Luna landing on King Island

BreastScreen Tasmania brings early detection services to King Island.


25 January 2024

TasPorts is proud to partner with Bass Island Line to support free breast screening at King Island.

From Tuesday 30 January to Saturday 10 February 2024, ‘Luna’ BreastScreen Tasmania’s fully equipped Mobile Unit will visit King Island, providing free mammograms to Island residents who cannot attend clinics in Hobart and Launceston.

General Manager of Bass Island Line, Rod Begley, did not hesitate to step in when BreastScreen announced its intention to visit the Island.

Breast Screen Tasmania King Island

“To acknowledge the wonderful work the Department of Health does to provide these important, life-saving services to the residents of King Island, Bass Island Line will provide free freight on the John Duigan vessel for the Mobile Unit”, he said.

“Collaborating with our colleagues at TasPorts, who will waive the port wharfage and infrastructure charges to support the program, is fantastic.”

Luna Breast Screen Tasmania

Travelling on board the John Duigan, a vessel tailored specifically to King Island’s freight needs, Luna (which is palawa kani for ‘woman’) will embark on her voyage from Devonport. BreastScreen Tasmania is part of BreastScreen Australia, a national breast screening program that aims to continue to reduce deaths from breast cancer through early detection of the disease.

While women in the target age group of 50-74 are particularly encouraged to participate, all women over 40 are eligible for the program.

BreastScreen Tasmania will be available for appointments at Phoenix Community House, 25 Meech Street, Currie.

Residents are encouraged to call BreastScreen Tasmania on 13 20 50 to book their appointment.

Find out more information about BreastScreen Tasmania via the

Tasmanian Government | Department of Health website