Melanoma Institute Australia has provided services and support in Perth, Western Australia since it merged with melanomaWA in January 2020.

melanomaWA was established with the mission to reduce the impact of melanoma in the WA community. It worked to support people living with melanoma and their carers, families and friends, and to raise awareness about melanoma prevention in WA. Western Australia is second only to QLD in terms of melanoma incidence across Australia.

The merger between melanomaWA and Melanoma Institute Australia in 2020 benefited melanoma patients and their families across WA by strengthening and expanding services, support, education and research. The merger provided local, regional, and remote melanoma patients with greater access to medical specialists through Melanoma Institute Australia’s network.

Melanoma Community Support Nurse

Angie, our Melanoma Community Support Nurse, provides assistance and support to WA patients and their carers through education, support and guidance throughout treatment.

Contact Angie by phoning 0459 463 451 or email her at Angelica.Miller@melanoma.org.au

WA Support Groups

Perth Melanoma Support Group
Face-to-face meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month. The time is 10am-12pm or 6-8pm (alternate months)
Cancer Wellness Centre, 80 Railway Street, Cottesloe.

WA Virtual Support Group 
A WA Virtual support group meeting is held via zoom on the third Tuesday of the month from 6-7pm.

South West Melanoma Support Group
Face-to-face meetings are on the third Thursday of the month (every second month) 10am-12pm
Dot’s Place, 62 Forrest Ave, South Bunbury.

Peel Support Group 
Second Tuesday of the month (every second month) 10am-12pm
Dot’s Place, 34 Victoria Cir, Greenfields

WA Ocular Melanoma Support Group
Last Thursday of the month (quarterly) 1-3pm
Cancer Wellness Centre, 80 Railway St, Cottesloe

Please email Angie Miller wa@melanoma.org.au or call 9322 1908 for more information or to join WA support groups.

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WA Support Services

Click on the cover image to download our guide to melanoma support services in WA.

Upcoming Events

2024 Nurse Melanoma Symposium

July 25 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AWST

Join us in Perth for an engaging educational day designed for all nurses who care for melanoma patients. 

SunSafe Student Ambassador Program

August 14 - September 10

Ensuring teenagers are aware of the danger of melanoma and the importance of sun safety is the mission of the SunSafe peer-to-peer learning program. Workshops are being held in Sydney, Wagga Wagga, Hobart and Perth in Aug/Sept.

Contact Melanoma Institute Australia WA

Amanda Rowe
WA Partnerships & Events Manager

Melanoma Institute Australia WA
Cancer Wellness Centre
Nyoongar Boodjar (country)
80 Railway Street,
Cottesloe WA 6011

Phone: (08) 9322 1908
Email: wa@melanoma.org.au