Doing 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 and understand what your test results mean.

  • Who should do the bowel screening test
    Find out if you are eligible to do the bowel screening test, who should not do it, and learn the signs of bowel cancer.
  • How bowel screening works
    Learn about bowel screening, including getting your free kit, understanding your results, screening again after a colonoscopy, and managing your participation in the program.
  • How to do the bowel screening test
    Watch a short video or read instructions on how to do the bowel screening test. It's free, it’s easy to do in the privacy of your own home, and it could save your life.
  • Understand your bowel screen result
    Find out what your result means and if you get a positive result, what further tests your doctor may recommend.

National Cancer Screening Register contact

Contact the National Cancer Screening Register to update your contact details or ask questions about the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program or National Cervical Screening Program. You can call between 8 am and 6 pm Monday to Friday, except national public holidays, from anywhere in Australia.
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