Testing for COVID-19
DO NOT go to your GP or the Emergency Department for COVID-19 Testing
If you have symptoms, have been to an exposure site, or have been requested to get tested by a health service:
- 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 Victorian testing sites website also lists:
The Testing Registration Form can help reduce wait times.
Ballarat testing clinics
Pop-up Drive-through clinic
No appointment needed
Creswick Road Parking Lot
116 Creswick Road carpark
Open from 9.00am to 6.00pm until further notice.
This clinic will have reduced hours on Sunday 5 December - it will operate from 9.00am to 12.00pm.
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.
Our Rapid Response Testing Team (RRTT) is stood up-or-down in accordance with local testing demand. BHS continues to work with local health care providers to ensure adequate locally testing is available.
UFS Respiratory Clinic
Walk-in or by appointment
Book Online or call 03 4311 1571
Corner of Dana and Doveton Street South, Ballarat
No appointment needed - just come in during opening hours
630 Skipton Street, Redan
Daylesford testing clinics
Testing appointments can be made at:
- Daylesford: Daylesford Health (17 Hospital Street) on 03 5321 6654
- Kyneton: Kyneton Health (7-25 Caroline Chisholm Drive) on 03 5422 9900
Other Victorian Testing sites
Click here for testing clinics across Victoria
Call to Test
The Call to Test Service is available to people who are 5 years of age or older and have symptoms of COVID-19 but are unable to leave their home. All callers are screened for eligibility.
To access this service
Call the COVID-19 hotline: 1800 675 398 and select option 9.
Click here for more information on the Call to Test Service, including eligibility requirements.
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
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