Patients & visitors


COVID-19 testing

Our COVID-19 Screening Clinic at the Austin Hospital is now closed to the public.

Other COVID-19 testing options

Find a testing location

Visit the Victorian Government's Coronavirus website to find out where to get tested for COVID-19 in Victoria.

COVID tests are still available at a number of other spots including at the drive through clinic on the corner of Bell St and Waterdale Rd.

Get tested at home

If you cannot leave home due to mobility, disability or other reasons, you can arrange to get tested at home.

Call the Victorian Government's Coronavirus (COVID-19) hotline on 1800 675 398 select option 4 and then option 5 to find out if you are eligible for this service.

The Victorian Government's Coronavirus website has more information about the Call-to-Test service.

Who can get tested

As outlined by the Victorian Department of Health, you can get a PCR test if you:

  • have symptoms or are the a contact of someone who has COVID-19, and you can't access a rapid antigen test, or
  • you do not have symptoms and are not a contact, and you test positive on a rapid antigen test, we recommend you get a PCR test to confirm that result, or
  • required for other reasons and you have been directly advised.

Visit the Victorian Government's Coronavirus website for information about when and how to use rapid antigen tests.