The Combined Breast Service of The Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Royal Women's Hospital is a joint service that provides a full range of care for all types of breast disease.

Assessment of breast symptoms, diagnosis and management of breast cancer and pre-cancerous diseases is the main focus of our work. We are closely affiliated with the Familial Cancer Centre and the Breast/Ovarian Cancer risk management clinic at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. The Breast Service is actively involved in a number of research programs.


We accept GP and specialist referrals for this service.

Referrals are triaged depending on priority. Emergency cases can present to the Emergency & Trauma Service at any time.

To refer a patient, complete and send your referral to Outpatients by fax to (03) 9342 4234.

You can use the following form or a template from your own system:

Referrals should include:

  • relevant clinical history for the patient
  • the reason for referral
  • patient details including address, date of birth and contact phone numbers
  • your details and provider number
  • the name of the consultant (for Medicare clinics)
  • if your patient requires ongoing management, please identify the referral as being "indefinite"