Getting a bowel screening test
Check if you're eligible for the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program and learn about the screening process. Find out how to do the home test kit and understand what your test results mean.
- Who should do the bowel screening test
Find out if you're eligible to do the bowel screening test and whether you fall into a range of people that should not do the test.
- How bowel screening works
Discover the 5 simple steps to the bowel screening process. You can choose to opt out or defer for a while if necessary.
- How to do the bowel screening test
Learn how to do the bowel screening test — it's simple, free and easy to do in the privacy of your own home.
- Understanding your bowel screen results
Find out what your results mean and whether you may need to have further tests done if your test is positive.
- Bowel screening during COVID-19
Read about what COVID-19 means for the bowel screening program.
National Cancer Screening Register contact
Contact the National Cancer Screening Register to update your contact details or if you have questions about either the National Bowel Cancer or National Cervical Screening Programs. You can call between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday, except national public holidays, from anywhere in Australia.