Australian Cancer Plan - Implementation

The 10-year Australian Cancer Plan (the Plan) is a national framework that will accelerate world-class cancer outcomes and improve the lives of all Australians affected by cancer.

Read the Australian Cancer Plan here


The Australian Government has committed to taking action for delivery of the 10-year Plan. Early implementation priorities will be focused on:

  • improving cancer outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • an Australian Comprehensive Cancer Network (ACCN)
  • standardising the development, update, evaluation and uptake of Optimal Care Pathways (OCPs)
  • developing an agreed National Cancer Data Framework
  • implementing a National Lung Cancer Screening Program
  • eliminating cervical cancer
  • implementing a new Cancer Nursing and Navigation Program
  • developing a National Framework for Genomics in Cancer Control.

Read the early Implementation Plan here


Implementation of the Plan is a shared responsibility requiring coordinated action across the cancer control sector.

We want to hear about your implementation activities!

We invite you to consider ways of leading, funding or partnering on implementation activities that contribute to the goals and actions of the Plan.

Cancer Australia will monitor and record implementation activities being undertaken across the sector. This information will help us further develop the Implementation Plan and will contribute to the establishment of an evidence base to better target our efforts and address gaps.

Cancer Australia would like to hear about your implementation projects and their contribution to the goals and actions of the Australian Cancer Plan. We invite you to tell us about your implementation projects below.

The Australian Cancer Plan Implementation webinar was held on 13 December as an opportunity for the sector to: 

  • hear about the Government’s early implementation priorities. 

  • participate in a question-and-answer session about implementation of the Plan. 

  • identify areas in which their organisation can contribute to the Plan’s actions. 

Read responses to stakeholder questions organised by key themes here

Watch the Australian Cancer Plan Implementation Webinar recording here 

Please note the presentation component (approx. timestamp 7 min – 16 min) has been re-recorded due to technical issues experienced during the live webinar.