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Description

BreastScreen Victoria provides free mammograms and follow-up tests (where necessary) to find breast cancer early before any symptoms are noticed and when treatment is likely to be most successful.

Learn more about breast-screening

Services provided

  • Breast screening
  • Follow-up tests, if necessary

Eligibility

Available to all women in Australia.
Contact the service for more information about the eligibility criteria.
Appointments may be made directly without a doctor’s referral.

How to access

To make your BreastScreen Victoria appointment or to learn more

The National Relay Service (NRS) is available to help callers with a hearing or speech impairment. For:

The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) is available (24 hours, 7 days) for callers who speak other languages. Call 131 450.

Costs

BreastScreen Australia is a free service available to eligible women.

Regulation

BreastScreen Victoria is part of BreastScreen Australia, the national screening program for breast cancer

Tip

  • BreastScreen Australia offers free mammograms to women aged between 50 and 74 years, every two years.
  • Women aged 40–49 and 75 and over are eligible to receive free mammograms but do not receive an invitation to attend.

Important

  • Early detection and treatment can reduce the likelihood of illness and death from breast cancer.
  • If you experience any breast symptoms or unusual changes, see your doctor without delay.