We are here to support people with cancer and their whānau. We are part of the Otago and Southland Division of the Cancer Society.


If you need to travel to Dunedin Hospital for cancer treatment, you can stay at Daffodil House.

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Need transport to treatment?

We have a dedicated team of volunteers to drive you to your hospital appointments.

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Help us support people with cancer

We need your support to ensure we can continue delivering services to people with cancer and their whānau.

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Supportive Care Community Cancer Support

Our services are available to anyone diagnosed with cancer and their family / whānau. We’re here to help, so please make contact so we can discuss what is right for you and your whānau.

How we can help


Please get in touch today if you would like support by emailing supportivecare@cansoc.org.nz or calling:

  • Dunedin, Clutha, and Waitaki: 03 477 7447
  • Southland: 03 218 4108
  • Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes: 03 442 4281


Support groups

We offer a variety of local and online support groups and events. 

View the Calendar

Referral form

GPs and individuals may use this form to refer themselves or others to our services. 

Otago and Southland - Referral Form


Join our fundraising events and campaigns

We wouldn't be able to provide our vital services without the generous and enthusiastic support of individuals like you, your families, and your communities.

You Can For Cancer – create a fundraiser that's right for you

Relay For Life – annually in late summer

Jump For Cancer – throughout April and May

Daffodil Day – the last Friday of August

Cancer Society Spring Balls – contact info@cansoc.org.nz for details

Marathon in a Month – throughout November

The Longest Day annual golf challenge – throughout December and January

Our People in Otago and Southland

The Otago and Southland Division covers the lower South Island.  We have staff in the following areas: 

Meet our team

Our partners

The Cancer Society of Otago and Southland would like to express our gratitude to the organisations, trusts, and local businesses who help to ensure we can support people with cancer and help to reduce the incidence of cancer.

Learn more about our partners here:

Grant funding

Local Hero programme

What we did across Otago and Southland last year

Annual Report 2023

What did your support help us achieve? Your time, energy, money and services helped us towards achieving our mission of improving community wellbeing by reducing the incidence and impact of cancer.

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Clients and their families provided with care
Nights stayed at Daffodil House
KM driven by volunteer drivers