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.

A Pap test every two years significantly reduces your risk of being diagnosed with cervical cancer. Most women who are diagnosed with cervical cancer in Australia have not had regular Pap tests.