melanomaWA has been part of Melanoma Institute Australia since January 2020.
melanomaWA was established with the mission to reduce the impact of melanoma in the WA community. Supporting people living with melanoma, and their carers, families and friends, and raising awareness about melanoma prevention in WA. melanomaWA is located at the Cancer Wellness Centre at Wanslea House in Cottesloe.
In January 2020, melanomaWA merged with Melanoma Institute Australia, which means melanoma patients and their families across WA will benefit from strengthened and expanded services, support, education and research.
Chairman of melanomaWA, Martin Slabbert, said the merger with MIA was exciting and would have widespread benefits for the entire West Australian community.
The alignment provides local, regional, and remote melanoma patients with greater access to medical specialists through Melanoma Institute Australia’s network.
WA is second only to QLD in terms of melanoma incidence across Australia.
Meet the MIA team in WA
Melanoma Support Groups
Perth Melanoma Support Group
Face to Face meetings are usually held on the first Thursday of the month at 6pm at the Cottesloe Wellness Centre, 80 Railway Street, Cottesloe.
Our next meeting is on Thursday 29 July at 6pm. Meet Tanya Harris, our new melanoma community nurse, and hear guest speaker, Matt Osman, an Exercise Physiologist, discuss how you can be the best version of yourself, even in difficult health situations.
We hope you can join us for support, information and mugs of warm soup. Please RSVP to email@example.com or call 9322 1908.
South West Melanoma Support Group
Face to Face meetings are usually held the third Thursday of the month at 5.30pm at Dot's place, 62 Forrest Ave, South Bunbury.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Events in WA
Melanoma Quiz Night
We're hosting a Charity Quiz Night on Thurs 18 November!
The theme is 'Let's get nautical' and the venue is the South of Perth Yacht Club.
Bamboozled Quizmasters will be running the evening, which will include rounds of general knowledge and some melanoma questions.
The dress code is nautical, and there will be prizes for best dressed!
It promises to be a fun and entertaining evening - with trivia rounds, prizes and a silent auction. Tickets, which include a welcome drink and a share platter, are $40 each, or $350 for a table of 10. Funds raised support Melanoma Institute Australia (incorporating melanomaWA).
So, gather the crew and get on board!
Melanoma Bike Bash - What a ride!
Melanoma Bike Bash is our annual charity event in WA, a challenging 160km off-road cycle from Swan View to Muresk and return. This year 22 riders and 12 crew participated to fundraise to support our melanoma community nurse in WA.
All riders and crew have a story to tell, from current melanoma patients, survivors of melanoma, and those remembering loved ones lost to melanoma. All understand the vital support that community nursing services provide.
Read our Melanoma Bike Bash re-cap, including our event photo album here.
Contact MIA WA
Cancer Wellness Centre
Nyoongar Boodjar (country)
80 Railway Street, Cottesloe WA 6011
Ph. (08) 9322 1908