Since her parents are struggling farmers, they asked friends and neighbors to raise the money Dickenson claimed she needed in order to send her to Germany for her cancer treatment.
Hanna's parents handed over money to their daughter but when it wasn't enough, they then went to family friends and requested thousands of dollars to help with Hanna's treatment.
Melbourne Magistrates Court heard that Hanna Dickenson was partying hard and needed money to live a party lifestyle, involving drugs, alcohol, and worldwide holidays.
He added: 'People's desire to assist and social trust has been breached.More news: United States aided slain Gaza reporter's media firm
Melbourne Magistrates' Court was told that one person donated almost £5,500 after he was discharged from hospital following his own cancer treatment.
The ruse was uncovered when another donor raised suspicions with police after seeing pictures of Dickenson on Facebook.
Dickenson's lawyer Beverly Lindsay applied to have her client's case suppressed but failed.
She also compared the deception to one involving an Australian celebrity blogger, Belle Gibson, who was fined A$410,000 past year after falsely claiming to have beaten brain cancer.More news: WCA Legacy track team ran in two meets last week
"She hasn't engaged in this behaviour for three years, she's been a model worker ... she's turned her life around, she's proven that".
Dickenson, a real estate agent, pleaded guilty in the Melbourne Magistrates' Court to seven charges of obtaining property by deception, the Herald Sun reported.
But the magistrate said he could not think of a "worse case ... needing both specific deterrence and general deterrence".
The family's neighbors, Nathan and Rachel Cue describing the moment Hanna's parents approached them for money, they had said, "We are sitting here in the dining room and she comes over and says Hanna has six weeks to live, she's in palliative care ..."More news: Saudis intercept missile over Riyadh, shoot down drones in south