Information about coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are closely monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program. We are taking advice from our clinical expert advisory groups on how best to manage each program as the pandemic continues.

Find out what it means for you as a:


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Bowel Screening Test Kit Helpline

Contact this helpline for help doing the bowel cancer screening test. They will talk you through it, step by step. If you have recently done a bowel screening test and have not received your results in the mail, you or your GP can call this helpline to get your results.

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Find out when you will receive your test kit

Call the National Cancer Screening Register on 1800 627 701 to find out when you'll receive your free bowel cancer screening test in the mail. You can call Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm, except national public holidays.

Your stories


Joan’s story – I do everything right and I still had bowel cancer


Ernest’s story – Gugu mugu do, just do it


Sharon’s story – Don’t make it too late

Review of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

Submissions to the Review of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program closed on 8 January 2021. The review is due to be completed in mid-2021. Key findings and recommendations will be provided to the Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt and are expected to inform the future strategic direction of the program.

More information about the Review can be found on our Consultation Hub.