The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program is an Australian Government cancer screening program. Other government cancer screening programs in Australia are the BreastScreen Australia and National Cervical Screening Programs.

Bowel cancer screening is designed to check for the early signs of bowel cancer in people who do not have any obvious symptoms, but are at higher risk of developing bowel cancer because they are in the 50-74 age group.

Through the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program, all Australians aged 50-74 will receive a free at-home bowel screening test in the mail every two years. This test is simple, quick and hygienic – it could save your life.

Bowel cancer test kit

Need a replacement test kit?

If you’ve lost or thrown away your test kit, you can easily order a replacement kit. Put your replacement kit in the bathroom to help remind you to do it.

To order a replacement kit, contact the National Cancer Screening Register on 1800 627 701 or you can order one online.