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This report describes the numbers and participation rates for the three cancer screening programs

Australia is on track to be the first country in the world to eliminate cervical cancer. Read about it here.

From 1 July 2022, any person eligible for a cervical screening test can take their own screening test. 


About self-collection

Since 1 July 2022, all people eligible for a cervical screening test are able to take their own screening test using a swab to collect a sample from their vagina. 



ACPCC is Australia's leading organisation in Cervical Cancer Prevention.

We are a not-for-profit with a wealth of expertise accumulated over 5 decades in the field of cancer prevention. Our services include implementing, supporting, monitoring and managing programs for population health, with a focus on vaccination and screening.

Our integrated service areas allow us to deliver large-scale population health programs cost effectively. Our three business divisions are:

  • VCS Pathology
  • Digital Health
  • Population Health

This unique combination of services along with our multi-disciplinary expertise achieves better health outcomes and will ultimately save lives.

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“The task now is to let the Australian community know about the availability of HPV self-collection for their cervical screening”, Prof. Marion Saville speaks on 2GB Radio, providing some important updates on the uptake, accuracy and availability of self-collection for cervical screening. ... See MoreSee Less

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