COVID-19 testing and COVID clinics

Get tested early – people are most infectious when they first experience symptoms.

COVID-19 can cause a range of symptoms. These can range from mild illness to pneumonia. If you experience any of the below symptoms, no matter how mild, please get a COVID-19 test.

  • Fever of 37.5°C or above OR fever in the last few days (for example, night sweats or chills), without a known source OR
  • Have acute respiratory symptoms (for example, coughing, shortness of breath, sore throat) OR
  • Acute (sudden) loss of smell or taste.

Testing is available at COVID Clinics; Regional public Hospitals, health services and remote health clinics (where COVID clinics are not available); and, Private pathology centres. For locations and opening days/times please see below.

Presentation for Testing Direction

People who have been given a Presentation for Testing Direction (external site) must present for “day 11” testing after arriving in WA (if they are not in a State managed centre/hotel).

In addition, people who have been in New South Wales or Victoria at any time in the 14 days before they entered WA must present for testing on the day of arrival prior to leaving Perth airport or within 48 hours of arriving in WA (if arriving by road/rail).

People who need to present for “48 hour” testing or “day 11” testing should attend a COVID Clinic as listed below. If you need testing in a regional area, where there isn’t a COVID clinic, you should go to a public hospital emergency department, health service or remote health clinic.

Please remember, when you go for your test, you must wear a face mask (if available and appropriate) from the time you leave the place where you are in quarantine, until you return to that place.

For more information please see our presentation for testing factsheet (PDF 1MB).

Transport Freight and Logistics Direction

People who are subject to the Transport Freight and Logistics Direction (external site) must present for testing every 7 days. For more information please see the Transport, Freight and Logistics Directions for Coronavirus FAQs (PDF 223KB). Testing can occur at a: 

  • COVID Clinic (as listed below)
  • public hospital emergency department, health service or remote health clinic (If testing is required in a regional area, where there isn’t a COVID clinic)
  • Private Pathology centre. You do not need a GP referral if you are subject to the Transport Freight and Logistics Direction. The private pathology labs listed below currently offer this testing – please check their websites for times/locations:

Please remember, when you go for your test, you must wear a face mask (if available and appropriate) when in public or in the same room as other people.

After your test

You are required by law to self-isolate (unless you are subject to another direction such as the Transport Freight and Logistics Direction (external site)). After your test you must go directly home and you must stay home while waiting for your test results. You cannot have visitors to your home and you cannot go to the shops or go for a walk while you are waiting for your results. If you fail to self-isolate you can be charged and fined.

For more information see Self-quarantine in Western Australia for returned travellers, close contacts and those tested for COVID-19 (PDF 225KB) 

Testing locations

COVID clinics – metropolitan
Clinic Location Weekday hours Weekend hours
Rockingham General
Hospital
Elanora Drive
Cooloongup
10.00 am to 6.00 pm 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
Fiona Stanley Hospital Bedbrook Row,
north-eastern end of hospital,
Murdoch
10.00 am to 6.00 pm 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
Joondalup Hospital Car Park P4,
Regents Park Road
10.00 am to 6.00 pm 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
Sir Charles Gairdner
Hospital
C Block, Hospital Avenue,
Nedlands
10.00 am to 6.00 pm
10.00 am to 6.00 pm
St John of God Midland Hospital Yelverton Drive Midland 8.00 am to 6.00 pm
10.00 am to 6.00 pm
Royal Perth Hospital Ground Floor, Ainslie House,
48 Murray Street, Perth

Map (external site)
8.00 am to 6.00 pm 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
Armadale Health Service Ground Floor, 3056
Albany Highway
Mount Nasura
8.00 am to 6.00 pm 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
COVID clinics – regional

Patients in regional areas should go to a public hospital, health service or remote health clinic. No appointment necessary.

Clinic Location Weekday hours Weekend hours
Broome Hospital Clinic relocated to the corner of Anne
and Robinson streets, Broome
8.30 am to 4.00 pm 8.30 am to 4.00 pm
Bunbury Health Campus 30m left of the main entrance,
Bussell Highway (cnr Robertson Drive)
10.00 am to 4.00 pm 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

People seeking testing in regional areas, where there isn’t a COVID clinic should go to a public hospital, health service or remote health clinic. Make sure you phone ahead to advise of your symptoms.

GP respiratory clinics

The Australian Government is establishing GP respiratory clinics around the country to clinically assess test and diagnose people with mild to moderate respiratory conditions including COVID-19 symptoms (a fever, cough, shortness of breath, a sore throat and/or tiredness).

Patients with any COVID-19 symptoms are strongly encouraged to make an appointment to attend the clinic. Clinic bookings are ONLY for symptomatic patients.

For more information and to find a clinic in WA, visit the GP respiratory clinic (external site) page.

Private pathology collection centres

A GP referral is required for COVID-19 testing at the following private centres.

Western Diagnostic Pathology Collection Centres - appointment required

You MUST bring a pathology request form signed by your doctor and your Medicare card.To make an appointment please call (08) 9317 0826 or visit the Western Diagnostic Pathology website (external site).

  • Albany – 87-89 Albany Highway
  • Duncraig – 60 Arnisdale Road
  • Myaree – 9 Hayden Court
  • Rockingham – 11 Council Avenue

Western Diagnostic drive through COVID collections - no appointment required

You MUST bring a pathology request form signed by your doctor and your Medicare card. Please wait in your vehicle, do not get out at any time. Please follow instructions at the site.

  • Forrestdale - Corner of Ranford and Armadale Road
  • Joondalup - Neil Hawkins Car Park, 200 Boas Ave
  • Mandurah - Peel Health Campus, 110 Lakes Rd
  • Midland - 5 Stafford Street
  • Mount Hawthorn - 391 Oxford St
  • Myaree - 5 Playle Street

Australian Clinical Labs - no appointment required

You MUST bring a pathology request form signed by your doctor and your Medicare card. Visit Australian Clinical Labs (external site) for further information on how to book an appointment.

  • Forrest Lakes – 36 Murdoch Road, Thornlie
  • Mandurah – Unit 2G, 11B Smart Street, Mandurah
  • Ocean Reef – Unit 2, 4 Prendiville Ave, Ocean Reef
  • Subiaco – Unit 4, 400 Barker Road, Subiaco

Clinipath Collection Centres - no appointment required

You MUST bring a pathology request form signed by your doctor and your Medicare card. Visit Clinipath Pathology (external site) for further information on how to book an appointment.

  • Cloverdale – Unit 2 321 Abernethy Rd
  • Fremantle – 201 High St (parking at rear)
  • Joondalup – 5 Regents Park
  • West Leederville – Unit 1A, 2 McCourt St (parking under building)

Clinipath drive through COVID collections - appointment required

You MUST bring a pathology request form signed by your doctor and your Medicare card. Visit Clinipath Pathology (external site) for further information.

To make an appointment call 9371 4210 and provide your mobile number, vehicle registration and make. On your appointment day arrive 5 minutes prior (please no earlier), wait in your car. A pathology collector will call your mobile and provide parking instructions.

  • Bunbury – 207 Spencer Street (enter from Constitution St, at rear of the car park)
  • Busselton – 32A Cook Street
  • Greenfields (Mandurah) – 73 Gordon Rd
  • Lathain – 158 Orrong Rd
  • Osborne Park – 310 Selby St North

More information

Read the COVID-19 clinics – frequently asked questions (PDF 278KB).

Last reviewed: 17-08-2020
Coronavirus information helplines: 13 COVID (13 268 43). Interstate callers: 1800 595 206. International callers: +61 8 9118 3100.