Impact of Bushfires on the Program

Page last updated: 09 January 2020

Due to the devastating bushfires and subsequent hazardous air quality affecting much of the country Australia Post deliveries in affected areas have ceased temporarily. View details of Australia Post affected areas.

This has impacted the delivery of mailed correspondence relating to the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) and National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) to some areas.

At this time our first priority is to ensure that participants with a positive bowel or cervical screening test result or who might otherwise be at risk receive the follow up they require.

If you have recently done a bowel screening test and have not received a result letter in the mail you or your GP can call the Sonic Healthcare Helpline on 1800 930 998 to access your results over the phone.

If you have recently done a cervical screening test your healthcare provider is responsible for providing you with your results.