The Cancer Council ACT Wig Service sells new and near new wigs to people experiencing hair loss as a result of cancer treatment. Other headwear is also available. Please note that due to our limited stock, each client may purchase one (1) wig only. Wigs may only be purchased by clients who have lost their hair as a result cancer treatment.
The Wig Service operates from 2 sites. The larger is based at The Canberra Hospital on level 1 of Building 3. A group of dedicated volunteers help operate this service and it is open Monday to Wednesday 9.30-11.30am, appointments are not necessary.
Alternatively there is a smaller site at the Cancer Council office located at 5 Richmond Ave, Fairbairn. This service is available during office hours and appointments are recommended.
The Cancer Council is always appreciative of any new or used wigs that are donated to the service. If you would like to donate a wig please contact us.
If you would like to donate your hair towards making a wig you will need to contact a wig maker as the Wig Service does not make wigs. Louis Barnett & Sons in Melbourne (03 9428 9855) use donated hair to make wigs for people who lose their hair for a medical reason. Please contact them before cutting your hair as they are only able to accept certain types of hair.
For more information please contact Cancer Council ACT on 6257 9999.
These local wig and headwear suppliers may also be able to assist your needs (note that these suppliers do not accept hair for wig making or donated wigs):
Beau Chapeaux Headwear (headwear only)
200 Cordeaux Rd
Mount Kembla, NSW 2526
(02) 4271 5213
Colleen’s Post Mastectomy Connection
3/60 Dundas Court
Phillip, ACT 2606
(02) 6285 1311
Crop Haircutters Wig Out Program
Shop G5 Centra Plaza
16 Bowes Pl
Woden ACT 2606
(02) 6232 4928
The Wig Out Program provides cost price human hair wigs to women undergoing cancer treatment. A free wash and blow dry service is also available for women who have undergone a mastectomy and are unable to lift their arms above their shoulders.
HeadsUp@Bruce (headwear only)
Bruce, ACT 2617
(02) 6201 6579
Inspired by Hair
The Canberra Hospital
Yamba Drive, Garran
(02) 6281 0441
Sells a range of wigs and turbans.
You may also like to check on the internet as there are a number of Australian wig retailers that also sell their wigs online.