Patient Support

A melanoma diagnosis can be a confusing and traumatic time. That’s why we have a number of important services for patients and their families to support them on their melanoma journey. 

Support Groups

In these unusual times of COVID19 and social distancing MIA is pleased to partner with Melanoma Patients Australia (MPA) to support melanoma patients and their carers around Australia.

Although face-to-face support group meetings are not possible, user-friendly monthly online Zoom meetings allow us to stay connected. In addition, Support Leaders are keeping in contact with patients and carers individually.   

MPA Online Support Meetings are held monthly around Australia, including support meetings in Sydney and on the NSW Central Coast which are led by MIA’s Jay Allen. There is also patient support available in WA and Tasmania. 

Please contact MPA on 1300 884 450 or to find out more and register your interest in attending a meeting.


Sydney - Monthly on a Wednesday 6.30pm (Zoom meeting)

Central Coast - Monthly on a Monday 6.00pm (Zoom meeting)

Hunter Region - Monthly on a Thursday 3.00pm (Zoom meeting)

Wollongong - Monthly on a Wednesday 6.00pm (Zoom meeting)


Melbourne – Monthly on a Thursday 7.00pm. (Zoom meeting)


Brisbane - Monthly on a Tuesday 7.00pm (Zoom meeting

Gold Coast - Monthly on a Friday 10.00am (Zoom meeting)

Sunshine Coast - Monthly on a Friday 10.00am (Zoom meeting)

Mackay – Please see MPA contact details above.

Toowoomba - Please see MPA details above 

Townsville - Monthly on a Wednesday 6.45pm (Zoom meeting)


Adelaide - Monthly on a Monday 10.30am (Zoom meeting)


Canberra - Monthly on a Sunday 11.00am (Zoom meeting)


Darwin – Please see MPA contact details above.

Metastatic Melanoma Telephone Support Group

MPA also run a support group in partnership with Cancer Council NSW twice a month for patients with Metastatic Melanoma. Twice monthly on a Wednesday 12.30 pm (AEST). For referral information please call MPA on 1300 884 450.

Support available in other States


melanomaWA (part of MIA) - Email Donna Matthews or Andrew Kamphaug for one-on-one and peer-to-peer support. 


Melanoma Tas – Email for one-on-one and peer-to-peer support.