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 2021, 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 dates




22 to 26 February


Katherine and surrounding communities

Wagait,  Belyuen, Dundee

27 to 30 April

Every two years

Cox Peninsula and surrounds

Wurrumiyanga - Bathurst Island

10 to 21 May

Every two years

Milikapiti, Pirlangimpi and Wurankuwu


31 May

Trial site


Adelaide River

1 to 4 June

Every two years

Coomalie Shire regions

Daly River (Nauiyu)

8 to 11 June

Every two years

Peppimenarti and Palumpa


16 to 24 June

Every two years

Robinson River and Lorella Springs


28 June to 6 August


Barunga, Beswick, Binjari, Bulman, Mataranka and Timber Creek

Tennant Creek

16 to 24 August


Anyinginyi Health, Ali Curung, Canteen Creek and Epenarra

Ti Tree

25 to 27 August

Every two years

Barrow Creek, Laramba, Willora and Wilowra

Gem Tree

30 to 31 August

Every two years

Engawala, Bonya and Harts Range


1 to 3 September

Every two years

Areyonga, Wallace Rockhole, Haasts Bluff, Papunya and Mt Leibig


7 to 10 September

Every two years

Nyrippi and Yuelamu


20 to 22 September

Trial site

Imanpa and Apatula


23 to 29 September

Every two years

Docker River,  Kings Canyon and Mutijulu


4 to 8 October

Every two years

Congress Alukura

Alice Springs

12 April to 18 May


30 August to 1 October

Eurilpa House – Todd Mall

All women who missed screening in their community can attend.

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: 18 May 2021

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