National Strategy for the Elimination of Cervical Cancer
On 17 November 2021, the Australian Minister for Health and Aged Care announced the development National Strategy for the Elimination of Cervical Cancer (Strategy), led by the Australian Centre for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer (ACPCC). This Strategy will inform the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care’s future activities to eliminate cervical cancer as a public health problem in Australia by 2035.
The project aims to achieve a future free from this preventable disease for all women and people with a cervix across the diverse communities we have in Australia. We have spoken to health experts, representatives of priority communities, and other interested groups to help us develop the Strategy.
Ensuring health equity is the most important principle in this project, as we know that some groups in Australia experience higher rates of cervical cancer disease and death than others. To ensure that these health gaps are closed, this Strategy has been developed with extensive input from priority communities.
Open for public consultation
The draft National Strategy for the Elimination of Cervical Cancer is now available for public comment.
Please contact the National Elimination Project Team for any queries: