If you are experiencing hair loss, there are a range of supports and services available that can assist. Check out the information and links below, or talk to our experienced team to find out more.
Support services for cancer
Look Good Feel Better is a free national program delivering workshops for women undergoing treatment for cancer. The purpose of the program is to help manage the appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, helping to restore confidence and positive self-image.
The Breast Cancer Network offers a range of support services for those impacted by breast cancer.
Support services for alopecia
The Australian Alopecia Areata Support Association is a voluntary association established to provide information and support to improve the lives of people living with alopecia. There is also some great information on the ABC Wellbeing website. See below for information on SWEP rebates.
Support for trichotillomania
For information and advice on managing this condition, visit the Health Direct website.
Rebates and financial support
If you have been medically diagnosed with alopecia, you may be eligible for a subsidy of up to $264 towards your next wig or hairpiece through the SWEP (State Wide Equipment Program). Visit the SWEP website to download the application form (found under ‘Wig Suppliers’ on this page), or contact them on 1300 747 937 to find out more. Your application must include a quotation which we are happy to provide. Please note, due to SWEP funding constraints, it may take up to six months before you receive approval for your application. We also recommend you read the Wig FAQs located below the application form.
If you are a Veteran Affairs Gold Card holder and have been diagnosed with alopecia you may be entitled to claim your wig and/or hairpiece. Please contact Veteran Affairs to see if you are eligible and phone us to discuss your entitlements.