The Victorian Cervical Cytology Registry was established in 1989 after amendments to the Cancer (Central Registers) Act. The functions of the Registry as defined by the Act are as follows:

  • to follow up positive results from cancer tests;
  • to send reminder notices when persons whose names appear in the register are due for cancer tests;
  • subject to and in accordance with the regulations, to give access to the register to persons studying cancer;
  • to report to the Victorian Cancer Registry in accordance with Section 60 (1A) of the Cancer Act;
  • to compile statistics and, if the organisation considers it appropriate, to publish those statistics that do not identify the persons to whom they relate.