Everyone who is tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) helps us understand how the virus is spreading. Find out where you can get tested near home.

Everyone who is tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) helps us understand how the virus is spreading.

Getting tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) is considered medical treatment and it is one of the four reasons you can leave home. If you or your family have symptoms, no matter how mild, please get tested at one of the sites listed below. If you have symptoms, you must return home immediately after the test and remain in isolation until you receive the results.

Melbourne Airport now open for testing 

Melbourne Airport is now open for testing, and currently has minimal wait-times. So if you are looking for a place to get tested, we encourage you to consider visiting this site.  

Location: Terminal 4 Level 2, Melbourne Airport VIC 3045 
Site entry: Take the Mercer Drive exit off the Tullamarine Freeway, then go up the T4 ramp 

Drive through metropolitan site wait-times now available

To assist your decision making, site wait-times are now available. To view these go to the ‘Testing sites map’ below and click the site you want to visit.

If you have symptoms, you must return home immediately after the test and remain in isolation until you receive your test result. Get on board with the rest of your community, do the right thing, and help keep us all safe.

 

Closing and new pop-up and drive-through testing sites 

Closed

  • Westfield Southland – Now permanently closed: replaced by Mentone Nepean Highway– see below.

New 

  • Woodland Waters Reserve, Waterview Drive (Mernda)
  • Wingate Avenue Community Centre 
  • Maribyrnong Community Centre 
  • Fairburn Park Pavilion (Ascot Vale) 
  • Niddrie Community Hub 
  • Oak Park Sports and Aquatic Centre 
  • Hansen Reserve West Footscray 
  • Meadow Heights Community Centre 
  • Westfield Airport West Shopping Centre 
  • Melbourne Airport 
  • Mentone Nepean Highway 
  • Watergardens Shopping Centre 
On this page

Key points

  • Testing is currently available for people with the following symptoms, however mild: fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, and loss of sense of smell or taste.
  • The test takes around a minute and involves a swab from the back of your throat and nose. 
  • The test is free for everyone. You should bring at least one form of identification – for example, your Medicare card, driver’s licence or student ID.
  • If you have symptoms, you must return home immediately after the test and remain in self-isolation until you receive your test result.   

Where to get tested

Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing sites

If you have symptoms, 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.

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

Pop-up testing sites

You can be tested at one of the pop-up testing sites listed below.

Both walk-in and drive-through sites are available. For all drive-through locations you must be in a vehicle to be tested, you cannot walk in or ride a bicycle into a drive-through site.

Do not contact the listed testing sites directly. For more information about what’s available near you, call the 24-hour coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398. You don't need to make an appointment to attend a drive-through testing. 

Suburb

Location

Address

Hours

Type
Airport West

Westfield Airport West Shopping Centre

29/35 Louis St, Airport West VIC 3042

Aldi Car Park, Blue, Level 1, Entrance via Moore Rd

7 days: 9am-5pm Drive-through
Albert Park

Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC)

Albert Park VIC 3206

Site entry: Rear Carpark. Enter via Albert Road and Cecil Street entry point

7 days: 9am-5pm Drive-through
Ascot Vale Fairburn Park Pavilion (Ascot Vale) Newsom Street &, Woods St, Ascot Vale VIC 3032 7 days: 10am-4pm  Walk-in
Ascot Vale

Melbourne Showgrounds

Epsom and Langs Rd, Ascot Vale VIC 3032

Site entry: Enter Gate 4 off Langs Rd - this is a left-hand turn only.

7 days: 9am-5pm Drive-through
Ascot Vale Wingate Avenue Community Centre 13A Wingate Ave, Ascot Vale VIC 3032

7 days: 9:30am-4:30pm
 

Walk-in
Braybrook

Braybrook - CoHealth    

107-139 Churchill Ave, Braybrook VIC 3019              Mon-Fri 9.30-4.00pm Walk-in
Broadmeadows

Broadmeadows Central Shopping Centre

1099-1169 Pascoe Vale Rd, Broadmeadows VIC 3047 7 days: 9am-5pm  Drive-through
Caroline Springs Bunnings Caroline Springs

1067/1125 Western Hwy, (via Delma Rd) Caroline Springs VIC 3023

Site entry: via Delma Rd

7 days: 9am-5pm Drive-through
Chadstone

Chadstone Golfers Drive

Gate 4, multi-deck carpark level 2

Site entry: via Waverley Rd to Golfers Drive

7 days: 9am-5pm Drive-through
Craigieburn Craigieburn 274-304 Craigieburn Road, Craigieburn

7 days, 9am-4pm

Drive-through
Cranbourne East Casey Fields 160 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne East, 3977

7 days: 9am-4pm

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

7 days: 9am-4pm

 

Drive-through
Epping 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

Drive-through
Fawkner Fawkner - CB Smith Reserve (pop-up site) CB Smith Reserve, 79 Jukes Rd, Fawkner

7 days: 10am-4pm

Drive-through
Flemington St Brendan's Catholic Church Hall, Flemington 103 Wellington Street Flemington  VIC 3031

7 days: 10am-4am

Walk-in
Frankston Monash University Peninsula Campus

Moorooduc Highway, Frankston VIC 3199

Site entry: Access the Drive Through Clinic via the main entrances to the university campus on Moorooduc Highway

7 days: 8:30am-4pm Drive-through
Hoppers Crossing

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

Weekdays 9am-5pm
 

Drive-through
Keilor

Keilor Community (pop-up site)

 

Keilor Community Hub, Old Calder Highway - Drive through only 7 days: 10am-4pm  Drive-through
Maribyrnong Maribyrnong Community Centre 9 Randall Street, Maribyrnong VIC 3032 7 days: 10am-4pm Walk-in
Maribyrnong

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

Drive-through
Meadow Heights Meadow Heights Community Centre

15/29 Buchan St, Meadow Heights

10.00am – 4.00pm

 

Melbourne Airport Melbourne Airport

Terminal 4 Level 2 (Mercer Dv exit off Tullamarine Fwy) Melbourne Airport VIC 3045

Site entry: Take the Mercer Drive exit off the Tullamarine Freeway, then go up the T4 ramp  

7 days: 9am-5pm

 

Mentone Mentone 

23/27 Nepean Hwy Service Rd, off Nepean Hwy, Mentone VIC 3194

Weekdays: 9am-5pm   Drive-through
Mernda Woodland Waters Reserve

Waterview Drive, Mernda, VIC, 3754

Sat 11 July: 10am-4.30 then 9.30-4.30, 7 days   Drive-through
Mildura Mildura Central

Fifteenth Street, Deakin Avenue, Mildura, 3500  

Site entry: Rear car park, Target loading dock. 

Weekdays: 9:30am-12pm

Drive-through
Niddrie Niddrie Community Hub 3/3-15 Matthews Ave, Niddrie VIC 3042 7 days: 9.30am-4.30pm Walk-in
Pascoe Vale Oak Park Sports and Aquatic Centre 563a Pascoe Vale Rd, Pascoe Vale 3044 7 days:9am-4pm Walk-in
Pakenham Pakenham - IYU Recreation Reserve (pop-up site)

165 Henry Rd, Pakenham VIC 3810, IYU Recreation Reserve

7 days: 9am-4pm

Drive-through
Preston 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: 9am-5pm

Drive-through
Roxburgh Park

Roxburgh Park Youth and Recreation Centre

75 Lakeside Drive, Roxburgh Park VIC 3064

Site entry: Lakeside Drive 

7 days: 9am-5pm

Drive-through

Watergardens

Watergardens Shopping Centre Entry 1 via Melton Hwy, Taylors Lakes VIC 3038

7 days: 9am-5pm 

Drive-through
Wantirna South

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

Drive-through
West Footscray Bunnings West Footscray 

Cnr Geelong Rd &, Geelong St, West Footscray VIC 3012

Site entry: Enter carpark via main entrance

7 days: 9am-5pm Drive-through
West Footscray Hansen Reserve West Footscray

Roberts St, West Footscray.

10am–4pm

 

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

Testing sites map

The map below shows some of the locations where you can get tested across Victoria.

For more information about locations and operating hours of testing services, please hover over the icon on the map. There is also a list of locations available in CSV format.

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.

For more information about what’s available near you, call the 24-hour coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398.

What if there are no clinics listed in my area?

If there are no clinics listed near you, contact your doctor, local community health service or local hospital for assistance. Make sure you phone ahead and discuss your symptoms before you visit in person. 

Where can I get children tested?

Children of all ages can be tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) at hospital respiratory clinics and GP respiratory clinics. In some cases, parents/carers may be referred to a hospital emergency department by the hospital respiratory clinic. Your local doctor may also be providing testing for children, call them to find out.

Hospital testing clinics and GP respiratory clinics are listed in the map above.

Children aged five years and over can be tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) at a shopping centre drive-through testing location or one of the other testing sites across Victoria (details of locations are above).

Due to the constraints of testing through a car window, children aged under five years will not be able to be tested at shopping centre drive-through locations, as well as Chadstone Golfers Drive, Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, Roxburgh Park, Bunnings Caroline Springs and Bunnings West Footscray.

Please note - all Monash Health sites (including drive-throughs) offer testing for children of all ages.

Should I get tested?

Who should get tested?

If you have any of the symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, you should seek advice and get tested.

Residents living in Victoria’s 10 restricted postcodes are urged to get tested for coronavirus (COVID-19), even if they don’t display symptoms. Visit the Restrictions: restricted postcodes page to find out more.

A coronavirus (COVID-19) suburban testing blitz is now underway to track and trace cases in several suburbs including Keilor Downs, Broadmeadows, Albanvale, Brunswick West, Fawkner, Hallam, Maidstone, Pakenham, Reservoir, and Sunshine West.

All residents of these suburbs will be eligible for free testing, with or without symptoms during the period of the testing blitz. Visit the Keeping our communities safe page to find out more.

What are the symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)?

The symptoms to watch out for are:

  • Fever
  • Chills or sweats
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Runny nose
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste

In certain circumstances headache, muscle soreness, stuffy nose, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea may also be considered.

To get further advice, call the 24-hour coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398, your local doctor or use our online self-assessment tool.

What if I feel tired or fatigued?

Feeling tired or fatigued is common during many illnesses, including coronavirus (COVID-19). If you are feeling tired and have any of the symptoms above, you should get further advice about testing for coronavirus (COVID-19).

Why should I get tested?

Diagnosing coronavirus (COVID-19) early, even when symptoms are mild, helps us to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Testing helps us track the spread of the virus and plan for the gradual easing of restrictions in Victoria.

Getting tested means that you can take informed action to protect yourself and your loved ones. You will be doing your bit to protect all Victorians.

Before the test

I have symptoms. How do I go out for testing?

If you have any symptoms, you should put on a mask (if you have one) when you go to get tested. This will help prevent spreading the infection to others. If you need one, you will be given a mask to wear by your doctor when you are tested. Avoid using public transport, taxi or rideshare services.

A suspected case is someone who has symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) and who has been tested but has not yet found out the results of the test.

If you have symptoms and are advised to do so by a doctor or healthcare worker, you should return home immediately after the test. There is a risk that you could have coronavirus (COVID-19) and could spread the virus to other people. You must remain in self-quarantine at home until you find out your test result.

For more information, read the factsheet for suspected cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). To get further advice, call the 24-hour coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398 or your general practitioner.

What do I need to bring with me?

You need to bring your Medicare card.

If you don’t have a Medicare card then bring one form of identification, like your driver’s licence or student ID.

Is the test free?

Yes, the coronavirus (COVID-19) test is free for everyone. There is no fee for the test when you get tested at a public health facility, mobile testing centre or GP offering bulk billing.

Do visitors from overseas, migrant workers and asylum seekers with symptoms have to pay for testing?

The coronavirus (COVID-19) test is free for everyone. This includes people without a Medicare card, such as visitors from overseas, migrant workers and asylum seekers.

If you have symptoms, you can receive a free test at any Victorian public respiratory clinic below. This does not include general practice (GP) clinics.

Please bring a form of identification and contact details with you to the testing clinic. If you don’t have a Medicare card, please bring one form of identification, for example, your driver’s licence, passport, transport concession card or student ID.

The testing clinic does not need to know your visa status.

For more information, read the Testing for international visitors, migrants and asylum seekers factsheet (Word).

Can I take someone I care for to get tested?

If you usually provide care or assistance to someone who may otherwise have difficulty getting tested, such as an elderly relative, you may take them to a testing centre.

During the test

What does testing involve?

The test takes around a minute and involves taking a sample swab from the back of your throat and nose.

Once the test is complete, your sample is sent to a laboratory and tested to see if you have coronavirus (COVID-19). You will be contacted by your doctor or the clinic who did the test with your results.

If you get tested at a drive-through site, you will be asked to put your car into park and turn off the engine to reduce the amount of fumes for the comfort of you, others queuing and the staff working to help you onsite.

Please consider leaving any pets at home.

Who can perform tests?

At testing sites, test samples will be taken by a trained healthcare worker, usually a doctor or nurse.

Some people will also be given the option to self-administer a coronavirus (COVID-19) test. This option is being offered by Public Health community engagement teams to residents in priority suburbs as part of the suburban testing blitz.

After the test

What should I do after getting tested?

If you have symptoms, you must return home immediately after the test. Do not make any stops on your way. There is a risk that you could have coronavirus (COVID-19) and could spread it to other people. You must remain in self-isolation at home until you find out your test result.  For more information on self-isolating, see ‘What does quarantine or isolation involve?’ on the Quarantine and isolation page.

There is no need for others in the house to quarantine unless you are confirmed to have coronavirus (COVID-19). If you are sharing a house with others, see ‘What if I live with someone who is in quarantine?' on the Quarantine and isolation page for more information.

As always, we encourage anyone with symptoms to get tested, so if anyone you live with experiences symptoms they should get tested too.

How long does it take to get the results?

It usually takes one to three days to get your results after being tested. Sometimes there are delays and it can take longer.

Victorian and interstate labs are working around the clock to process all the tests, but with so many coming in every day, sometimes it takes a little longer to confirm the results.

You will receive a text or phone call about your results. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience.

  • If you were tested at a clinic, hospital or pathology collection centre – please contact the location that you were tested at for more information about your results. Phone numbers are available on the map above.
  • If you were tested at one of the following drive-through testing sites and have been waiting more than five days for your result, please call the Onsite Doctor Results Hotline on 03 8669 0255.
    • at a shopping centre or Bunnings drive-through site 
    • Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC) 
    • Chadstone Golfers Drive 
    • Roxburgh Park Youth and Recreation Centre 
    • Melbourne Airport. 

The Onsite Doctor Results Hotline operates 7 days a week, Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm and on weekends 9am to 5pm.  

Note that results will only be available through the hotline five days after testing, and only for the selected drive-through testing sites listed above.

We want to thank the community for your support and patience – we are working as quickly as we can to get timely and accurate results back to the people who come forward for testing.

What happens if I test positive or negative?

Your doctor or the clinic where you were tested will contact you by phone or SMS to tell you your results, regardless if it is positive or negative.

If you test positive, whether or not you have symptoms, you must immediately self-isolate – you should have already been isolating at home while waiting for these results. You will be contacted by a public health worker from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for advice on the next steps.

If you test negative, your doctor or the clinic you were tested will tell you your result.