Breast cancer screening

Please note* NSW BreastScreen clinics in areas currently affected by COVID-19 restrictions may be temporarily closed. For more information please refer to our News page or visit the NSW BreastScreen website.

Resources for health professionals

Breast screening interval guidelines and information, online modules, and other professional development resources for health professionals are available on the BreastScreen NSW and the Cancer Australia websites.

GPs can request details of all their patients who have screened with BreastScreen NSW over the past 24 months, and who have given consent for their results to be shared with their GP. Download the GP request form here. Other useful resources are available below:

Resources for the community

For women aged between 50 and 74, regular screening mammograms are the best way to detect breast cancer early, before any symptoms are noticed. Early detection is more likely to result in successful treatment. This video provides a guide to breast screening. You can also click here to watch Regina Marchant’s breast screening and early detection story.

NSW Breastscreen provides a free mammogram for any asymptomatic woman over 40 every two years. The target age group is between 50 and 74 years. For online bookings, click here. Other useful resources are available below:

For comprehensive community resources on breast, bowel, and cervical cancer screenings, go to screening fact sheets are available in multiple languages here.