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 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.

Screening siteDatesFrequencyCommunities
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
Block 1
8 May to 8 June Screening from Eurilpa House Todd Street All women who missed screening in their community are welcome to attend. 
Alice Springs
Block 2
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