BreastScreenNT bus

Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting Australian women.

Early detection of breast cancer can increase survival rates of women across the Northern Territory (NT).

The BreastScreenNT mobile bus allows women in regional and remote communities to have access to free breast screening services.

To book an appointment call 13 20 50. For a group booking contact Health Promotion on 08 8922 6448.

Read more about breast cancer.

Where and when

In 2019, free breast screening services will be available in the below locations.

You can also get screened year round at the permanent screening facilities in Darwin and Palmerston. Find out how to make an appointment.

Screening siteDatesFrequencyCommunities
Darwin City
Parliament House
1 to 5 AprilAnnuallyAll
Maningrida 8 to 14 MayEvery 2 yearsRamingining and surrounding homelands
Galiwinku  20 to 23 MayEvery 2 years  Dhambala
Nhulunbuy28 May to 7 JuneEvery 2 yearsYirrkala, Gunyangara, Dhalinybuy, Ski Beach, Milingimbi
Alyangula  17 to 27 JuneEvery 2 yearsAngurugu, Umbakumba, Numbulwar
Katherine 8 July to 2 AugustAnnuallyBeswick, Burunga, Mataranka, Timber Creek, Binjari, Yarralin
Jabiru 19 to 23 AugustEvery 2 yearsOenpelli, Warruwi, Minjilang
Wadeye  10 to 18 SeptemberEvery 2 yearsPeppimenarti, Palumpa
Tennant Creek   14 to 18 October AnnuallyAli Curung, Canteen Creek, Avon Downs, Anyinginyi Health, Epenarra
Alice Springs Block one: 7 May to 7 June
Block two: 7 October to 8 November
Screening from Eurilpa House,
Todd Street Mall
All women who missed screening in their community are welcome to attend.

If you live in surrounding communities and outstations, you can still be screened. Call 13 20 50 to make an appointment near you.

Dates are subject to change due to weather, cultural, logistical or mechanical reasons that are outside of our control.

Who should be screened

All women aged 50 to 74 years are encouraged to have a free breast screen every two years.

About breast screening

Read more about breast screening in the NT.

Last updated: 21 March 2019

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