to bring along a support person.

Cost:
$20

Location: 
Collaroy Plateau

Contact: 
Jeannette MacLean
02) 9982 6008
exercisephysiology@wellnessgroup.com.au 

USQ Sport and Exercise Clinic

Type: Initial Assessments, Individual Consultations, Group Exercise classes & Group Health Education Programs.

Frequency:  Monday 10.30am.

Eligibility: Everyone.

Cost: $5 per class. Initial assessments/health assessments $20.

Location: Ipswich.

Contact: Merendi Leverett
07 3812 6104
sportsandexercise@usq.edu.au
usq.edu.au/sport-exercise-clinic

Restorative Yoga Therapy 

Type: Designed for during and post-treatment. Very gentle and supportive - both physically and emotionally.
Incorporating gentle stretches, to get the body moving, to drain the area where lymph nodes may be missing, as well as gently opening the armpit and chest area. Breathing techniques to calm and refresh body and mind.

Frequency:  Fri 12pm.

Eligibility: Everyone.

Cost: $70 for 4-week program.

Location: Cronulla

Contact:
Bridget
0417 225 639

info@seabreezeyoga.net

seabreezeyoga.net

Wellac Lifestyle-Wellness After, And during Cancer

Type: Tailored and personalised programs in addition to small group classes run by university trained experts in using “exercise as medicine” for cancer and other health conditions.

Exercise Physiology- individual, couple, small group

Pilates Mat small group classes

Restorative Yoga group classes led by experienced yoga therapists. 

Mind Movement Dance Class

All cancer backgrounds and all fitness levels are catered for.

Eligibility: All cancer backgrounds and all fitness levels are catered for. We recommend at least 2 individual or couple Exercise Physiology sessions prior to joining group classes.

Frequency: Individual and Couple Sessions by appointment. Classes according to a weekly timetable.

Cost: An Initial two individual exercise physiology sessions $180
(Medicare rebate of $105.90 with a GP Chronic Disease Management Plan)

OR

An initial four individual exercise physiology sessions $335
(Medicare rebate of $211.80 with a GP Chronic Disease Management Plan)

Classes are available via our “Wellac Lifestyle Fitness Membership

OR

Casually at $30 per class

Rebates available depending on an individual’s private health cover.

Location: Eastgardens

Contact: (02) 93443875

info@wellaclifestyle.com.au

wellaclifestyle.com.au

Catalyst Exercise Physiology

Type: A six week cancer exercise treatment program is run by an accredited exercise physiologist and aims to help survivors maintain their physical wellness through all stages of their cancer treatment. Each program is individualised.

Length: Ongoing

Eligibility: Breast cancer survivors.

Cost: $300 for a 6 week individualised exercise plan.
Medicare Care Plan options and private health fund covered

Location: East Lismore

Contact: (02) 6626 9313 or 0431 212 588

ENRICH Program

Type: ENRICH is delivered by a qualified Exercise Physiologist/Physiotherapist who guide participants through making healthy eating choices, including physical activity into your daily life and making informed choices about your lifestyle.

Frequency: 2 hours per week over 6 weeks

Eligibility: Cancer survivors. (Partners, family and carers are also welcome to attend). If you can physically take part in a walking program, resistance training (physio banding) and are over 18 years of age.

Cost: Varies

Location: NSW

Contact: 1300 360 541
enrich@nswcc.org.au
cancercouncil.com.au/enrich/

FAME Program

Type: Group exercise classes which provide both resistance and aerobic exercises.

Frequency: Classes run once a week over a 12 weeks

Eligibility: Breast cancer patients

Cost: Varies

Location: Wentworthville

Contact: Dragana Ceprnja, Senior Physiotherapist
Westmead Hospital
wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/

Personalised cancer exercise programs (P.I.Fitness)

Type: P.I.Fitness runs a variety of wellbeing services but specialises in personalised programs for people affected by cancer.

Eligibility: Everyone

Cost: Prices vary. Medicare rebates available.

Location: Balmain, Sydney

Contact: 0402 156 160
jacquie@pifitness.com.au
pifitness.com.au/

Yoga and Meditation for Cancer Support

Type: Sessions offer a various array of tools, techniques and gentle physical exercises to provide support to cancer patients and people living with cancer whilst they go through the physical and emotional challenges that they are faced with during a diagnosis, the treatment phases and the life thereafter cancer.

Frequency: See website for class times.

Eligibility: Women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Cost: $120 for 6 week course. Casual attendance ($22). Bookings essential.

Location: Balmain & North Sydney

Contact: 0408 783 187
yogaandhealing.com.au/

 

Northern Territory

Women’s Cycling Group

Frequency: Thursdays 5.30pm

Eligibility: Everyone

Cost: Free

Location: Meet at BlueCycles 2/12 Totem Rd, Coconut Grove

Contact: 0417 659 069
Sonia@bluecyclesnt.com

 

Queensland

Bloomhill Cancer Care

Type: Individual assessments and programs. Group circuit classes. Also offers Tai Chi, yoga acupuncture, reflexology, art therapy and counselling services.

Frequency: Check website for up to date days and times.

Eligibility: All people with a cancer diagnosis.

Cost: $10 per person per session. Accepts chronic disease management plan.

Location: Buderim

Contact: (07) 5445 5794
admin@bloomhill.com
bloomhill.com.au/

Cancer Rehabilitation

Type: One-on-one consultations that provide education, management strategies and guided exercise to optimize the health, well-being and quality of life for cancer survivors. The program has been specifically designed to help women with the physical and ongoing health issues that can occur after going through cancer and its treatment.

Frequency: One-on-one consultations by booking

Eligibility: Women who have been diagnosed with cancer

Cost: Contact for a quote

Location: Highgate Hill

Contact: Sue Croft, Physiotherapist
admin@suecroftphysiotherapist.com.au
suecroftphysiotherapist.com.au/

CAN-DO! Exercise and cancer program

Type: Designed to assist individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer. Whether you are undergoing treatment, in remission or a cancer survivor the program will be tailored to suit your needs.

Frequency:  1:1 exercise physiologist sessions.

Eligibility: All cancer patients.  

Cost: Initial assessment + program prescription package $160.

Location: Hervey Bay and Maryborough

Contact:
(07) 4124 2621

Choices Cancer Support Centre

Type: STRETCH rehabilitation program, Tai chi, yoga, Pilates.

Eligibility: All people with a cancer diagnosis.

Cost: Free

Location: The Wesley Hospital, Auchenflow

Contact: (07) 3232 7596
Freecall: 1800 227 271
choices@uchealth.com.au
uchealth.com.au/choices/

Cvivor Active Cancer Support

Type: Activity-based peer support program which brings together people who have been affected by cancer to participate in a regular physical or wellness activity.

Frequency: See website for locations and times

Eligibility: People with a cancer diagnosis who are moving through or have completed treatment, or family members and significant others

Cost: Free

Contact: Cancer Council Qld
13 11 20
cancerqld.org.au/get-support/cancer-emotional-support/cvivor-fitness-group/

Exercise for the Management of Cancers (Breast)

Type: Group Strength training, Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Balance and Mobility: Supervised by Accredited Exercise Physiologists.

Frequency:  Twice per week; Tuesday and Thursday mornings 8:15AM to 9:30AM.

Eligibility:
Anyone who is undergoing treatment or has recently completed treatment for Breast cancers (subject to pre-assessment for individual eligibility)

Cost:
$15 per session, with one-off additional $120 for initial eligibility screening consultation (both eligible for rebates from private healthcare providers).

Location:
Toowoomba

Contact:
(07) 4638 7645
aep@fitlab.com.au

 

Gold Coast University Hospital

Type: 12 session program, supervised by cancer services physiotherapists.

Eligibility: All people with a cancer diagnosis.
Fill out a state-wide hospital referral form and specifically mention cancer exercise program.

Cost: Free

Location: Gold Coast University, Southport

Contact: gcuhcancerreferrals@health.qld.gov.au

Restorative Yoga program for cancer patients

Frequency: Check website for up to date days and times.

Eligibility: All cancer patients.

Cost: Free

Location: Scarborough

Contact: (07) 5531 0511
shantiyoga.com.au/yoga/free-yoga-for-cancer-patients.php

Restore Fitness and Wellbeing

Type: At Restore you can undertake a private exercise session and weight management program or join a small group of like-minded women in a weekly “Pink” exercise and nutrition class that provides the additional benefits of building a network with others travelling your journey.

Eligibility: Women who have been diagnosed with cancer

Location: Clayfield

Contact: info@restorefitness.com.au
restorefitness.com.au/

Vision exercise physiology – Conquer cancer program

Type: In clinic exercise, home-based exercises and virtual exercises.

Eligibility: All people with a cancer diagnosis

Cost: Cost involved, please call to enquire

Location: Toowoomba

Contact: (07) 4638 377
info@visionhealth.com.au
visionexercisephysiology.com.au/

Yoga classes for breast cancer patients

Type Yoga classes specially designed to support participants after breast cancer surgery and run by a qualified and experienced yoga instructor.

Frequency: Wed 6.30pm - 7.30pm and Thu 8am - 9am

Eligibility: Post breast cancer surgery patients

Cost: Free

Location: Mater Private Clinic Cleveland

Contact: Jennifer Jones 0435 656 675
jennifer.jones@mater.org.au

YMCA Cancer Survivors Program

Type: A 12 week physical activity and support program for cancer survivors. The YMCA provides a safe exercise program and environment for cancer survivors to gain and reclaim their health and well-being.

Frequency: 12 week programs occur several times throughout each year

Eligibility: You don't have to be a Y member to take part in this life changing program; non-members are most definitely welcome and encouraged!

Cost: Free

Locations: Bowen Hills, Jamboree Heights, Victoria Point

Contact: 
Bowen Hills (07) 3851 8800 bowenhills@ymcafitness.com
Jamboree Heights (07) 3376 4266 jamboreeheights@ymcafitness.com
Victoria Point (07) 3820 5300 frc.reception@ymcabrisbane.org
ymcafitness.com/ymca-cancer-survivors-program.html

South Australia

Cancer Care Centre Yoga

Type: It is safe, fun and easy to do. A typical class includes breath work, gentle stretching & simple repetitive movement, conscious relaxation & meditation, inclusive of beautiful Yoga music.

Frequency: Eight week course Wed 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Eligibility: People diagnosed with cancer, their carers and family groups

Cost: Members $50 Non-members $80

Location: Unley

Contact: (08) 8272 2411
admin@cancercarecentre.org.au

Exercise your Lymphatics

Type: Learn safe and effective techniques to improve your lymphatic system function.

Frequency: Please ring the Cancer Care Centre for dates of upcoming workshops.

Eligibility: People diagnosed with cancer, their carers and family groups

Cost: Members $45 Non-members $80

Location: Unley

Contact: Cancer Care Centre
(08) 8272 2411
admin@cancercarecentre.org.au

iNform Health and Fitness - Oncology Specific Exercise Physiology Services

Type: Individualised exercise therapy completed in one on one sessions or group-based sessions to help you use exercise as a therapy and in general, exercise with confidence. Sessions take into account current treatment, side effects and most importantly goals and are run by specialist oncology trained exercise physiologists. Home or external programs can be written if suitable.
Frequency: iNform is open Mon - Fri 6:00am - 7:00pm and Sat 7:00am- 1:00pm. Group Classes are Mon-Thurs 1:00pm-2:00pm.
Eligibility: Everyone.
Cost: Dependent of what services accessed. Individuals can access services through Medicare Team Care Arrangements (through your GP), private health and privately. There is typically a gap involved in services.
Location: Norwood
Contact: 
(08) 8431 2111

Reconditioning Oncology Program

Type: The program is specifically designed to assist people undergoing treatment for cancer to regain their quality of life and functional ability. The services enables an individual therapy needs to be met in the one location in a goal-directed, highly efficient and well-co-ordinated manner.

Frequency: Over eight weeks, twice a week

Eligibility: Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare providers

Location: Walkerville

Contact: (08) 8168 5700 – ask for Outpatient Coordinator

Well and Good Pilates

Type: Designed specifically for women who are recovering from breast cancer. The exercises are especially selected to help rehabilitate the body and provide relaxation for overall wellbeing

Frequency: Mon 11am-12pm

Eligibility: Everyone

Location: Modbury North

Cost: Ten Class Block - $165.00
Seniors Card Holders Ten Class Block - $135.

Contact: 0400 601 031
info@wellandgoodpilates.com.au
wellandgoodpilates.com.au/

Tasmania

 Splash & Chat support and exercise program

Type: Support group helping to improve wellbeing, mobility, gain confidence, new friendships and knowledge through gentle exercise in a warm pool.

Frequency: Tue 10.30am

Eligibility: Women who have had a cancer diagnosis

Cost: Free

Location: North West Coast

Contact: Susanne King
susanneking3@bigpond.com 

Victoria

Community Health Cancer Rehabilitation Program

Type: The program is for cancer survivors who wish to improve their quality of life by gaining confidence with exercise, managing fatigue, improving nutrition and managing stress so they can get on with living.

The groups combine supervised exercises, education and discussion sessions, with self-management support in a group setting. A home exercise program is provided for all participants.

Frequency: The groups run twice a week, for 2 hours each session for six weeks.

Eligibility: Cancer survivors who have finished active treatment within the last month, up until 2 years following treatment.

Cost: $6.40 per session

Location: Frankston and Rosebud

Contact: ACCESS to register: 1300 665 781

Eastern Health Cancer Oncology Rehabilitation Program

Type: Group sessions that consists of one hour of tailored exercise, followed by one hour of information.

Frequency: Twice a week for seven weeks.

Eligibility: The client resides in eastern suburbs of Melbourne within the Eastern Health catchment area, has a primary diagnosis of cancer, aged 18 years and over, current physical status allows for participation in the exercise component of the program, cognitive status allows for participation in the education component of the program.

Cost: $8 per session, however fee may be waived in cases of financial hardship.

Contact: Eastern Health Oncology/Cancer Rehabilitation Coordinator
0457 563 174
easternhealth.org.au/services/item/94-cancer-oncology-rehabilitation-program

Health Interactions

Type: Complete a goal setting session with specific assessments to you and your journey to date. Continue with regular face-to-face/one on one exercise physiology sessions, where your exercise program will be tailored to you and your goals, and be modified dependent on whether you are a gym goer or home exerciser. We aim to not only improve your physical health but improve your mental outlook by providing a support, encourage independence with program and keep you on-track to your goals.

Frequency: 12-week Program

Eligibility: People who have been diagnosed with cancer – not specific to age or current activity levels, as this is a one on one service. Eligibility for Care Plan will be at GP’s discretion.

Cost: $300 – though this will be greatly subsidised dependent on GPMP/EPC Care Plan eligibility.

Location: Ashburton and Carlton

Contact: Thomas Hawthorne – 0435 845 864

thomas@healthinteractions.com.au

EX-MED Cancer exercise program

Type: 3 month best-practice exercise intervention. Individualised exercise prescription delivered by exercise physiologists specifically trained to deliver EX-MED Cancer; conducted in groups of 10 people with cancer at local fitness centres.

Frequency: 3 x ~1hr sessions/week.

Eligibility: People diagnosed with any type of cancer who have completed cancer treatment (surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy) within the last 12 months. Please note participants are eligible if they are currently receiving/scheduled to receive hormone therapy.

Cost: Free

Location: Fitzroy, Coburg, Hawthorn, Caulfield and Sunshine

Contact: (03) 9230 8728


exmedcancer.org.au/enrol-or-refer
exmedcancer@exmedcancer.org.au 

Inform Health and Exercise breast cancer exercise group

Type: Breast cancer exercise group. Group classes that offer an individually tailored exercise session to suit your goals, abilities, surgical/specialist precautions. You will be supervised by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and have an individualised program to complete within the group setting. You can expect to meet others in similar situations to yourself to share your experiences with along the way.

Frequency:  Monday 5pm  & Saturday 9:30am

Eligibility: Any individual with a current or previous breast cancer diagnosis is invited to join in the fun!

Cost: $15 per class *5 and 10 pass sessions available. Initial assessment: $120.May be eligible to private health rebate.

Location: Glen Iris.

Contact: 
03 9822 8036
informexercise.com.au

Living Longer, Living Stronger program

Type: Strength training programs specifically designed to meet the needs of older people, including:

  • Initial and ongoing assessments so your program can be tailored to your specific needs and abilities
  • Fully qualified and committed instructors
  • A safe, supportive environment
  • At least two group sessions a week, at a low cost
  • An opportunity to socialise over a cup of tea or coffee after each session.

Frequency: Classes can be found on the COTA website.

Eligibility: Older people, designed to increase strength, balance, flexibility and coordination, so helping to improve your confidence and reduce the risk of falls.

Cost: Low cost (dependent on individual providers)

Contact: COTA Vic (03) 9654 4443
cotavic.org.au/programs-events/strength-training/

Moving Beyond Cancer

Type: Women with cancer exercise group

Frequency: Mon 10:30am, Thu 2pm and 5:30pm (Camberwell) Fri 1:10pm (Heidelberg)

Eligibility: Women with a cancer diagnosis

Cost: $288 for 10 sessions. Medicare and private health rebates available

Location: Camberwell & Heidelberg 

Contact: Dale or Kelly (03) 8823 8307

POWER (Program for Oncology Wellness and Exercise rehabilitation)

Type: Individualised exercise prescription delivered and supervised by an accredited exercise physiologist and physiotherapist in a small group environment. Exercises are tailored to suit specific needs, ability and goals. Frequent wellness seminars are held throughout the program to provide education and support on a range of health topics.
Frequency: The groups run for 1 hour twice per week over the duration of 12 weeks.
Eligibility: Cancer diagnosis within the previous two years, over 18 years of age
Cost: Initial assessment: $75, sessions $15. May be eligible for rebates. Please contact in case of financial hardship.
Location: Doncaster
Contact: 
Oncology project officer
1300 90 20 23
 

Qigong for Recovery - Breast Cancer Patients

Type: Mindful Movement - acupressure, gentle stretches, flowing movement and mindfulness - based on qigong/chi-gong.

Frequency: 6 x 60 minute program offered regularly.

Cost: $295, includes handbooks and support materials.

Location: St Kilda

Contact: Nicole Betts - Pursuit of Wellness 1300 880 137

Stepping into Wellness gentle exercise programs

Type: Women are supported to experience a range of exercise types and to find ways to continue to exercise in their local communities. Programs are led by qualified and experienced fitness instructors.

Frequency: Six week program

Eligibility: Women who have experienced breast or a gynaecological cancer.

Cost: Free

Location: Multiple locations

Contact: Counterpart Resource Centre
1300 781 500
info@counterpart.org.au
counterpart.org.au/

Strive2Thrive

Type: 12 week program, two supervised gym sessions per week (up to 15 participants)

Frequency: 12-week program, 4 programs per year (includes weekly information sessions)

Eligibility: All cancer types, requires medical referral, for any person that has completed active treatment within the past 24 months

Cost: Free

Location: Geelong

Contact: info@strive2thrive.com.au
strive2thrive.com.au

Upwell Health Collective

Type: Build your physical and mental resilience before you start your treatment, with this carefully crafted package. Upwell’s highly skilled allied health and wellness professionals will collaborate in your care and work closely with your surgeon or oncologist along the way.

Choose from either exercise physiology (personalised exercises) or clinical Pilates as your primary movement, and complement it with two relaxing massages and a restorative yoga session to help balance your mind, body and spirit.

Frequency: 

A 45min exercise physiology initial assessment and a 30min 1:1 session

OR

A 45min clinical Pilates initial assessment and a 30min 1:1 session

AND

A 60min and a 45min remedial or relaxation massage
A 60min 1:1 therapeutic yoga session

Price: SPECIAL BCNA PRICE $390* (save up to $140)
Receive 10% off additional Upwell services and classes booked ongoing
All Upwell allied health services may be covered under your private health insurance

Location: Camberwell 

Contact: (03) 8849 9096
hello@upwellhealth.com.au
upwellhealth.com.au/

 

WA

Cancer Survivor Program

Type: A two part (individual and small group) health and wellbeing exercise program specifically designed to maintain and improve physical capacities while managing the debilitating effects of cancer and cancer treatment.

Eligibility: Cancer patients currently undergoing treatments.

Cost: Medicare rebates may apply if referred by a GP. Some health insurance companies also provide rebates. 

Location: Joondalup

Contact: Vario Wellness Clinic (08) 6304 3444
exercisemedicine.org.au/vario-health-clinic/exercise-programs

Chemo Club

Type: Specially designed, exercise program

Frequency: See website for class times

Eligibility: Cancer patients currently undergoing chemotherapy, and other cancer treatments.

Cost: Free. For access to the Chemo Club you will need to present your SolarisCare treatment card.

Location: Albany and Claremont

Contact: Solaris Care
solariscare.org.au/help/chemo_club

Life Now Exercise Program

Type: 12 week program, two 60-minute sessions per week.

Frequency: Upcoming classes updated on website.

Eligibility: For people currently undergoing or who have completed cancer treatment in the last two years and their carers.

Cost: Free to people who have undergone cancer treatment within the last two years. There may be a one off fee for initial and post assessment with the AEP (dependent upon your GP and private health care fund).

Contact: Cancer Council WA 13 11 20
cancerwa.asn.au/patients/support-and-services/life-now/exercise-classes

Life Now Yoga Classes

Frequency: 6 weeks. Upcoming classes on website

Eligibility: People with cancer or recovering from cancer at an introductory level for 6 weeks. Carers are also welcome to attend.

Cost: Free

Contact: Cancer Council WA 13 11 20
cancerwa.asn.au/patients/support-and-services/life-now/yoga-classes

Life Now Meditation & Tai Chi

Frequency: 6 weeks (introductory level) – Upcoming classes on website.

Eligibility: People with cancer or recovering from cancer at an introductory level for 6 weeks. Carers are also welcome to attend.

Cost: Free

Contact: Cancer Council WA 13 11 20
cancerwa.asn.au/patients/support-and-services/life-now/meditation-classes

Life Now Mindfulness and Mindful Art

Type: Life Now Mindfulness is stress management program that is facilitated by an experienced instructor for two hours each week. During these sessions, participants are provided with practical coping techniques to counter the effects of cancer-related stress. Mindful Art is a meditation course that aims to improve lateral thinking, enhances visual perception and provides a tangible approach to creative thought. Art is a skill we can all learn through simple successive exercises, and in the process provide us with many positive health benefits.

Mindful art is a 6 week course, one hour class per week. No prior art experience required and anyone who attends the course will be amazed that creativity is accessible to all of us.

Frequency: 8 weeks (mindfulness) 6 weeks (mindful art).

Eligibility: People with cancer or recovering from cancer at an introductory level for 6 weeks. Carers are also welcome to attend.

Cost: Free

Contact: Cancer Council WA 13 11 20
cancerwa.asn.au/patients/support-and-services/life-now/meditation-classes

Life Now Retreat Days

Type: Retreat Days showcase what our Life Now programs have to offer. Retreat Day participants have the chance to try out Life Now classes such as yoga, meditation and exercise. The day provides the opportunity to interact with others facing a similar life situation.

Eligibility: People with cancer or recovering from cancer. Carers are also welcome to attend. Priority is given to newly diagnosed patients and first time participants.

Cost: Free

Location: Milroy Lodge, Shenton Park

Contact: Cancer Council WA 13 11 20
cancerwa.asn.au/patients/support-and-services/life-now/live-life-now/

The Pink Crusaders program

Type: Group sessions run for 60 minutes in the privacy of The Studio. We keep sessions small to allow you to get the most out of the class.

Sessions involve a combination of: light resistance training, light cardio, Pilates based mat work, stretching.

Frequency: Tue and Thu 10am - 11am and 6.30pm - 7.30pm.

Eligibility: Women undergoing or recovering from breast cancer treatment.

Cost: Initial consultation - $80, single class $8.70 & 10 class pass $84.

Location: Burtin

Contact: Curtin University
r.morony@curtin.edu.au
life.curtin.edu.au/curtin-stadium/breast-cancer-rehabilitation.htm

Women’s Cancers Pilates

Eligibility: Before, during and following cancer treatment (breast and gynaecological)

Cost: $70 rebates available

Location: Nedlands

Contact: admin@bgalphysio.com.au