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Breastscreen movieHave you had a breast screen yet? It's fast, FREE, friendly and female - no doctor's referral needed.

Early detection is your best protection – BREAST CANCER SCREENING SAVES LIVES! Regular screening for breast cancer remains the most effective way to detect breast cancer early.

Did you know
90% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history?

How do I make an appointment?

To make an appointment book online at
Or contact 13 20 50
Monday - Friday
8am to 4.30pm

Out of hours and Saturday appointments available.

Why get breast screened?

Early detection is your best protection – breast cancer screening saves lives. Regular breast screening is an excellent way to detect breast cancer in its early stage, even before you or your doctor can see or feel something.


How often should I get a breast screened?

Getting screened every 2 years will give you best chance for early detection and more treatment options.

How much will it cost?

It is FREE and available to you every 2 years.

What age do you need to be to receive a FREE breast screen?

While all women 40 years and over are eligible, women aged 50–74 years are particularly encouraged to have a breast screen every 2 years as this is the age group most at risk.

What is the most common age to develop breast cancer?

Women over 50 years are at an increased risk of developing breast cancer, with 76% of women diagnosed with breast cancer being in this age group.

Where do I go for my appointment?

Ipswich BreastScreen 
(permanent screening facility)Breastscreen van
Ipswich Health Plaza
Lower ground floor, 21 Bell Street

Mobile services in BreastScreen
vans visit:

Boonah Sports Complex, Coronation Street

Booval Fair Shopping Centre

Corner of Brisbane and South Station roads, Booval

The Bremer Institute of TAFE, Corner of Mary and Byrne streets

Visitor Information Centre, Ipswich Street

Flinders View
Winston Glades Shopping Centre, 259 Ash Street

Visitor Information Centre, Brisbane Valley Highway

Diggers Rest, Corner of Church and Queen Streets

Ipswich Hospital, Chelmsford Avenue
Kambu Medical Centre, 27 Roderick Street

North Ipswich
Riverlink Shopping Centre, Corner Pine and Down Street

Lowood Clock/Railway Park, Corner Main and Railway streets

Schulte’s Central, 4424 Warrego Highway

Redbank Collingwood Sports Complex, Chalk Street

Rosewood Community Centre, 19 School Road

Springfield Central
Education City, Education City Drive (off Sinnathamby Boulevard)

The Park - Centre for Mental Health and Specialised Services, Ellerton Drive and Wolston Park Road

Toogoolawah Court House, Hopkins Place

How do I update my contact details?

Contact 13 20 50 or

Keeping your contact details up-to-date ensures that you will receive a reminder about your next appointment.

What should I check my breasts for?

Please remain aware of the normal look and feel of your breasts. If you notice any changes please contact your doctor immediately, do not wait until your next breast screen. Breast changes to look out for include:

  • a new lump or lumpiness, especially if it's only in one breast
  • a change in the size and shape of your breast
  • a change to the nipple, such as crusting, an ulcer, redness or the nipple pulled in
  • a discharge from your nipple that happens without squeezing the nipple
  • a change in the skin of the breast such as redness or dimpling or puckered skin
  • a pain that doesn't go away.
Where can I find more information?

For more information and resources visit

or contact 13 20 50 and ask to speak to our Health Promotion Officer.