COVID-19 dedicated collection sites

Tier 1, 2, 3 exposure sites and red/orange zone return travellers

All COVID testing

We also have three dedicated COVID-19 collection sites for the convenience of patients. Patients can present with or without a pathology referral for COVID-19 testing and MUST book an appointment (see booking instructions below).


74 Alfred St, North Melbourne

M-F 8:30am – 4:30pm

159 Jasper Rd, BentleighM-F 8:30am – 4:30pm

28 Cranbourne Rd, Frankston

M-F 8:30am - 4:30pm
(closed for lunch 1 - 1:30pm)

Please note: These three COVID collection sites are CLOSED on weekends and public holidays unless advised in red above.

To book, patients can call 9287 7700 and select option 4, or email

Upon arrival, patients must remain in their car and call the mobile number on the signage. The collector will come out to see you.

Drive-thru car park COVID-19 collection sites

No referral or appointment required

Sites currently open:

157 Mickleham Rd, Tullamarine Open 8am - 6pm
Malvern East/Chadstone Golfers Drive - Gate 4, multi-deck car park level 2, enter via Waverley Rd to Golfers Drive  Open 8am - 8pm
Wootten Road Reserve, Tarneit 25-51 Wootten Rd, Tarneit Open 8am - 6pm
Dallas Shopping Centre car park 113 Blair Streer Open 8am - 6pm
1550 Pascoe Vale Rd, Coolaroo (Old Masters building) Open 8am - 8pm

Craigieburn Central Shopping Centre - 340 Craigieburn Rd (corner of Craigieburn Rd and Aitken Blvd, left of Snap Fitness) - Open 9am - 5pm

Please note: These COVID collection sites are OPEN on weekends and public holidays

Getting tested at a drive-thru or dedicated COVID site: what should I do?

Please confirm your mobile number is correct when it is recorded to ensure you receive your results.

After having your COVID test, return home and self-isolate until given further medical advice.

If symptomatic or a COVID contact, keep away from household members, maintain good hygiene and wear a mask.

Results may take up to 48 hours from the time it is received at the laboratory. Please do not ring the laboratory.

If your COVID-19 test is negative your result will be sent by SMS. Consult your doctor about release from isolation.

If your COVID-19 test is positive your result will be sent by SMS and you will be contacted by the Health Department. Stay in isolation, keep away from household members and follow DHHS advice.
Dedicated hotline (24/7): 1800 675 398


Coronavirus (COVID-19) results SMS

All COVID-19 results are sent to patients via SMS where a mobile number has been provided. This includes if the COVID-19 result is positive or 'not detected' (negative).

Please be aware that SMS is not considered completely secure and is subject to abuse, typographical error, misdirection or non-delivery.

We will make every effort to SMS the result, but can take no responsibility should you fail to receive the SMS or your privacy is breached.

Results may take up to 48 hours from the time the sample is received in our laboratory. 
If you have not received your result after this time, please call our Results Department on 9287 7777.