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 fourtowheel drive 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 2018, free breast screening services will be available in the following locations.
|Belyuen/Mandorah||3 to 5 April||every 2 years||Cox Peninsula and surrounds|
|Parliament House||9 to 13 April||annually||City and surrounds|
|Adelaide River||19 and 20 June||every 2 years||Coomalie Shire region|
|Batchelor||18 to 19 April||every 2 years||Coomalie Shire region|
|Wurrumiyanga (Bathurst Island)||8 to 18 May||every 2 years||Milikapiti, Pirlangimpi and Wurankuwu|
|Daly River (Nauiyu)||5 to 7 June||every 2 years||Daly River, Peppimenarti and Palumpa|
|Kalkarindji||26 to 28 June||every 2 years||Pigeon Hole, Lajamanu and Yarralin|
|Katherine||2 to 27 July||annually||
Beswick, Burunga, Mataranka,|
Timber Creek and Bulman
|Borroloola||13 to 24 August||every 2 years||Robinson River and Lorella Springs|
|Tennant Creek||3 to 7 September||annually||Ali Curung, Canteen Creek, Anyinginyi Health and Epenarra|
|Ti Tree/Gem Tree||10 to 13 September||every 2 years||Ti Tree, Willora, Barrow Creek, Laramba, Willowra and Harts Range|
|Yuendumu||18 to 20 September||every 2 years||Nyrippi and Yuelamu|
|Hermannsburg||24 to 27 September||every 2 years||Areyonga and Wallace Rockhole|
|Alukura||8 to 12 October||every 2 years||Congress Alukura|
|Yulara||16 to 23 October||every 2 years||Yulara, Mutijulu, Docker River, Imanpa and Kings Canyon|
Alice Springs |
|8 May to 8 June||Screening from Eurilpa House Todd Street||All women who missed screening in their community are welcome to attend.|
|8 October to 2 November||Screening from Eurilpa House Todd Street||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: 23 May 2018