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.
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.
Find Cancer Early – Cancer Council WA campaign
The Find Cancer Early program for regional Western Australians was created by Cancer Council WA to improve cancer outcomes for regional Western Australians by increasing cancer symptom awareness and encouraging people to visit their doctor, clinic nurse or Aboriginal health worker earlier.
Breast cancer champion Rita
Breast cancer champion Lucianne
The Difference Between Screening and Early Detection
Town visiting schedule (including Mobile in the Suburbs)
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 and locations are approximate and may be changed. If the visit dates are not suitable you are welcome to book at another clinic of your choice in a different town or at any of our fixed clinics in Bunbury or metropolitan Perth.
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.