Where to get tested for coronavirus COVID-19 in Australia? Complete list of screening centres


On 12th March 2020, the COVID-19 virus was declared a pandemic by World Health Organization (WHO).

As the coronavirus begins to spread in Australia, there are new concerns of where to get tested for COVID-19. We have a complete list of all the COVID-19 screening and testing centres as well as dedicated fever clinics all around Australia.

Wotmed aims to be as accurate as possible to provide the most relevant information, however, we would advise you to check health.gov.au for the latest information and development on coronavirus, COVID-19.

There have been 18 newly confirmed cases in the last 24 hours

https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

The following are the currently available screening centres of each state in Australia. We encourage you to heed advice from your state’s Department of Health and follow instructions to avoid overwhelming our health systems and hospitals.

Majority of these clinics are for people who have COVID-19 symptoms (especially fever or cough) AND have recently returned from overseas OR have had contact with a known COVID-19 case.

Please note that some screening centres or fever clinics may require GP referrals or that a pre-assessment is performed and a suspected COVID-19 infection is established before you can attend.

Find COVID-19 testing sites in your state or territory:

New South Wales | Victoria | Western Australia |
Australian Capital Territory | Queensland
| South Australia | Tasmania | Northern Territory

New South Wales (NSW) screening centres

In New South Wales, several screening hospitals can be found:

  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital 8.00 am until 10.00 pm daily (last arrival 9 pm) – Access via Gloucester Drive and follow signs
  • Concord Hospital 8.00am until 6.00pm daily – across road from ED in Sports Institute Building

  • St Vincent’s Hospital 10.30am to 6.00pm daily. Enter via main hospital entrance and follow the green line to the Flu Assessment Clinic.(*All non-emergency presentations for testing of children should go to Sydney Children’s Hospital or Royal Prince Alfred Hospital)

  • Prince of Wales Hospital 10.00am to 8.00pm daily – Building 14B Avoca St, Randwick
  • Sutherland Hospital 8.00am – 8.00pm Monday – Friday,  Ground Floor, old Emergency Department, Kareena Road entrance, then follow signs from ED.

  • St Vincent’s Bondi Beach ‘pop-up’ clinic – Bondi Pavillion  9.00 am – 4.00pm daily Please bring GP referral (sent by email on phone or printed out)

  • St Vincent’s Bondi Beach ‘drive-through’ car park clinic – Park Drive North, Bondi Beach car park 9.00 am – 4.00pm daily

  • Canterbury Hospital, 8.00 am – 10.00 pm daily – access via the After Hours GP entrance

  • Sydney Eye Hospital 8 Macquarie St, Sydney, 10.00am – 6.00pm Monday to Friday in the quadrangle ‘bicentennial clinic’. Outside of these hours, you can attend the Emergency Department

  • Redfern Health Centre, 103 – 105 Redfern St  9.00am – 4.00pm Monday – Friday

  • St George Hospital  8.00am – 6.00pm daily – Gray Street Kogarah  

  • Hurstvile Community Health Centre 34 Woniora Rd, Hurstville 9.00am – 4.00pm Monday – Friday  No referral or appointment is required and disability access and parking is available on-site. 

  • Sydney CHILDREN’s Hospital, Hospital Rd, (Off High Street and around the corner from children’s emergency) Randwick – The COVID-19 Assessment Clinic will review Children with mild respiratory symptoms and assess the need for COVID-19 swab. The clinic is staffed by Paediatric trained medical and nursing staff. 10am – 8 pm, 7 days per week – No appointment required

Victoria (VIC) screening centres

 

In Victoria, both screening centres and drive-through testing sites have been established in Melbourne.

Please call ahead before to visiting a testing site, unless you choose to be tested at a drive-through testing site.

At drive-through sites you will be tested from your vehicle. Mobile drive-through sites do not provide walk-in tests.

Drive-through testing sites

You can be tested at a drive-through testing site. You must be in a vehicle to be tested at one of these sites, you cannot walk in. 

Location

Address

Hours (entry managed from 4.30pm for 5pm closure, unless otherwise stated)

Chadstone Shopping Centre

1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone VIC 3148

Site entry: Enter the property from Warrigal Rd, turn right from Middle Rd to enter Green Carpark C on level P2

7 days: 8am-7pm

Craigieburn 274-304 Craigieburn Road, Craigieburn

Opening on Tuesday 23 June

7 days: 9am-4pm

Dandenong drive-through centre Site entry: Carroll Lane Car Park (off Cheltenham Road), Dandenong 3175

7 days: 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm

 

Highpoint Shopping Centre

120-200 Rosamond Road, Maribyrnong VIC 3032

Site entry: Turn onto Warrs Rd from Rosamond Rd and second entry on the right hand side

7 days: 9am-5pm

Knox Shopping Centre

425 Burwood Hwy, Wantirna South VIC 3152

Site entry: Enter gate 5 from Burwood Hwy, follow road to Multideck L2 carpark entrance

7 days: 9am-5pm

Keilor Community (pop-up site)

 

Keilor Community Hub, Old Calder Highway – Drive through only Monday to Friday: 10am-4pm 

Pacific Werribee Shopping Centre

250 Heaths Road, Cnr Derrimut Rd, Hoppers Crossing VIC 3029

Site entry: From Derrimut Rd, entry to underground car park ground level, north side of centre

Monday – Friday: 9am-5pm;
Closed weekends

Pacific Epping Shopping Centre 

571-583 High St, Epping VIC 3076

Site entry: Enter Service Rd from Cooper Street, through the roundabout and enter second underground carpark on left (opposite Northern Hospital)

7 days: 9am-5pm

Northland Shopping Centre 

2-50 Murray Rd, Preston VIC 3072

Site entry: Entry off corner of Murray Rd and Wood Street along Darebin Creek, head to Target Northland carpark

7 days: 8am-7pm

Southland Shopping Centre

1239 Nepean Hwy, Cheltenham VIC 3192 

Site entry: Enter from Nepean Hwy towards carpark above Coles, keep to right hand lane & take ramp up to level 2 carpark

7 days: 9am-5pm

 

We regularly update these locations so check this page for the latest sites.

You don’t need to make an appointment to attend a drive-through testing. 


Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing sites in Victoria

Please call ahead before presenting yourself at a testing site, unless you choose to be tested at a drive-through testing site.

For the most up-to-date testing sites, check out the interactive map to find the nearest COVID19 testing to your location.


If you have symptoms, you can get tested at:

  • Your local general practitioner. Call them before you visit. They may perform the test or refer you to a pathology provider for the test.
  • A GP respiratory clinic. Visit the Australian Government coronavirus (COVID-19) site for a full list of GP respiratory clinics and how to book an appointment.
  • A Victorian hospital respiratory clinic.
  • A Community Health Centre respiratory clinic.
  • A drive-through testing site (details above).
  • A regional walk-through clinic.

 

If you are concerned, call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398. For more information, visit dhhs.vic.gov.au/novelcoronavirus.

 

 


Western Australia (WA) screening centres

In Western Australia, from the 10th March 2020, these COVID clinics have been established.

Perth metropolitan 

Clinic Location Weekday hours Weekend hours
Rockingham General
Hospital
Elanora Drive
Cooloongup
10.00 am to 6.00 pm 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
Fiona Stanley Hospital Bedbrook Row,
north-eastern end of hospital,
Murdoch
10.00 am to 6.00 pm 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
Joondalup Hospital Car Park P4,
Regents Park Road
10.00 am to 6.00 pm 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
Sir Charles Gardner
Hospital
C Block, Hospital Avenue,
Nedlands
8.00 am to 6.00 pm 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
St John of God Midland Hospital Yelverton Drive Midland 8.00 am to 6.00 pm 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
Royal Perth Hospital Ground Floor, Ainslie House,
48 Murray Street, Perth
8.00 am to 6.00 pm 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
Armadale Health Service Ground Floor, 3056
Albany Highway
Mount Nasura
8.00 am to 6.00 pm 10.00 am to 6.00 pm

Regional

Patients in regional areas should go to a public hospital, health service or remote health clinic. No appointment necessary.

Clinic Location Weekday hours Weekend hours
Broome Hospital 26 Robinson Street, Broome 8.30 am to 4.00 pm 8.30 am to 4.00 pm
Bunbury Health Campus 30m left of the main entrance,
Bussell Highway (cnr Robertson Drive)
10.00 am to 4.00 pm 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

People seeking testing in regional areas, where there isn’t a COVID clinic should go to a public hospital, health service or remote health clinic. Make sure you phone ahead to advise of your symptoms.

 



Australian Capital Territory (ACT) screening centres

 

In Australian Capital Territory, it is advised that you call your GP and let them know you are worried you may have COVID-19. You should not visit your GP without calling ahead. Testing will be arranged by your GP if they determine it is necessary.

  • If you can’t see your GP, you can visit a Respiratory Assessment Clinic. Staff at these clinics will assess your risk of COVID-19 and test you if needed. You do not need to call ahead.

The ACT Respiratory Assessment Clinics are located at:

  • The Weston Creek Walk-in Centre (24 Parkinson St, Weston). Open 7:30 am – 10:00 pm daily, including public holidays. Please ensure you use a mask and hand sanitiser available at the front door.

    Children of any age can be tested at the Weston Creek Walk-in Centre.

    Children under two years can only be seen at the Weston Walk-in centre when a GP is rostered on shift.

    Please call (02) 5124 8080 before visiting to confirm a GP is available.

  • The Drive Through Respiratory Assessment Clinic at Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC, Flemington Rd & Northbourne Ave, Mitchell). Open 9:30 am – 6:00 pm daily (last car accepted at 5pm). You must be driving or a passenger in a registered motor vehicle or motorbike to attend this clinic. It cannot be accessed from public transport or on foot.
  • Winnunga Nimmityjah Respiratory Clinic 63 Boolimba Crescent, Narrabundah
    Open 9:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday

    The Winnunga Nimmityjah Respiratory Clinic provides a culturally appropriate assessment and testing centre for First Nations people and existing clients of Winnunga. Testing is available for people of any age.

    Before visiting, please call ahead on (02) 6284 6222 to let them know you think you may have COVID-19.

    By appointment

    YourGP@Crace
    1/5 Baratta Street, Crace
    Open 1:00pm to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday

    Please call (02) 6109 0000 to book an appointment or book an appointment online. Testing is available for people of any age.

    Lakeview Medical Practice Tuggeranong
    1/216 Cowlishaw Street, Greenway
    Open 9:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday

    Please call (02) 6185 1986 to book an appointment or book an appointment online. Testing is available for people of any age.

When travelling to the GP or Respiratory Assessment Clinic, do not attend any public places, such as shops or cafes/restaurants, on the way. If possible, you should travel using a private mode of transport, such as a private car, to minimise exposure to others.

However, if using public transport is your only option, you should wear a mask, avoid direct contact with other people (including other passengers, drivers and transport staff), cough/sneeze into your elbow, and wash your hands before and after you travel. Please note that you cannot attend the Drive Through Respiratory Assessment Clinic at EPIC from public transport.

You do not need to visit the Emergency Department unless you have severe symptoms, such as shortness of breath, chest pain or very high fever. If you have serious symptoms, call triple zero (000). Let them know you’re worried you may have COVID-19.

 

 

Queensland (QLD) screening centres and fever clinics

For Queensland, there are currently 2 coronavirus fever clinics at Robina Health Precinct and Gold Coast University Hospital. The clinics at both facilities are open from 9am to 9pm seven days a week, with screening stations at the main entrances.

Only people who meet specific criteria will be tested for coronavirus: those who have COVID-19 symptoms (especially fever or cough) AND have recently returned from overseas OR have had contact with a known COVID-19 case.

Robina Health Precinct
There is paid-parking out the front of this the Robina Health Precinct building or you can access it from the pedestrian tunnel off Bayberry Lane near Robina Hospital. This is the same tunnel that links the train station to the high school. The screening point at the Robina Health Precinct building is in the foyer, on the ground floor. The actual fever clinic is located on level two and you will be directed to this location AFTER being seen at the screening station.

Gold Coast University Hospital
At Gold Coast University Hospital, there are screening stations at the entrances near the emergency department, ground floor foyer, and the level 1 outpatient clinic entrance. The actual fever clinic is located on level five and you will be directed to this location AFTER being seen at the screening station.

These screening points are staffed by registered nurses who will help people with their coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns by either:

Directing them to a fever clinic for testing,
Directing them to the emergency department for treatment, OR
Advising them to see a GP because it is likely that their symptoms are from a COVID-19 infection, and can be treated by a GP.



South Australia (SA) screening centres and drive-in mobile testing collection centres

 

In South Australia, dedicated COVID-19 clinics and drive-through testing sites are available.

If you meet the criteria for testing for COVID-19, you do not need a referral to visit most dedicated COVID-19 clinics.

You do require a ‘specimen collection request form’ from your GP to access drive-through and home testing services.

 

Metropolitan Clinics

You do not need a referral to attend the below COVID-19 clinics located at public metropolitan hospitals.

 

Metropolitan respiratory clinics

Respiratory clinics are available for anyone with mild to moderate respiratory conditions. The clinics will assess and examine you and provide onsite COVID-19 testing if you are eligible. These clinics are Commonwealth funded and supported by Adelaide PHN and Country SA PHN. 

Bookings essential – online or call the clinic by the phone number below:

Regional South Australian COVID19 Clinics & Respiratory Clinics

A list of regional COVID19 clinics and respiratory clinics in South Australia can be found here. Regional Clinics may require you to make an appointment or get a referral from your GP before attending the clinic.

Drive-through Testing

Drive-through collection centres have been established so that tests can be taken with the patient still in the vehicle, minimising the risk of spreading the infection.

Drive-through testing will support GPs who may not be able to perform the test in their own clinic.

Patients need to get a ‘specimen collection request form’ from their GP to access the drive-through testing service.

Metropolitan drive-through collection centres

Home Testing

SA Pathology offers a dedicated metropolitan Adelaide Domiciliary Service staffed by nurses for the collection of potential COVID-19 specimens within a persons’ home.

Patients need a referral from their GP to access this service.


Tasmania (TAS) mobile screening clinic

In Tasmania, screening centres have been set up in Hobart and Launceston. However, the clinic is not open for walk-up testing, and anyone who thinks they may need testing should first contact the Public Health Hotline, on 1800 671 738 to make a booking.

No bookings are required for:
Devonport, East Devonport Recreation Centre (67 Caroline Street)
Burnie, West Park, ‘The Point’ (10 Bass Highway)
Both available from 8.30AM -3.30PM daily

These Tasmanian Government COVID-19 testing clinics are best for people at higher risk of having COVID-19, including:

  • healthcare, aged care and residential care workers or staff with direct patient contact
  • people who travelled outside Tasmania or had close contact with a confirmed case within 14 days of developing symptoms
  • people in quarantine.

The Tasmanian Government COVID-19 Testing Clinics provide sample collection (testing) services only. Staff at the clinics do not provide health assessments or management of symptoms.

Results are usually provided within 48 hours.

These clinics will test children under 18.

These clinics are free, including for people who are not covered by Medicare.

Tasmania COVID-19 Mobile Testing Clinics

Coronavirus testing in rural and regional areas will be available in some communities through our mobile testing clinics.

Dates Location Bookings Notes
24 June
8:30am – 3:30pm

25 June
8:30am – 1pm
Marrawah, Marrawah Memorial Hall (844 Comeback Road) No booking required Drive-up testing
27 – 28 June
10am – 3:30pm
St Mary’s, St Mary’s Recreation Ground (30 Harefield Road) No booking required Drive-up testing

Northern Territory COVID-19 Testing sites

In the Territory, anyone with the following symptoms can access testing for coronavirus (COVID-19):

  • a recent, acute respiratory infection (e.g. cough, shortness of breath, sore throat)
  • a fever or history of fever (e.g. night sweats, chills).

If you are not displaying these symptoms then you don’t need to be tested for coronavirus.

Testing facilities

If you think you might need to be tested for coronavirus (COVID-19), contact your GP via phone for advice.

Your GP may be able to test you for coronavirus at their clinic/practice or you may be directed to a special testing facility.

If you can’t contact your GP, contact your nearest respiratory clinic or call the NT COVID-19 hotline on 1800 008 002.

Darwin and Palmerston region

Respiratory clinics in the Darwin and Palmerston region conducting testing for coronavirus include:

  • the Respiratory Clinic at Palmerston GP Super Clinic
  • Danila Dilba Health Service

Do not turn up to either of these clinics without an appointment.

Access to the Pandemic Clinic at Royal Darwin Hospital and the drive-through testing clinic at the Howard Springs facility is by appointment only through the NT Centre for Disease Control.

Please call 1800 008 002 to discuss your need for an appointment.

Nhulunbuy

Do not go directly to the clinic. You must have an appointment to be screened.

Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 3:30pm – call 0476 828 005 to book an appointment and to receive further instructions for testing.

Katherine

Katherine Pandemic Clinic is a drive-through facility at Katherine Hospital.

Do not go directly to the clinic. You must have an appointment to be screened.

If you are feeling unwell, you should call 1800 008 002 to discuss and receive advice about the need for an appointment.

Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek Hospital – call ahead on 08 8962 4399.

Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation.

Alice Springs and Central Australia

Alice Springs Respiratory Clinic – phone 08 7999 6100 to book an appointment.

Central Clinic and Mall Medical can carry out testing.

You must phone to make an appointment. If you are very unwell you should go to the Alice Springs Hospital Emergency Department.

Central Australia Aboriginal Congress. You must phone ahead to make testing arrangements.


I’ve been tested for the coronavirus, now what?

Unfortunately, coronavirus infection cannot be detected immediately as soon as you are tested. At this stage, while you are awaiting for your results, you need to understand that you have met the criteria of a suspected person. Therefore, you need to take precautions and ensure that you do not infect others as you may very likely have the virus.

You are HIGHLY advised to isolate yourself while waiting for a result.

How long before I get my results?

When your results return to you will depend on where the specimen is collected, and turnaround times varied between jurisdictions. 

Again, you are advised to isolate yourself while waiting for a result.

 

Note that these recommendations are updated daily.