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Where to get tested for COVID-19

Find where to get tested for COVID-19 in Victoria

For eligible people living with a disability, up to 20 rapid antigen tests are available free at state-run testing sites and through Disability Liaison Officers. Eligible people include NDIS participants and disability support pensioners. Evidence of eligibility, such as a NDIS statement, is required.

A full list of testing sites providing Rapid Antigen Tests can be found hereExternal Link

Find your nearest COVID-19 testing site

Many state-run testing sites across Victoria provide polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests and supply rapid antigen tests (RAT) kits.

Rapid antigen test kits are also available for distribution at select testing sites. You can collect rapid antigen test kits on behalf of individuals listed on your Medicare card.

To find your closest COVID-19 testing site, availability of rapid antigen kits, operating hours and wait times, enter your postcode or suburb below or search by site type. Rapid antigen test kit availability can be found in the ‘Other site details’ under the ‘More info’ dropdown for each site.

Specific testing sites provide the option to pre-register your details using the Testing Registration FormExternal Link which will speed up the information collection process when you get tested. This information can be found in testing site information in the map and table below.

Click an icon to view a pop-up card with site information and contact details. Multiple sites in one area are shown by the numbered icon, press on the icon to zoom in. You can make the map larger or smaller by scrolling or using the minus or plus button in the bottom left corner. You can move the map around by clicking and dragging. To view the listings in a table, click 'List view'.

If you test positive on a rapid antigen test, you must report your result to the Department of Health by filling in the formExternal Link online or calling the Coronavirus Hotline at 1800 675 398. For translations, call the hotline number and press zero (0).

Register ahead of time

You can now use the Testing Registration FormExternal Link to pre-register your details before your COVID-19 PCR test to speed up information collection at the testing site. Pre-registration is available at many sites, so use the map to check if it is available at your preferred location.

Frequently asked questions

Find all your frequently asked questions on getting tested for COVID-19 below.

  • Our COVID-19 Testing page has all your answers on getting tested.

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

    People with no symptoms (asymptomatic) can also be tested for COVID-19 in very specific circumstances:

    • If you are a close contact exposed to someone known to have COVID-19.
    • If you are a returned international traveller. Visit Information for overseas travellers for more information.
    • If you are due to have surgery or a planned hospital stay.
    • If you are part of a targeted testing program across an industry or group.
  • Most COVID-19 testing locations in Victoria accept children of all ages for testing.

    These locations include Commonwealth Respiratory Clinic (bookings required), local health services, community health services or pathology collection centres.

    Age limits do apply, so be sure to check our COVID-19 testing location finder to see specific ages tested at your local testing site.

  • Before attending a COVID-19 testing site you should check:

    • current wait-times
    • walk-through or drive-through access
    • if the Testing Registration Form to pre-register before your COVID-19 test is available
    • if the testing site requires a booking (only required at selected sites)
    • age limit of children being tested
    • accessibility requirements.

    You can now use the Testing Registration Form to pre-register before your COVID-19 test to speed up information collection at the testing site. Available at most sites so check the map below to see if the Testing Registration Form is available at your preferred location.

  • Bring your Medicare card and the details of your usual General Practitioner (GP) and/or GP practice, if you have one.

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

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

  • Yes, the COVID-19 test is free for everyone.

    There is no fee for the COVID-19 test when you get tested at a public health facility, community health service, mobile testing centre, pathology collection centre or commonwealth GP respiratory clinic.

  • COVID-19 testing for the purpose of pre-departure international travel clearance is only available at private pathology collection centres. Fees may apply.

  • You are able to leave your home to be tested during quarantine, but it is important you take steps to minimise any risk to others when doing so.

    There are a few ways to get tested if you have symptoms:

    • If you are able to travel by private vehicle, please do so.
    • Please wear a mask while you are out of the house and perform hand hygiene before you leave home.
    • If you are not able to drive in a private vehicle, you can walk to a testing site as long as you can do so without entering any communal (shared) indoor areas (like lifts, foyers, stairwells) while other people are present.

    If you cannot attend a testing site in either of the above ways, you may be eligible for home testing through the Call-To-Test program. This is available people aged 5 years and over with COVID-19 symptoms who cannot leave home due to an injury, mobility or other eligible reasons.
    To check if you are eligible, visit Call-to-Test - Reaching out to vulnerable Victorians or call 1800 675 398 then select option 5 and then option 5.

  • No. You should not use public transport, taxis or rideshare services if you have symptoms and require COVID-19 testing.

    If you cannot attend a testing site by private vehicle, then you may be eligible for an in-home test through the Call-To-Test program. This is available to those 5 years and over who have COVID-19 symptoms and cannot leave home due to an injury, mobility or other eligible reasons. To check if you are eligible, visit Call-to-Test - Reaching out to vulnerable Victorians or call 1800 675 398 then select option 5 and then option 5.

    If you are a confirmed positive case or a known contact of a confirmed positive case and do not meet Call-To-Test eligibility, please contact your relevant public health unit or the Department of Health public health team to arrange an in-home test on 1800 675 398.

  • For all drive-through locations, you must be seated in a vehicle to be tested.

    You cannot walk into or ride a bicycle through a drive-through testing site. Please visit your nearest walk-in facility.

Reviewed 09 April 2022

24/7 Coronavirus Hotline

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