Rapid Antigen Tests are the primary tool for detecting COVID-19 to enable timely clinical care and management for most Victorians.
If people are symptomatic they are encouraged to test first with a RAT.

Testing Clinics

DO NOT go to your GP or the Emergency Department for COVID-19 Testing 

If you have symptoms:

  • Only leave your home to get the test.
  • Return home immediately after the test, and stay home until you receive a negative result.
  • If you have a medical emergency call 000

The Testing Registration Form can help reduce wait times.

CLICK >> Testing Registration Form 

Ballarat testing clinics

Grampians Health Ballarat drive-through clinic

No appointment needed 

Creswick Road Parking Lot  

116 Creswick Road carpark 

Our hours of operation are changing. Please see the table below for testing availability at Creswick Road. Additional PCR testing is available locally through UFS and 4Cyte (details below).


Monday, 26 September 

Tuesday, 27 September 

Wednesday, 28 September 

Thursday, 29 September 

Friday, 30 September 

Hours Open

Unplanned closure

09.30am - 3.30pm

09.30am - 3.30pm



At Creswick Road testing site, if you have symptoms you will be offered a RAT first however you may request a PCR test if you prefer. You must self-quarantine while awaiting results of a PCR test.

UFS Respiratory Clinic  

Walk-in or by appointment 
Book Online or call 03 4311 1571


Corner of Dana and Doveton Street South, Ballarat

4Cyte Pathology 

No appointment needed 

630 Skipton Street, Redan

If you have tested positive on a RAT there is no need to confirm this with a PCR.

Close contacts are still required to undertake RATs for 5 out of the 7 days contact period or to quarantine for 7 days undertaking RATs on Day 1 and Day 6.

PCR testing will still be prioritised for people at high risk of severe illness and other at risk groups.

FREE N95 Masks – available  at Creswick Road

N95 masks will be available over the coming weeks at our testing site to reduce the transmission of respiratory disease in the community and protect our most vulnerable.

Please note: 

If you attend a drive-through clinic, and the line is too long for you, please return home where you are safe, and then attend the clinic at a later date. Or alternatively, please book for a test at UFS Respiratory Clinic.    

Former testing clinics

The following locations are now permanently closed for COVID-19 testing:

  • Morsehead Park pop-up - closed
  • Ballarat Senior Citizens Centre Little Bridge Street - closed
  • 15 Errard Street - closed
  • Sebastopol Dental Clinic pop-up - closed
  • Marty Busch Reserve drive-thru clinic - closed 

Rapid Test Instructions

Click below for a list of approved Rapid Antigen Tests (RA Tests) and their instructions.

You can also visit the TGA for more information.

Where to get a PCR test

Information about testing

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