National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week

ACCF is thrilled to announce that this year the National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week will be held from November 13-19. This Awareness Week, ACCF is encouraging women to make a commitment to get up-to-date with their cervical screening and paint their nails orange in support of cervical health awareness. We will joined by Jana Pittman, Sarah Maree Cameron and Lisa Lockland-Bell as our 2017 Ambassadors.

Cervical Screening Changes

The National Cervical Screening Program will be changing dramatically from December 1st 2017, which will impact all women across Australia. This is the biggest change to women’s health in decades and so it is more important than ever that women ensure they are being screened regularly. This year ACCF will be communicating these changes to women throughout the country and encourage Australians to engage in the conversation about cervical health.

What’s happening during Awareness Week 2017?

ACCF will be hosting events across the country this Awareness Week! We will be lighting up landmarks in capital cities right around Australia, including the Brisbane Story Bridge, Canberra Telstra Tower and Melbourne Town Hall. ACCF will also be working with our overseas partners in developing countries to celebrate Cervical Cancer Awareness Week around the world.


Check the Comfort Checklist

One of the biggest goals of Awareness Week is to encourage women who are under-screened (or have never gotten a Pap Test) to take charge of their cervical health. ACCF is thrilled to launch the Comfort Checklist; a reassuring guide to make Pap Test’s less daunting. If this sounds like you, print out the Comfort Checklist and discuss it with your doctor when going for a screening.


Want to get involved?

Be a part of this year’s Awareness Week and support cervical cancer awareness by hosting your own event! To register an event, check out this page.

Keep your eyes open for updates in the lead up to Awareness Week on our website and social media channels, and by signing up to our bi-monthly newsletter. If you would like to know more or get involved, please contact Leisa Ashton on

ACCF is always looking for more organisations to partner with us to spread the message of cervical health this Awareness Week. To find out how, check out our partnership opportunities or sponsorship packages.

Have a look at our previous years here:

Together we can eliminate cervical cancer.