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.
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.
|1 to 5 April||Annually||All|
|Maningrida||8 to 14 May||Every 2 years||Ramingining and surrounding homelands|
|Galiwinku||20 to 23 May||Every 2 years||Dhambala|
|Nhulunbuy||28 May to 7 June||Every 2 years||Yirrkala, Gunyangara, Dhalinybuy, Ski Beach, Milingimbi|
|Alyangula||17 to 27 June||Every 2 years||Angurugu, Umbakumba, Numbulwar|
|Katherine||8 July to 2 August||Annually||Beswick, Burunga, Mataranka, Timber Creek, Binjari, Yarralin|
|Jabiru||19 to 23 August||Every 2 years||Oenpelli, Warruwi, Minjilang|
|Wadeye||10 to 18 September||Every 2 years||Peppimenarti, Palumpa|
|Tennant Creek||14 to 18 October||Annually||Ali 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