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 truck 'Millie' provides screening mammograms to over 1,000 women every year in up to 20 remote communities across the NT.

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

Read more about breast cancer.

Who should be screened

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

Women aged between 40 and 49, or 75 and older should talk to their GP about whether they should have a free screening mammogram.

Where and when

In 2022, 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.

Where

Screening dates

Scheduled

Communities

Maningrida

9 to 13 May

Every 2 years

Ramingining

Galiwinku

16 to 20 May

Every 2 years

Dhambala

Nhulunbuy

30 May to 3 June

Every 2 years

Yirrkala, Gunyangara, Dhalinybuy, Ski Beach, Milingimbi

Alyangula14 to 23 June

Every 2 years

Angurugu, Umbakumba, Numbulwar
Katherine4 to 29 JulyAnnuallyBeswick, Burunga, Mataranka, Timber Creek, Binjari, Yarralin
Jabiru2 to 5 AugustEvery 2 yearsOenpelli, Minjilang, Warruwi
Wadeye22 August to 2 SeptemberEvery 2 yearsPeppimenarti, Palumpa
Tennant Creek19 to 23 SeptemberAnnuallyAli Curung, Canteen Creek, Avon Downs, Anyinginyi Health, Epenarra

Alice Springs

WhereScreening datesCommunities
Eurilpa House, Todd Mall26 April to 24 MayAlice Springs, Amoonguna, Papunya, Laramba, Santa Teresa
Eurilpa House, Todd Mall19 September to 13 OctoberAlice Springs, Amoonguna, Papunya, Laramba, Santa Teresa

Other areas

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

Dates are subject to change due to weather, cultural, logistical or mechanical reasons, and COVID-19 restrictions.

To organise block bookings, contact the BreastScreenNT Health Promotion team on 08 8922 6443.

About breast screening

Read more about breast screening in the NT.


Last updated: 14 April 2022

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