Cervical cancer prevention in the community

The WA Department of Health is closely monitoring the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on health services. COVID-19 may be impacting your usual GP or cervical screening provider, so if you have received a reminder about cervical screening and you have any questions, please call your doctor or healthcare provider to talk about your circumstances. More information on COVID-19 is available online, or by calling the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080 (operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week).

The WA Cervical Cancer Prevention Program (WACCPP) has cancelled all face-to-face education and training sessions. At this stage, due to the uncertainty of what lies ahead, we are unable to advise when face-to-face sessions will be reinstated. 

Thank you for your understanding and your ongoing partnership with the WACCPP. Please do not hesitate to contact us at cervicalscreening@health.wa.gov.au should you have any queries or concerns. 

The WA Cervical Cancer Prevention Program (WACCPP) can provide a range of resources and support to organisations seeking to promote cervical cancer prevention in the community.

Presentations and education sessions

The WACCPP delivers presentations and educational workshops on cervical screening for community groups and health professionals. Please contact the WACCPP for bookings.


Printed resources

A wide range of resources for health professionals and women can be ordered from the National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) (external site).Some NCSP resources are available in other languages, large print and braille.

The WACCPP also offers resources specifically developed for WA women, including Aboriginal women.

Cervical Screening Flipchart Resource

The Cervical Screening Flipchart Resource has been produced to support healthcare providers in WA to engage with Aboriginal women about the importance of regular cervical screening. The resource has been developed in consultation with the WACCPP and BreastScreen WA Aboriginal Women’s Reference Group, WA Aboriginal women and healthcare providers.

Letter templates for cervical screening and follow-up

A suite of adaptable letter templates has been developed to assist healthcare providers with the delivery of recall and reminder systems for cervical screening and follow-up.

Equipment loans

The WACCPP can loan banners and gynaecological models to support events that promote cervical cancer prevention in the community. Both can be couriered to and from your workplace free of charge.

Tools and activities

The WACCPP has prepared some tools and activities to help engage women and encourage discussion about cervical cancer prevention:

Stakeholder newsletter

Become part of the WACCPP stakeholder group by signing up to the e-newsletter. To subscribe, send the WACCPP an email that includes your contact details.

The newsletter will provide you with ideas on how the WACCPP can support you in preventing cervical cancer in your community. It will also keep you updated on developments and showcase the great work that is occurring throughout Western Australia.

Research and statistics

Are you interested to know how your local area or region compares to the rest of the state in terms of cervical screening?

Contact the WACCPP to discuss what information you are interested in, such as:

  • Screening participation rates
  • The number of women:
    • Screened per month
    • Screened by five or ten-year age groups

For further information visit the Cervical Screening Registry webpage

Key dates

Key dates you may want to consider for cervical cancer prevention activities include:

  • World Cancer Day: 4 February 2020
  • International HPV Awareness Day: 4 March 2020
  • International Gynaecological Awareness Day: 10 September 2020

More information

Western Australia Cervical Cancer Prevention Program (WACCPP)

Phone: 6458 1740 or 13 15 56 (cost of a local call)
Email: cervicalscreening@health.wa.gov.au
Fax: 6458 1755
Address: O Block, King Edward Memorial Hospital 374 Bagot Rd, Subiaco 6008

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WA Cervical Cancer Prevention Program