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.


Testing for COVID-19



Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) 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 first test with a RAT. 

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

If you test positive to a RAT, you should report your result on the Coronavirus Victoria website or by calling 1800 675 398 so that you can access the right care and COVID medicines if eligible. 

Report your Rapid Antigen Test result here  



PCR testing will still be prioritised for people at high risk of severe illness and other at-risk groups. Find your closest PCR testing location here. 

Please note that the Grampians Health testing clinics have now closed.  


Close Contacts

If you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, you should monitor for symptoms for at least 7 days after your last contact with the person who has COVID-19.  

A close contact should regularly test for at least 7 days following their last contact with the person who has COVID-19. For more information on close contacts, click here 


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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