Cervical Screening Program



If you're aged between 20-69 years, have a cervix and have ever had sex, you need a cervical screening (Pap) test every two years, even if you have received the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

Changes are coming

In late 2017, a new more accurate Cervical Screening Test will replace the current Pap test. The new test is for women aged 25 to 74 years.

Until the changes come into effect, DO NOT delay having your regular Pap test.

Cervical screening significantly reduces your risk of being diagnosed with cervical cancer. Most women who are diagnosed with cervical cancer in Australia have not been regularly screened.