Man with a bowel screening kit

About the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program is an Australian Government screening program that aims to save lives by detecting the early signs of bowel cancer. You might have taken part in other cancer screening programs run by the Australian Government, like BreastScreen Australia or the National Cervical Screening Program. 

Bowel screening checks if you have early signs of bowel cancer. Sometimes you might not have any obvious symptoms, which is why it’s important to do the test.  

As a part of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program, all Australians aged 50 to 74 are mailed a free at-home bowel screening test every two years. This test is simple, quick and hygienic. Most importantly, it could save your life.