Rural and remote women

Rural and remote women

A quality breast screening service for rural women

BreastScreen WA is a fully accredited partner in the BreastScreen Australia Program that provides a FREE, high quality screening mammography and assessment service for all eligible women in Western Australia.

Rural locations

Western Australian women aged 40 years or over are eligible to have a FREE screening mammogram at BreastScreen WA every two years. Women in rural communities receive the same excellent service as women in the metropolitan area with the added convenience of being located closer to home.

BreastScreen WA mobile service

BreastScreen WA visits almost 100 rural towns every two years. Some towns are visited annually. In planning each visit the needs of the population and best use of resources is considered to ensure the whole region benefits.

The mobile weighs 13,000kg and is similar in dimensions to a mobile home or shipping container. Due to its size and the sensitivity of the equipment the mobile can only travel on a sealed road and be transported by a dedicated prime mover.  Where unsuitable roads or insufficient numbers prevent the mobile from visiting individual communities, arrangements are made to locate the mobile in a nearby town within easy access.  Group bookings are also available.

There is also a permanent regional screening and assessment service at Bunbury South West Health Campus, corner of Bussell Highway and Robertson Drive.

Town visiting schedule

Please use the table below to find the approximate visit date for your town or alternatively download a map here to find your nearest town.

BreastScreen WA will visit the towns listed below in purple every year. The other towns continue on a two yearly cycle.

PLEASE NOTE: Dates are approximate and may be changed. Visit dates are advertised in local community newspapers.

Book online or phone 13 20 50 for a FREE screening mammogram appointment (for the cost of a local call). If you need an interpreter, please call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) first on 13 14 50 and ask to be connected to the BreastScreen WA call centre on 13 20 50.

National Relay Service - A phone solution for people who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment.

Find your town

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  • Women whose breasts become tender before their periods find it more comfortable to have a mammogram during or just after a period.
  • If you’ve had a previous mammogram elsewhere, please bring these images with you.
  • Please don’t wear talcum powder or deodorant on the day of your appointment. It may show on the X-ray picture.
  • Please be aware you will be reading information and signing a consent form at the appointment.

Get to know your breasts and what is normal for you. Look in the mirror at your breasts and feel your breasts from time to time.

If you notice any unusual changes in your breasts such as lumps, nipple discharge, or persistent new breast pain, even if your last screening mammogram was normal, please see your GP promptly.

Ask your GP to check your breasts regularly.

Contact your GP or phone:

BreastScreen WA

13 20 50 for appointments

(08) 9323 6700 for information or

1800 800 033 toll-free for country women

National Relay Service

Last Updated: 16/01/2017