Located in our three Support Centres in Hobart, Launceston and Devonport, Cancer Council Tasmania offers a free wig library service for clients experiencing hair loss as a result of their cancer treatment.
Clients are encouraged to borrow a wig at no cost for as long as they need it.
Wigs are fitted by trained Support Services staff and volunteers in a private and confidential setting. The wigs are provided in a handmade bag with a brush, a wig stand and wig care instructions. We follow up with clients to make sure they are happy with their wig and to offer further assistance as required.
Cancer Council Tasmania also accepts donated wigs which are cleaned, processed and added to the library.
Who this service is for
People experiencing hair loss as a result of cancer treatment.
How this service is delivered
Our wig libraries are located at our Support Centres in Hobart, Launceston and Devonport.
Call or visit us online
Call us for more information, or see the Wig Library page on our website where there are many videos relating to wearing, styling and looking after wigs and head scarves.
More programs from Cancer Council
Cancer Support Centres
Cancer Council trained staff and volunteers are available to assist members of the public with any enquiry or support need relating to cancer which can be made over the phone or by simply dropping in – no appointment is necessary.
Cancer Support Groups
Support groups provide a safe place for people affected by cancer to come together, develop friendships, share ideas and thoughts in a non-judgmental environment.
Legal and Financial Assistance
Cancer Council Tasmania’s Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS) aims to assist Tasmanians diagnosed with cancer when they are undergoing treatment or receiving palliative care who are experiencing financial hardship. Cancer Council also has free legal support programs currently available.