BreastScreen Australia Program
BreastScreen Australia is a joint initiative of the Australian and state and territory governments and aims to reduce illness and death from breast cancer by detecting the disease early. Women over 40 can have a free mammogram every 2 years and we actively invite women aged 50 to 74 to screen.
Breast screening during COVID-19
Most BreastScreen Australia services remain open with additional safety measures in place to reduce the ongoing risk of COVID-19.
Some BreastScreen services across Australia may temporarily close due to COVID-19 restrictions. You will be contacted if this affects your appointment.
Please call BreastScreen Australia on 13 20 50 if you have any questions or concerns.
BreastScreen Australia Program contact
Contact your state or territory BreastScreen Australia service to book an appointment, update your contact details or to find out more information about screening for breast cancer. 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
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 reduces illness and death from cervical cancer. Women and people with a cervix aged 25 to 74 years of age are invited to have a cervical screening test every 5 years.
This pilot program aimed to encourage 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.