Expansion of BreastScreen Australia

Page last updated: 17 October 2014

The Australian Government invested $55.7 million over four years, from 2013-14 to 2016-17, to expand BreastScreen Australia’s target age range for free breast screening by five years – from women aged 50-69 years to women aged 50-74 years.

The Australian Government has committed a further $64.3 million over four years, from 2017-18 to 2020-21, to enable BreastScreen Australia to continue to actively invite women aged 70-74 years to screen for the early detection of breast cancer.

If you are aged 70-74, you will continue to be invited to participate in breast cancer screening.

Evaluation of the BreastScreen Australia program’s expansion of the target age for active recruitment to include women aged 70-74 years

Nous Group has been contracted to undertake an evaluation of the BreastScreen Australia program’s expansion of the target age for active recruitment to include women aged 70-74 years. The evaluation will assess the effectiveness of the implementation of the program expansion, and the initial impact of the program’s expansion on screening rates in women aged 70-74 years. The evaluation is expected to be completed by mid 2021.

The below document outlines Nous Group’s evaluation methodology:

PDF version: Nous Group Evaluation Plan Summary – Evaluation of the BreastScreen Australia program’s expansion of the target age for active recruitment to include women aged 70-74 years (PDF 627 KB)
Word version: Nous Group Evaluation Plan Summary – Evaluation of the BreastScreen Australia program’s expansion of the target age for active recruitment to include women aged 70-74 years (Word 542 KB)

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