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 purchase 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 (linac). 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 in addition to Medicare rebates that patients receive for radiation therapy services. Grant funding helps to cover the professional and operating costs of oncology services.

Why it is important

Radiation therapy is effective in treating half of all cancers. This scheme helps Australians to access radiation therapy 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 seek advice from states and territories to determine which health planning regions are most in need of oncology services by assessing:

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

New priority areas open for grant funding are published each February.

The following priority areas have been identified by states and territories for 2024-25:

2024-25 priority areas

StateAreaStatusRequirements
New South WalesTamworth Local Government areaContinuing1 linear accelerator
TasmaniaSouthern TasmaniaNew1 linear accelerator
 
Western AustraliaSwan and Hills Health DistrictNew1 linear accelerator
 
  • New priority areas will be advertised for 8 weeks before applications open.

Applying for ROHPG grant funding

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

Continuing priority areas

Applications for ROHPG grant funding to provide service to continuing priority areas are open throughout the year and will be assessed in order of submission.

New priority areas

The application period for ROHPG grant funding to provide services to new priority areas will start 8 weeks after the new priority areas are advertised and remain open for 4 weeks. 

If no applications arrive in the initial 4 week application period, they will be assessed in order of submission.

Applications for the 2024-25 new priority areas are now closed.

Competing applications will be considered together and assessed against the criteria at Clause 6.2 of the Guidelines.

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

NameAddressStatus
Public
Blacktown Cancer Centre, Blacktown HospitalBlacktown Road, Blacktown NSW 2148 – 02 9881 8421Operational
Calvary Mater Hospital NewcastleEdith St, Waratah NSW 2298 – 02 4921 1211Operational
Central Coast Regional Cancer Centre – Gosford Hospital76 Holden Street, Gosford NSW 2250 – 02 4320 9888Operational
Central West Cancer Centre1530 Forest Road, Orange NSW 2800 – 02 6369 3380Operational
Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre, WestmeadCorner Darcy and Hawkesbury Roads, Wentworthville NSW 2145 – 02 8890 5200Operational
Illawarra Cancer Care CentreBuilding D, Corner Loftus Street and New Dapto Road, Wollongong NSW 2500 – 02 4222 5200Operational
Liverpool Cancer Therapy CentreElizabeth Street, Liverpool NSW 2170 – 02 8738 5180Operational
Macarthur Cancer Therapy CentreTherry Road, Campbelltown NSW 2560 – 02 4634 4300Operational
Mid North Coast Cancer Institute – Coffs Harbour345 Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 – 02 6656 5737Operational
Mid North Coast Cancer Institute – Port MacquarieWrights Road, Port Macquarie NSW 2444 – 02 6580 1807Operational
Nepean Cancer Care CentreCorner Great Western Highway and Somerset Street, Kingswood NSW 2747 – 02 4734 3500Operational
North Coast Cancer Institute – Lismore Cancer70–72 Hunter Street, Lismore, NSW 2480 – 02 6620 2416Operational
Northern Sydney Cancer Centre – Royal North Shore HospitalReserve Road, St Leonards NSW 2065 – 02 9926 7111Operational
North West Cancer Centre31 Dean Street, North Tamworth NSW 2340 – 02 6767 7760Operational
Prince of Wales Hospital, Nelune Comprehensive Cancer CentreCorner Avoca and Highs Streets, Randwick NSW 2031 – 02 9382 5111Operational
St George Cancer Care Centre1 Short Street, Kogarah NSW 2217 – 02 9113 3909Operational
Shoalhaven Regional Cancer CentreCorner Scenic Drive and North Streets, Nowra NSW 2541 – 02 4428 7400Operational
Western Cancer Centre DubboMyall Street, Dubbo NSW 2830 – 02 6809 6200Operational
Private
Cancer Care Griffith 115-118 Binya Street, Griffith NSW 2680 – 02 5973 6450Operational
Cancer Care Macarthur 218 Queen Street, Campbelltown NSW 2560Operational
GenesisCare Albury WodongaCorner of Borella Road and East Street, East Albury NSW/VIC , 2640 – 02 6043 7800Operational
GenesisCare Kingswood38 Somerset St,Kingswood NSW 2747 – 02 4726 8700Operational
GenesisCare Lake Macquarie Newcastle Radiation Oncology Centre36 Pacific Highway, Gateshead NSW 2290 – 02 4918 4500Operational
GenesisCare Macquarie University Hospital3 Technology Place, Macquarie University NSW 2109 – 02 9812 3220Operational
GenesisCare Sutherland Not yet operational
GenesisCare Waratah Private Hospital31 Dora Street, Hurstville NSW 2220 – 02 8568 7600Operational
Riverina Cancer Care Centre31 Meurant Avenue, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650 – 02 6932 1000Operational
The Mater Hospital25 Rocklands road, North Sydney, NSW – 02 9458 8050Operational
St Vincent’s Clinic438 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010 – 02 8382 6222Operational
Icon Cancer Centre Gosford41 William Street, Gosford NSW 2250 – 02 4349 8000Operational
Icon Cancer Centre Revesby1-3 MacArthur Avenue, Revesby NSW 2212 – 02 8722 2800Operational
Icon Cancer Centre WahroongaLevel 2, 185 Fox Valley Road, Wahroonga NSW 2076 – 02 9480 4200Operational
Icon Cancer Centre Maitland175 Chisholm Road, East Maitland NSW 2323 – 02 9068 9580Operational
Icon Cancer Centre ConcordHospital Road, Concord NSW 2138 – 02 9767 3277Operational
Icon Norwest Private Hospital11 Norbrik Drive, Bella Vista NSW 2153 – 02 9068 9540Operational
Icon Cancer Centre WyongTuggerah Lakes Private Hospital, 645 Pacific Highway, Kanwal NSW 2259Not yet operational
Lifehouse at RPA119–143 Missenden Road, Camperdown NSW 2050 – 02 8514 0027Operational
Northern Beaches Cancer Care49 Frenchs Forest Road, Frenchs Forest NSW 2086 – 02 8377 2700Operational
St Vincent's Hospital390 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010 – 02 8382 1111Operational

Queensland

NameAddressStatus
Public
Cairns Radiation Oncology Service249-251 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, 4870 – 1800 075 929Operational
Gold Coast University Hospital1 Hospital Blvd, Southport, QLD, 4215 – 1300 744 284Operational
Princess Alexandra Hospital199 Ipswich Road Woolloongabba, QLD, 4102 – (07) 3176 6586Operational
Mater Centre31 Raymond Tce, South Brisbane, QLD, 4101 – (07) 3163 5200Operational
Royal Brisbane and Women’s HospitalLevel 4, Joyce Tweddell Building, Butterfield Street, Herston, QLD, 4029 - (07) 36467751Operational
Sunshine Coast University Hospital Cancer Centre6 Doherty Street, Birtinya, QLD, 4575 – (07) 5202 1111Operational
Townsville General Hospital100 Angus Smith Drive, Douglas, QLD, 4814 – (07) 4433 1663Operational
Private
GenesisCare Buderim Monserrat Day Hospital10 King Street, Buderim, QLD, 4556 – (07) 5374 810Operational
GenesisCare ChermsideChermside Medical Complex, 956 Gympie Road, Chermside, QLD, 4032 – (07) 3917 4400Operational
GenesisCare Hervey Bay1 Medical Place, Urraween, QLD, 4655 – (07) 4120 6600Operational
Icon Cancer Centre Cairns203 Lake Street, Cairns North, QLD, 4870 – (07) 4036 5200Operational
Icon Cancer Centre GreenslopesGreenslopes Private Hospital, Newdegate Street, Greenslopes, QLD, 4120 – (07) 3099 8400Operational
Icon Cancer Care Centre Ipswich Not yet operational
Icon Cancer Centre Mackay148 Sams Road, North Mackay,QLD, 4740 – (07) 4961 3200Operational
Icon Cancer Centre Maroochydore60 Wises Road, Maroochydore, Qld, 4558 – (07) 5414 3700Operational
Icon Cancer Centre North Lakes9 McLennan Court, North Lakes, QLD, 4509 – (07) 3453 0000Operational
Icon Cancer Centre RedlandBayside Business Park, 16-24 Weippin Street, Cleveland, QLD,4163 – (07) 3050 9000Operational
Icon Cancer Centre SpringfieldMater Private Hospital, Cancer Care Centre, Level 1, 30 Health Care Drive, Springfield, Qld, 4300 – (07) 3447 1900Operational
Icon Cancer Centre ToowoombaSt Andrew’s Cancer Care Centre,280 North Street, Toowoomba, Qld,4350 – (07) 4614 5800Operational
GenesisCare RockhamptonRockhampton Hospital, Lower Ground Floor, Canning Street, Rockhampton, Qld, 4700 – (07) 4932 5000Operational
GenesisCare Southport39 White Street, Southport, Qld, 4215 – (07) 5552 1400Operational
GenesisCare St Stephen’s Hervey Bay1 Medical Place, Urraween, QLD, 4655 – (07) 4120 6600Operational
GenesisCare The Mater Misericordiae Hospital Bundaberg313 Bourbong Street, Bundaberg West, QLD, 4670 – (07) 4154 9900Operational
GenesisCare The WesleyThe Wesley Medical Centre, 1/40 Chasely Street, Auchenflower, QLD, 4066 – (07) 3377 4200Operational
GenesisCare TugunJohn Flynn Private Hospital, 42 Inland Drive, Tugun, QLD, 4224 – (07) 55073600Operational

Victoria

NameAddressStatus
Public
Andrew Love Cancer Centre70 Swanston Street, Geelong Vic 3220 – 03 4215 2700Operational
Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre1 Drummond Street North, Ballarat Vic 3350 – 03 5320 8500Operational
Bendigo Radiotherapy Centre100 Barnard Street, Bendigo Vic 3550 – 03 5454 9234Operational
Gippsland Cancer Care Centre10 Village Avenue, Traralgon West Vic 3844 – 03 5173 8000Operational
Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre145 Studley Road , Heidelberg Vic 3084 – 03 9496 5000Operational
Peter Mac at Box Hill1 Arnold Street, Box Hill Vic 3128 – 03 8559 9269Operational
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre – Parkville305 Grattan Street, Melbourne Vic 3000 – 03 8559 5000Operational
Sunshine Hospital Radiation Therapy Centre176 Furlong Road, St Albans VIC 3021 – 03 8395 9999Operational
The Monash Cancer Centre823–865 Centre Road, East Bentleigh Vic 3165 – 03 9928 8901Operational
William Buckland Radiotherapy Centre (Alfred Hospital)55 Commercial Road, Melbourne Vic 3004 – 03 9076 2000Operational
Private
Berwick Oncology and Radiation Therapy centre55 Kangan Drive, Berwick Vic 3806 – 03 8794 2700Operational
Icon Cancer Centre Epworth Freemasons124 Grey Street, East Melbourne Vic 3002 – 03 9483 3331Operational
Icon Cancer Centre Epworth RichmondLevel 4, 32 Erin Street, Richmond Vic 3121 – 03 9936 8277Operational
Icon Cancer Centre Geelong1 Epworth Place, Waurn Ponds Vic 3216 – 03 4225 6020Operational
Icon Cancer Centre Mildura3-4 Healthscope Court, Mildura Vic 3500 – 03 5001 8700Operational
Icon Cancer Centre MulgraveBlanton Drive, Mulgrave Vic 3170 – 03 8726 1600Operational
Icon Cancer Centre Warrnambool28–30 Ryot Street, Warrnambool Vic 3280 – 03 5565 2000Operational
GenesisCare Cabrini Hospital, MalvernLevel B4, 183 Wattletree Road, Malvern Vic 3144 – 03 9597 6900Operational
GenesisCare Epping Radiation Oncology Centre230 Cooper Street, Epping Vic 3076 – 03 9409 8000Operational
GenesisCare Frankston Radiation Oncology Centre5 Susono Way, Frankston Vic 3199 – 03 9781 8200Operational
GenesisCare Radiation Oncology Centre at St Vincent’s HospitalBuilding C, 41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy Vic 3065 – 03 9427 6500Operational
GenesisCare Ringwood radiation Oncology Centre36 Mount Dandenong Road, Ringwood East Vic 3135 – 03 8870 3300Operational
GenesisCare Shepparton Oncology Centre124 Corio Street, Shepparton Vic 3630 – 03 5825 9700Operational
GenesisCare Western Radiation Oncology Centre1 Marion Street, Footscray Vic 3011 – 03 9319 3200Operational

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

10 Morton Road, Christie Downs, SA, 5164 – 08 8246 5970

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

GenesisCare 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

NameAddressStatus
Public
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, NedlandsHospital Avenue, Nedlands WA 6009 – 08 6383 3000Operational
Private
Icon Cancer Centre Rockingham2 Civic Boulevard, Rockingham WA 6168 – 08 9500 7800Operational
Genesis Care Fiona Stanley Hospital102–118 Murdoch Drive, Murdoch WA 6150 – 08 6318 2882Operational
Genesis Care Joondalup – Shenton HouseLevel 3, 57 Shenton Avenue, Joondalup WA 6027 – 08 9400 6213Operational
Genesis Care MandurahUnit 3/35 Minilya Parkway, Greenfields WA 6210 – 08 9559 2900Operational
Genesis Care South West Radiation Oncology Service (Bunbury)Corner of Bussell Highway and Roberston Drive, Bunbury WA 6230 – 08 9726 6400Operational
Genesis Care Perth Radiation Oncology Centre (Wembley)24 Salvado Road, Wembley WA 6014 – 08 6318 2868Operational
GenesisCare Albany30 Warden Avenue, Spencer Park, WA, 6330 – 08 6819 7900Operational
St John of God Murdoch Hospital100 Murdoch Drive, Murdoch WA 6150 – (08) 9366 1500Operational
Icon Cancer Centre GeraldtonTBCNot yet operational
Icon Cancer Centre NarroginTBCNot yet operational

Tasmania

NameAddressStatus
Public
Royal Hobart Hospital – WP Holman Clinic48 Liverpool Street, Hobart Tas 7000 – 03 6166 8308Operational
Launceston General Hospital – WP Holman Clinic274–280 Charles Street, Launceston Tas 7250 – 03 6777 6777Operational
Private
Icon Cancer Centre Hobart2 Melville Street (entrance off Campbell Street), Hobart Tas 7000 – 03 6240 2600Operational

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

Private

Icon Cancer Centre Alice Springs TBC Not yet operational

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