The strategic goals for the network are:
- A networked cancer care system
- High quality cancer care
- A research-informed cancer care system
NEMICS catchment includes about one third of greater Melbourne's population of 3.79 million people.
The Victorian story is one of growth and change - greater Melbourne had the largest growth of any capital city in Australia over the last 5 years. Of the Victorian population of 5.63 million people, NEMICS represents 1.36 million. NEMICS has one of the fastest growing local government areas (LGAs) in Whittlesea, which grew 27.5% over the last 5 years, and one of the areas of the greatest reduction in population in the Mill Park area in north eastern outskirts. The reducing population may reflect the aging of the population as households move through the life cycle.
Local government areas in NEMICS catchment: