Breast screening during COVID-19

Breast screening during COVID-19

While many BreastScreen Australia services were closed during April, most have reopened. There are some changes to reduce the ongoing risk of COVID-19.

Find out what it means for you

BreastScreen Australia Program contact

Contact your state or territory BreastScreen Australia service for information about screening for breast cancer, to book an appointment or update your contact details. The phone service will connect you to your nearest service for the cost of a local call.

Your stories


Aunty Margaret’s story – Bring a friend for support


Dawn’s story – Early detection saved my life


Trish’s story – Regular breast screening saved my life

Public resources

Related initiatives and programs

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program aims to reduce deaths from bowel cancer by detecting the early signs of the disease. Eligible Australians from 50 to 74 years of age are sent a free, simple test that is done at home. Find out how the program works and how to do the test.

National Cervical Screening Program

The National Cervical Screening Program aims to reduce illness and death from cervical cancer. Women aged 25 to 74 years of age are invited to have a cervical screening test every 5 years.

National Indigenous Bowel Screening Pilot

This pilot program encouraged Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to do the bowel screening test. It provided resources for families and communities, and primary health care professionals participating in the pilot program. We're working on a new way to distribute kits based on the results.