When and where should I get tested for COVID-19 in Melbourne's north? This year we've worked with over 1,500 young people from right across Melbourne, and true to our mission, we want to ensure that young people and their families are able to access accurate and up-to-date information and links on when where to get tested for COVID-19 across some of the hardest hit regions of Hume and Moreland. Everyone who is tested for COVID-19 helps us understand how the virus is spreading. The information in this article is intended to help better inform young people and the families of people accessing Youth Projects services across the Hume and Moreland LGAs. When should get tested? If you have any of the symptoms of COVID-19, however mild, you should get tested. Symptoms can include fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose and loss or change in sense of smell or taste. You should also get tested if you: are a close contact of someone who has been exposed to someone known to have COVID-19 have been contacted by the Department of Health as part of an outbreak investigation have visited a high risk interstate location are a returned international traveller are due to have surgery or a planned hospital stay are part of a targeted testing program across an industry or group are planning on visiting Victoria’s Alpine resorts If you get tested, you should return home immediately afterwards and wait for your results (do not make any pit stops, or go to work, or go shopping). It might take up to 2 days for your results to be sent to you (usually via text). Other people in your house do not need to self-isolate unless they are also waiting for a COVID-19 test result or have been told to quarantine. If you are worried you will lose pay while you wait for your results you may be eligible for a $450 COVID-19 Test Isolation Payment. If you test positive, the Department of Health will contact you and you will need to self-isolate until the Department of Health tells you it is safe to stop (usually 10 to 14 days). Do not go to work or out shopping. If you are worried you will lose pay you may be eligible for a $1500 COVID-19 Worker Support Payment. If you test negative, your doctor or the clinic where you were tested will tell you your result. If an authorised officer has told you to quarantine (e.g. as a close contact, as part of an outbreak, or because you have visited an interstate high risk location), you will still need to quarantine for at least 14 days and until you have been cleared by the Department of Health. Where to get tested in the north? The following information applies for testing locations across the Hume and Moreland LGAs. This information is correct as at 27 September 2021. For a full list of up-to-date testing locations, please visit the Coronavirus Victoria website. Suburb Address Type of test site Operating times Broadmeadows Broadmeadows Aquatic and Leisure Centre41-85 Tanderrum Way, Broadmeadows, VIC, 3047 Walk Through 9am - 5pm Broadmeadows Hume City Council24 Pearcedale Parade, Broadmeadows, VIC, 3047 Drive Through 9am - 8pm Brunswick East 4Cyte Pathology - Brunswick East - Drive Through20C Leinster Grove, Brunswick East, VIC, 3057 Drive Through 9am - 5pm Coburg North 4Cyte Pathology - Harry Atkinson CentreLake Grove, Coburg North, VIC, 3058 Walk Through 9am - 6pm Craigieburn Craigieburn Central340 Craigieburn Road (Corner of Aitken Boulevard), Craigieburn, VIC, 3064 Walk Through 9am - 5pm Craigieburn Splash Aqua Park and Leisure Centre60 Central Park Avenue, Craigieburn, VIC, 3064 Drive Through Open closes 8pm Craigieburn Northern Health - Craigieburn Centre274-304 Craigieburn Road, Craigieburn, VIC, 3064 Drive Through 9am - 8pm Fawkner Dorevitch - Fawkner - Walk Through107 Jukes Rd, Fawkner, VIC, 3060 Walk Through 9am - 4pm Glenroy Glenroy Hall - Walk in5 Cromwell Street, Glenroy, VIC, 3046 Walk Through 9am - 6pm Sunbury Western Health - Sunbury COVID-19 Testing Clinic - Walk Through29 Timins Street, Sunbury, VIC, 3429 Walk Through 10am – 6pm Roxburgh Park Roxburgh Park Youth and Recreation Centre75 Lakeside Drive, Roxburgh Park, VIC, 3064 Drive Through 9am - 8pm Tullamarine Mickleham Road Tullamarine157 Mickleham Road, Tullamarine, VIC, 3043 Drive Through 9am - 8pm Other helpful links Taking the test: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/taking-test-covid-19 Test & Isolate information: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/getting-tested COVID Test Isolation Payment information: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/support Worker Support Payment ($1,500) information: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/support 24/7 Coronavirus Hotline (Victoria): 1800 675 398 Information is subject to change and you should check the official Coronavirus Victoria website for current information and wait times.