Pre-operative patients and nursing home staff (ASYMPTOMATIC ONLY)

Melbourne Pathology is assisting with the testing of asymptomatic pre-operative patients and asymptomatic nursing home staff requiring COVID-19 testing.

These people can attend one of our collection centres listed below for COVID collection. ONLY asymptomatic pre-operative patients, pre-travel patients and asymptomatic nursing home staff will be accepted for COVID testing at these sites. Symptomatic patients should attend one of our dedicated COVID collection sites

Those who meet the above criteria (asymptomatic pre-operative patient, asymptomatic pre-travel patient or asymptomatic nursing home staff member) MUST also have a pathology referral for testing.

Patients can also attend any of our dedicated COVID collection sites ensuring they have a referral.



People who require a COVID-19 test for travel, please click here for more information.

Collection centres available for ASYMPTOMATIC pre-operative patients and pre-travel patients and ASYMPTOMATIC nursing home staff for COVID testing listed below.

No onsite COVID testing performed at these sites for patients with symptoms, or people who have attended an exposure site.

North Melbourne - 70 Alfred St, Open 7 days Monday to Sunday 8:30am - 4:30pm. Plenty of onsite and street parking.

Balaclava - 287B Carlisle St, M-F 8am - 5pm, Sat 7:30am - 12:30pm, Sun 8:30am - 12:30pm

Ballarat - 63 Victoria St, M-F 8:30am - 5pm

Beaumaris - 471 Balcombe Rd, M-F 8am - 5pm, Sat 7:30am - 11:30am

Bendigo - L1, 1 Chum St, M-F 8am - 5:30pm, Sat 9am - 12noon

Bentleigh - 153 Jasper Rd, M-F 7:30am - 5pm, Sat 7:30am - 12noon 

Cranbourne - 26 William St, M-F 8am - 5pm, Sat 8am - 12noon

Deepdene - 59 Whitehorse Rd, M-F 7:30am - 5:30pm, Sat 7:30am - 12noon

Epping - Suite 8/230 Cooper St, M-F 9am - 3:30pm, Sat 8:30am - 11am

Geelong (Waurn Ponds) - Epworth Geelong, 1 Epworth Pl, M-F 8:30am - 5pm

Gisborne - Shop 10, Gisborne Village Market, 34A Hamilton St, M-F 10am - 2pm

Moe - 46 - 48 Albert St, M-F 8am - 5pm, Sat 8:30am - 11:30am

Moonee Ponds - 45A Hall St, M-F 8am - 4pm, Sat 8am - 11am

Mornington - 262 Main St, M-F 8:30am - 5pm, Sat 8:30am - 12noon

Niddrie - Ground Floor, 8 Treadwell Rd, M-F 8:30am - 3:30pm, Sat 9am - 11:30am

Pakenham - Unit 2, 63 Main St, M-F 8am-4:30pm, Sat 8am-12noon

Ringwood - 38 Bond St, M-F 8am - 4pm, Sat 8am - 12noon

Rye - 2 Ozone St, M-F 9:30am - 5pm (closed 1-2pm) 

Shepparton - 92-94 Maude St, M-F 8am - 2pm

Somerville - 67 Eramosa Road West, M-F 8:30am - 5pm, Sat 8:30am - 12noon

St Albans - 22 Victoria St, M-F 8am - 4pm, Sat 8am - 11am

You can also attend one of our drive-thru collection sites:

North Melbourne - 74 Alfred St, Mon-Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm
Bentleigh - 159 Jasper Rd, Mon-Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm (closed for lunch 12:15-1pm)
Frankston - 28 Cranbourne Rd, Mon-Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm (closed for lunch 1 - 1:30pm)

Please note: All sites listed above are CLOSED on public holidays. See our dedicated COVID collection sites for sites that are open.

Self-collect kits - sample drop-off
Some patients may be offered the self-collect option from their referring doctor. Once collected appropriately, these can be dropped to any of our collection centres if the patient is ASYMPTOMATIC. No samples should be dropped by symptomatic patients.
Click here for self-collect information