Radiation Oncology Health Program Grants Scheme

The Radiation Oncology Health Program Grants Scheme helps public and private radiation oncology providers in areas of greatest need to buy eligible radiation therapy equipment.

About the scheme

The scheme provides grants to help public and private radiation oncology providers to buy or replace radiation therapy machines (called linear accelerators).

The scheme provides $3 million for each linear accelerator. We pay this at a rate of:

  • $300,000 per year for up to 10 years for public providers
  • $375,000 per year for up to 8 years for private providers.

The grants are on top of Medicare rebates that patients receive for radiotherapy services, which help cover the professional and operating costs of oncology services.

Why it is important

Radiotherapy, along with surgery and chemotherapy, is highly effective in treating cancer. This scheme helps ensure Australians can access treatment, regardless of where they live.

Goals

The scheme aims to:

  • enable cancer patients access to radiation oncology services
  • improve health outcomes for cancer patients
  • ensure radiation oncology services are of the highest quality and safety.

Priority areas

State and territory governments are responsible for planning radiotherapy services. We work together to determine which health planning regions are most in need of oncology services by assessing:

  • cancer incidence
  • population numbers
  • existing services in each region.

In February each year, we publish selected areas for each state and territory, and prioritise these locations for grants in the following financial year.

2022–23 set priority areas

State

Area

Requirements

New South Wales

Tamworth local government area

1 linear accelerator

Northern Territory

Alice Springs

1 linear accelerator

Western Australia

Midwest region

1 linear accelerator

Wheatbelt region

1 linear accelerator

Applying for new priority areas

States and territories nominate priority areas each year. We will publish nominated priority areas on this page 8 weeks before we open applications for new priority areas. Applications stay open for 4 weeks.

Apply for grants

Grants are only available to approved facilities that provide radiation oncology services with linacs in priority areas.

Becoming an approved facility

If your facility is not yet approved under Section 40 of the national Health Insurance Act 1973, you must first apply for approval.

Apply for funding

Once approved, you can apply for:

  • a new facility
  • extra equipment at an approved facility
  • replacement of existing equipment
  • relocation of an approved facility.

You must show you have notified the relevant state or territory health departments of your application. This includes the state or territory where the facility is based, and other relevant states or territories if you expect many interstate patients. This helps ensure state and territory governments can plan for radiation oncology services in the short and long term.

Apply for ownership transfer

If your facility changes ownership or control, you must apply for a transfer of ownership.

Assessment process

We assess all applications in line with the scheme’s administrative guidelines.

Reviews

We conducted 2 reviews of the scheme in:

  • 2016 – to determine whether the scheme was contemporary, fair and equitable
  • 2020 – to look at the impacts of changes implemented in 2017 and at whether the scheme is effectively meeting its goals.

Other support

All states and territories have patient accommodation and travel schemes that support patients who have to travel long distances for cancer treatment. Contact your state or territory health department for more information.

You might also be able to get support for travel and treatment through not-for-profit organisations, including the: 

Approved facilities

New South Wales

Name

Address

Status

Public

Blacktown Cancer Centre, Blacktown Hospital

Blacktown Road, Blacktown NSW 2148 – 02 9881 8421

Operational

Calvary Mater Hospital Newcastle

Edith St, Waratah NSW 2298 – 02 4921 1211

Operational

Central Coast Regional Cancer Centre – Gosford Hospital

76 Holden Street, Gosford NSW 2250 – 02 4320 9888

Operational

Central West Cancer Centre

1530 Forest Road, Orange NSW 2800 – 02 6369 3380

Operational

Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre, Westmead

Corner Darcy and Hawkesbury Roads, Wentworthville NSW 2145 – 02 8890 5200

Operational

Illawarra Cancer Care Centre

Building D, Corner Loftus Street and New Dapto Road, Wollongong NSW 2500 – 02 4222 5200

Operational

Liverpool Cancer Therapy Centre

Elizabeth Street, Liverpool NSW 2170 – 02 8738 5180

Operational

Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centre

Therry Road, Campbelltown NSW 2560 – 02 4634 4300

Operational

Mid North Coast Cancer Institute – Coffs Harbour

345 Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 – 02 6656 5737

Operational

Mid North Coast Cancer Institute – Port Macquarie

Wrights Road, Port Macquarie NSW 2444 – 02 6580 1807

Operational

Nepean Cancer Care Centre

Corner Great Western Highway and Somerset Street, Kingswood NSW 2747 – 02 4734 3500

Operational

North Coast Cancer Institute – Lismore Cancer

70–72 Hunter Street, Lismore, NSW 2480 – 02 6620 2416

Operational

Northern Sydney Cancer Centre – Royal North Shore Hospital

Reserve Road, St Leonards NSW 2065 – 02 9926 7111

Operational

North West Cancer Centre

31 Dean Street, North Tamworth NSW 2340 – 02 6767 7760

Operational

Prince of Wales Hospital, Nelune Comprehensive Cancer Centre

Corner Avoca and Highs Streets, Randwick NSW 2031 – 02 9382 5111

Operational

St George Cancer Care Centre

1 Short Street, Kogarah NSW 2217 – 02 9113 3909

Operational

Shoalhaven Regional Cancer Centre

Corner Scenic Drive and North Streets, Nowra NSW 2541 – 02 4428 7400

Operational

Western Cancer Centre Dubbo

Myall Street, Dubbo NSW 2830 – 02 6809 6200

Operational

Private

Cancer Care Macarthur

 

Not yet operational

GenesisCare Kingswood

38 Somerset St, Kingswood NSW 2747 – 02 4726 8700

Operational

GenesisCare Lake Macquarie Newcastle Radiation Oncology Centre

36 Pacific Highway, Gateshead NSW 2290 – 02 4918 4500

Operational

GenesisCare Macquarie University Hospital

3 Technology Place, Macquarie University NSW 2109 – 02 9812 3220

Operational

GenesisCare Waratah Private Hospital

31 Dora Street, Hurstville NSW 2220 – 02 8568 7600

Operational

Riverina Cancer Care Centre

31 Meurant Avenue, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650 – 02 6932 1000

Operational

The Mater Hospital

25 Rocklands road, North Sydney, NSW – 02 9458 8050

Operational

St Vincent’s Clinic

438 Victoria Street , Darlinghurst NSW 2010 – 02 8382 6222

Operational

Icon Cancer Centre Gosford

41 William Street, Gosford NSW 2250 – 02 4349 8000

Operational

Icon Cancer Centre Revesby

1-3 MacArthur Avenue, Revesby NSW 2212 – 02 8722 2800

Operational

Icon Cancer Centre Wahroonga

Level 2, 185 Fox Valley Road, Wahroonga NSW 2076 – 02 9480 4200

Operational

Icon Cancer Centre Maitland

175 Chisholm Road, East Maitland NSW 2323 – 02 9068 9580

Operational

Icon Cancer Centre Concord

Hospital Road, Concord NSW 2138 – 02 9767 3277

Operational

Icon Norwest Private Hospital

11 Norbrik Drive, Bella Vista NSW 2153 – 02 9068 9540

Operational

Lifehouse at RPA

119–143 Missenden Road, Camperdown NSW 2050 – 02 8514 0027

Operational

Northern Beaches Cancer Care

49 Frenchs Forest Road, Frenchs Forest NSW 2086 – 02 8377 2700

Operational

St Vincent's Hospital

390 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010 – 02 8382 1111

Operational

Victoria

Name

Address

Status

Public

Andrew Love Cancer Centre

70 Swanston Street, Geelong Vic 3220 – 03 4215 2700

Operational

Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre

1 Drummond Street North, Ballarat Vic 3350 – 03 5320 8500

Operational

Bendigo Radiotherapy Centre

100 Barnard Street, Bendigo Vic 3550 – 03 5454 9234

Operational

Gippsland Cancer Care Centre

10 Village Avenue, Traralgon West Vic 3844 – 03 5173 8000

Operational

Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre

145 Studley Road , Heidelberg Vic 3084 – 03 9496 5000

Operational

Peter Mac at Box Hill

1 Arnold Street, Box Hill Vic 3128 – 03 8559 9269

Operational

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre – Parkville

305 Grattan Street, Melbourne Vic 3000 – 03 8559 5000

Operational

Sunshine Hospital Radiation Therapy Centre

176 Furlong Road, St Albans VIC 3021 – 03 8395 9999

Operational

The Monash Cancer Centre

823–865 Centre Road, East Bentleigh Vic 3165 – 03 9928 8901

Operational

William Buckland Radiotherapy Centre (Alfred Hospital)

55 Commercial Road, Melbourne Vic 3004 – 03 9076 2000

Operational

Private

Berwick Oncology and Radiation Therapy centre

55 Kangan Drive, Berwick Vic 3806 – 03 8794 2700

Operational

Icon Cancer Centre Epworth Freemasons

124 Grey Street, East Melbourne Vic 3002 – 03 9483 3331

Operational

Icon Cancer Centre Epworth Richmond

Level 4, 32 Erin Street, Richmond Vic 3121 – 03 9936 8277

Operational

Icon Cancer Centre Geelong

1 Epworth Place, Waurn Ponds Vic 3216 – 03 4225 6020

Operational

Icon Cancer Centre Mildura

 

Not yet operational

Icon Cancer Centre Mulgrave

Blanton Drive, Mulgrave Vic 3170 – 03 8726 1600

Operational

Icon Cancer Centre Warrnambool

28–30 Ryot Street, Warrnambool Vic 3280 – 03 5565 2000

Operational

GenesisCare Albury Wodonga

Corner of Borella Road and East Street, East Albury Vic 2640 – 02 6043 7800

Operational

GenesisCare Cabrini Hospital, Malvern

Level B4, 183 Wattletree Road, Malvern Vic 3144 – 03 9597 6900

Operational

GenesisCare Epping Radiation Oncology Centre

230 Cooper Street, Epping Vic 3076 – 03 9409 8000

Operational

GenesisCare Frankston Radiation Oncology Centre

5 Susono Way, Frankston Vic 3199 – 03 9781 8200

Operational

GenesisCare Radiation Oncology Centre at St Vincent’s Hospital

Building C, 41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy Vic 3065 – 03 9427 6500

Operational

GenesisCare Ringwood radiation Oncology Centre

36 Mount Dandenong Road, Ringwood East Vic 3135 – 03 8870 3300

Operational

GenesisCare Shepparton Oncology Centre

124 Corio Street, Shepparton Vic 3630 – 03 5825 9700

Operational

GenesisCare Western Radiation Oncology Centre

1 Marion Street, Footscray Vic 3011 – 03 9319 3200

Operational

South Australia

Name

Address

Status

Public

Lyell McEwin Hospital

Haydown Road , Elizabeth Vale SA 5112 – 08 8182 9000

Operational

Royal Adelaide Hospital

Port Road, Adelaide SA 5000 – 08 7074 0000

Operational

Private

Icon Cancer Centre Windsor Gardens

480 North East Road, Windsor Gardens SA 5087 – 08 8164 3600

Operational

Icon Cancer Centre Noarlunga

 

Not yet operational

Icon Cancer Centre Calvary North Adelaide Hospital

 

Not yet operational

Genesis Care Calvary Central Districts Hospital, Elizabeth Vale

Jarvis Road, Elizabeth Vale SA 5112 – 08 7285 6400

Operational

Genesis Care Flinders Private Hospital

1 Flinders Drive, Bedford Park SA 5042 – 08 8179 5500

Operational

Genesis Care South Terrace

 352 South Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000 – 08 8228 6700

Operational

Genesis Care Tennyson Centre

506 South Road, Kurralta Park SA 5037 – 08 8292 2370

Operational

Western Australia

Name

Address

Status

Public

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands

Hospital Avenue, Nedlands WA 6009 – 08 6383 3000

Operational

Private

Icon Cancer Centre Rockingham

2 Civic Boulevard, Rockingham WA 6168 – 08 9500 7800

Operational

Genesis Care Fiona Stanley Hospital

102–118 Murdoch Drive, Murdoch WA 6150 – 08 6318 2882

Operational

Genesis Care Joondalup – Shenton House

Level 3, 57 Shenton Avenue, Joondalup WA 6027 – 08 9400 6213

Operational

Genesis Care Mandurah

Unit 3/35 Minilya Parkway, Greenfields WA 6210 – 08 9559 2900

Operational

Genesis Care South West Radiation Oncology Service (Bunbury)

Corner of Bussell Highway and Roberston Drive, Bunbury WA 6230 – 08 9726 6400

Operational

Genesis Care Perth Radiation Oncology Centre (Wembley)

24 Salvado Road, Wembley WA 6014 – 08 6318 2868

Operational

Montserrat Day Hospital (Albany)

6 Lubich Way, Mira Mar WA 6330 – 08 6146 1466

Not yet operational

St John of God Murdoch Hospital

100 Murdoch Drive, Murdoch WA 6150 – (08) 9366 1500

Operational

Tasmania

Name

Address

Status

Public

Royal Hobart Hospital – WP Holman Clinic

48 Liverpool Street, Hobart Tas 7000 – 03 6166 8308

Operational

Launceston General Hospital – WP Holman Clinic

274–280 Charles Street, Launceston Tas 7250 – 03 6777 6777

Operational

Private

Icon Cancer Centre Hobart

2 Melville Street (entrance off Campbell Street), Hobart Tas 7000 – 03 6240 2600

Operational

Australian Capital Territory

Name

Address

Status

Public

Canberra Hospital

Corner Yamba Drive and Hindmarsh Drive, Garran ACT 2605 – 02 5124 8444

Operational

Private

Icon Cancer Centre Canberra

Corner Broula and Allawoona Streets, Bruce ACT 2617 – 02 5112 0200

Operational

Northern Territory

Name

Address

Status

Public

Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre

Rocklands Drive, Tiwi NT 0810 – 08 8944 8220

Operational

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