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

Information is subject to change and you should check the official Coronavirus Victoria website for current information and wait times.