Cancer screening

A key focus for COORDINARE is to increase cancer screening rates across a range of demographics; from older people, to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. 

To achieve this, we are working with local community and health care providers to implement prevention strategies, promote awareness for cancer screening initiatives and enhance access to services. Read our Prevention initiatives statement for more information. 

National cancer screening programs

The National Cancer Screening Register supports the national bowel cancer and cervical screening programs, and:

  • provides a single service that will collect, analyse and report screening data in a nationally consistent manner and inform timely decision-making
  • facilitates invitations for screening and mailing of test kits
  • allows participants to access their screening records
  • allows cervical screening providers to access patient records.

For information about the national bowel and cervical screening programs and for instructions on using the Healthcare Provider Portal to access patient histories, submit forms and reports electronically click here. BreastScreen Australia is the national breast cancer screening program, click here for more information.


HealthPathways provides a detailed guide to screening, assessment, management and local referral options including breast, bowel, cervical, lung and prostate cancer. Visit the Illawarra Shoalhaven or ACT & Southern NSW HealthPathways sites for information relevant to your region.