BreastScreen Australia Program
The BreastScreen Australia Program aims to reduce illness and death from breast cancer by detecting the disease early. Women aged 50 to 74 years of age are invited to have a free screening mammogram every 2 years.
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.
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.
For program providers
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
Health sector resources
Related initiatives and programs
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.
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.
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.