Network Information 

NEMICS takes a population-base approach to the planning and provision of cancer care services by exploring existing operational and administrative data sources to help build a picture of the residents of the NEMICS region. This will help both to monitor what is happening in the region and to plan for the best cancer care services.
Funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, NEMICS in conjunction with the other Integrated Cancer Services form the Cancer Clinical Network for Victoria. The vision for the cancer clinical network is: Improving patient experiences and outcomes by connecting cancer care and driving best practice.

The strategic goals for the network are:

  1. A networked cancer care system
  2. High quality cancer care
  3. 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:
Banyule Maroondah
Boroondara Nillumbik
Darebin Whitehorse
Knox Whittlesea
Manningham Yarra Ranges
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