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) 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.

To request a copy, complete a Resource Order and Equipment Loan Request Form and email to the WACCPP.

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. To request to loan equipment, complete the Resource Order and Equipment Loan Request Form and email to the WACCPP

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.

Tools and activities

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

WACCPP e-Newsletters

Stay up to date with the latest in cervical cancer prevention by signing up to the WACCPP e-Newsletters.

Subscribe to the Community Stakeholder e-Newsletter (external site) for ideas on how the WACCPP can support you in preventing cervical cancer in your community. It will also keep you updated on developments in cervical screening and showcase the great work that is occurring throughout Western Australia.

Subscribe to the Healthcare Provider e-Newsletter (external site) for the latest research and updates to cervical screening, including education and training opportunities, and tools and resources to assist healthcare providers in engaging with patients about cervical screening.

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?

To discuss your data requirements, please contact the WACCPP

For further information visit the Cervical screening data and statistics webpage.

More information

Western Australia Cervical Cancer Prevention Program (WACCPP)

Phone: (08) 6458 1740
Email: cervicalscreening@health.wa.gov.au
Fax: (08) 6458 1755
Address: Level 1, Agnes Walsh House, King Edward Memorial Hospital 374 Bagot Rd, Subiaco 6008

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WA Cervical Cancer Prevention Program