Where to get tested in the ACT

Anyone with serious symptoms such as difficulty breathing, chest pain or severe fever should call triple zero (000).

To assist with your planning, regular updates on testing wait times are provided on the ACT Health Facebook page.

Wait times will be updated by 10:00am Saturday 25 September 2021

Drive Through COVID-19 Testing at Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC)

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Surge Centre at Garran

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Drive Through COVID-19 Testing at Kambah

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Gold Creek School Pop-up COVID-19 Testing Facility

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Watson Neighbourhood Oval Pop-up COVID-19 Testing Facility

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*Wait times should be used as a guide only. The wait time will vary throughout the day.

Without an appointment

Drive Through COVID-19 Testing at Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC)

EPIC, Flemington Road and Northbourne Avenue, Mitchell (entry via Sterling Avenue or Gate 1 - Flemington Road)
Open 8:00am - 10:00pm (gates open at 7:00 am), 7 days a week including public holidays

  • This clinic cannot be accessed from public transport or on foot.
  • You must be a driver or a passenger in a registered motor vehicle or motorbike to attend this clinic. You will not be required to leave your vehicle.
  • Children aged five years and over can be tested.
  • For health and safety reasons, please leave your pet at home.
  • Please bring water and any other supplies you may need during your wait.

COVID-19 Surge Centre at Garran

123 Kitchener St, Garran
Open 7:30am - 9:00pm

  • Children of any age can also be tested at the Surge Centre
  • It will include a dedicated Access and Sensory testing service for people with a disability or mental health condition.

Drive Through COVID-19 Testing at Kambah

Jenke Circuit, Kambah
Open 8:00am to 4:00pm  .

  • This clinic cannot be accessed from public transport or on foot.
  • You must be a driver or a passenger in a registered motor vehicle or motorbike to attend this clinic. You will not be required to leave your vehicle.
  • Children aged five years and over can be tested.
  • For health and safety reasons, please leave your pet at home.
  • Please bring water and any other supplies you may need during your wait.

Please note: Where poor weather may mean unsafe conditions for staff and members of the community, the Kambah drive through clinic may be temporarily closed. Please check ACT Health social media pages for updates.

Gold Creek Pop-up COVID-19 Testing Facility

(This centre may close to the public when surge testing capacity is required - please check ACT Health Facebook page for latest updates).

Enter from Nicholls District Playing Field via Clarrie Hermes Drive
Open: 8:00am - 4:00pm

  • Testing available for people with a disability or reduced mobility, or with sensory needs.
  • Children of any age can be tested at this Clinic.
  • Please notify staff upon arrival.
  • Please use a mask and hand sanitiser available at the front door.
  • Please bring water and any other supplies you may need during your wait.

Watson Pop-up COVID-19 Testing Facility

Open from 8:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 September 2021.

Canberrans of all ages (including children) will be able to get tested, and we are encouraging all local residents who have any symptoms, however mild, or anyone who is concerned they may have been exposed to COVID-19, to pop down for a test.

There is limited parking nearby, so if you need to drive through we encourage you to visit the Drive Through COVID-19 Testing at EPIC instead.

Winnunga Nimmityjah Respiratory Clinic

63 Boolimba Crescent, Narrabundah
Open 9:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday (not open public holidays).

  • The Winnunga Nimmityjah Respiratory Clinic provides a culturally appropriate assessment and testing centre for First Nations people and existing clients of Winnunga. Testing is available for people of any age.

Before visiting, please call ahead on (02) 6284 6222.

Private pathology collection centres

Some private pathology collection centres can do COVID-19 testing.

Capital Pathology

Capital Pathology has COVID-19 Only collection centres in Holt and O’Connor.

Holt - 8:00am - 4:00pm
Units 1 and 2, 10 Holt Place, Holt

O'Connor - 8:00am - 4:00pm
Unit 1 O'Connor Professional Centre, 15 Sargood St, O'Connor

You do not need a GP referral and you do not need to call ahead. All ages are welcome including children.

Visit the Capital Pathology website for more information.

With an appointment

Your GP@Crace

1/5 Barrata St, Crace
(02) 6109 0000
Book online

Lakeview Respiratory Clinic

1/216 Cowlishaw St, Greenway
(02) 6185 1986
Book online

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

Last Updated: September 24 2021