BreastScreen Victoria aims to reduce the impact of a breast cancer diagnosis ensuring you have the best health outcome through early detection. We aim to provide free mammograms to 70% of women aged 50−74 every two years, as they are the group most at risk of developing the disease. However, all eligible Victorians 40+ are eligible to attend.
BreastScreen Victoria is a fully accredited part of BreastScreen Australia, and is jointly funded by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments.
BreastScreen Victoria is made up three components:
coordination unit (BCU)
The BCU is responsible for administering the funding for screening, reading and assessment services.
It is also the central hub for all information, appointment services, communications, recruitment, MSS coordination, and monitoring service levels to implement quality improvements.
Our MSS also visits two Aboriginal cooperatives: Rumbalara and Murray Valley.
BreastScreen Victoria engages with eight reading and assessment centres across the Victoria.
These services read images from multiple sites, including the MSS, and also provide all clinical services from the initial breast screen to any further procedures required to the point of diagnosis.
We are committed to ensuring our services are inclusive and accessible to all eligible Victorians over the age of 40. This means understanding and addressing the barriers that can stop certain communities from accessing breast screening.
We run targeted programs to increase breast screening in eligible people who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, culturally and linguistically diverse, sexuality and gender diverse, have a disability, from low socio-economic areas and from remote and rural areas.
The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) and Medicare have provided the names and contact details of Victorian women aged 50-74 years to BreastScreen Victoria. This information has been provided so women can be invited to attend the BreastScreen Program and will only be used to invite women for screening. Please contact BreastScreen Victoria if you do not wish to receive any further communication.