Get tested for COVID-19
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 you should get tested.
Please note: We are unable to test anyone for travel purposes.
There are 2 types of tests that can detect if you have the COVID-19 virus:
- Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
- Rapid Antigen Test (RAT)
- PCR tests are taken at testing clinics by healthcare workers and are better at detecting COVID-19. The test involves a swab being taken from the back of your throat and nose. It generally takes less than a minute. Once the test is complete, the sample is sent to a laboratory and tested to see if you have COVID-19.
- RATs can be used at home without supervision and can give you results in 15 minutes. If you test positive using a RAT, you are considered COVID positive and you must report your result to the Department of Health online via: https://dhvicgovau.powerappsportals.com/rapid-antigen-test/ .
Or call to report on: 1800 675 398
You should get tested for COVID-19 if you have any of the following symptoms:
- loss of taste or smell
- sore throat
- aches and pains
Please seek immediate medical attention if you have serious symptoms, such as: difficulty breathing, or shortness of breath, loss of speech, mobility, confusion, or chest pain. Always call before visiting your doctor or health facility.
Please see the Department of Health Website