National Cervical Screening Program
The National Cervical Screening Program reduces illness and death from cervical cancer. Women and people with a cervix aged 25 to 74 years of age are invited to have a cervical screening test every 5 years.
Get all your questions answered
Call the National Cancer Screening Register on 1800 627 701 to:
- find out when you're next due for a cervical screening test
- update your contact details
- opt out or delay.
You can call Monday to Friday between 8 am and 6 pm, except national public holidays.
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Related initiatives and programs
BreastScreen Australia is a joint initiative of the Australian and state and territory governments and aims to reduce illness and death from breast cancer by detecting the disease early. Women over 40 can have a free mammogram every 2 years and we actively invite women aged 50 to 74 to screen.
The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program aims to reduce deaths from bowel cancer by detecting the early signs of the disease. Eligible Australians from 50 to 74 years of age are sent a free, simple test that is done at home. Find out how the program works and how to do the test.
This pilot program aimed to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to do the bowel screening test. It provided resources for families and communities, and primary health care professionals participating in the pilot program.