Cancer rates review - what prompted a review on the Bellarine Peninsula?

In December 2018, the media reported a pending class action and a potential cluster of cancers on the Bellarine Peninsula involving ex-students and teachers from local schools, thought to be related to the historical use of the pesticide dieldrin.

No one affected or on their behalf has contacted the Department of Health and Human Services to advise of details. Given this, the Acting Chief Health Officer reviewed cancer incidence data for the Bellarine Peninsula using The Australian Cancer Atlas.

The report is now publicly available on the Department of Health and Human Services website.

Page last updated: Wednesday, 19 January 2022