We are always looking for inspirational speakers around Australia to share their melanoma experiences.

“I find the Speakers’ Hub very rewarding as I’m able to give back by sharing my husband’s melanoma story while raising awareness of melanoma and sun safety, and explaining the incredible work of Melanoma Institute Australia.  I often have audience members coming up to me afterwards to thank me for sharing my moving story or to share their own stories with me. The connections we make really are incredible. I’ve met wonderful people at various events and look forward to further opportunities as part of the Speaker’s Hub.” – Bettina

About you

You may be a melanoma survivor, patient or family member of someone who has had melanoma. If you are willing to tell your story – the good, the bad and the in-between, then we would love to hear from you.

What is involved

The Speakers’ Hub is a voluntary role. Our Speakers are given essential story telling training and matched with speaking events which suit their personality, story, location and time constraints. It might be a little daunting at first, but having a voice and helping raise awareness about melanoma is an extremely rewarding experience.

Your impact

Your personal experience has the capacity to create change and raise awareness about melanoma. It’s about using your story to connect with people and raise awareness about the importance of prevention and research. It’s about inspiring others and encouraging people to take action.

Because no-one should die from melanoma.

If you’re interested, please email Jodie.Collins@melanoma.org.au and tell us a little about yourself and your melanoma story.

FAQs from Speakers

As a Speaker, you are a volunteer who gives your time and skills to educate the community about melanoma. You will receive special training to help raise awareness and share your story with the community. We want our network to consist of a wide range of people of different ages, backgrounds and experiences.
We are looking for individuals who are willing to engage and passionate about spreading awareness about melanoma. This is a voluntary role, but it is a fantastic way to help raise awareness whether you’re a patient, survivor or if you have a cared for someone with melanoma, and you want to share your story, get in touch with us at Jodie.Collins@melanoma.org.au
As much as we value everyone’s willingness to step up and help spread the word, we don’t always have places available for new Speakers. You are encouraged to contact Jodie at Jodie.collins@melanoma.org.au so we have your details and your story, and then we can let you know how we’re travelling in terms of demand and upcoming engagements.
All Speakers will receive training to ensure they are comfortable and confident in delivering their presentations. The training will be delivered in a one-day course consisting of small groups to ensure that every participant is involved and to maximise learning. The training will ultimately guide you in delivering an engaging personal story that moves people to take action to help end melanoma.
No, not at all. Your involvement will be dependent on a few factors. Our Speakers present all around Australia and we understand you cannot be everywhere and that you also have your personal and work commitments. If you become a Speaker, we will contact you when we find an event suited to your locality, personality and expertise. We will always try to match requests with Speaker availability and skills.
Absolutely! We provide you with speaker training, so if there is something you feel unsure of, you can ask as many questions during this training. It is a fantastic way to spread awareness, and also become more educated. Your story is just as valuable and the story of people who had had melanoma.
They’re all different! You may visit a school, speak to a corporate organisation, attend a Golf Day or attend a fundraising dinner. Our aim is to raise as much awareness as we can so our Speakers present at a variety of events and locations.
This will be dependent upon each event’s aims and objectives. You will be notified well in advance about the type of event and the expectations.
Being a Speaker is a voluntary role. Of course we cover travel and accommodation costs if needed, so you won’t be out of pocket while you are spreading the word. We go over all those details prior to you accepting a booking.
Of course not, but we’d love you to! We understand people have families, jobs and other commitments so no dramas on our end if you can’t accept a booking we offer you. It won’t affect us offering you any future suitable bookings that may come up.