COVID-19 testing clinics

Find a testing clinic near you, find out when it is open and any special conditions you need to know before you visit.

Register a positive rapid antigen test (RAT) result

You must register a positive rapid antigen test result:

  • when you receive your result.
  • every time you get a positive result

If you have tested positive and registered your result, you can:

  • quickly understand your relative level of risk based on your personal circumstances
  • access support services available from NSW Health

Register your COVID-19 test result

Read more about managing COVID-19 safely at home

Rapid antigen testing

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, even if mild and even if you are fully vaccinated, use a rapid antigen test immediately and self-isolate. Most people don’t need to get a PCR test if they get a positive rapid antigen test result. More information can be found on the getting tested for COVID-19 fact sheet.

Testing clinic capacity

Large volumes of COVID-19 PCR tests are currently being processed. NSW Health is working hard to meet testing demand and is increasing capacity where possible.

There are new ways to test for COVID-19. Most people can now use a rapid antigen test at home to confirm whether they have COVID-19.

If you need a PCR (nose and throat swab) test, use the clinic finder above. 

Testing for domestic travel

Some states and territories may require proof of a negative COVID-19 test before entry is permitted. Refer to the relevant state or territory website for up to date information about entry requirements.

Testing for international travel

Some countries and airlines require a pre-departure PCR (nose and throat swab) test result at check-in before you will be allowed to board your flight. Travellers should check the entry requirements of the country they are travelling to, and their airline's requirements.

Contact your nearest private pathology clinic for more information on bookings and testing costs for international travel (departures).

Police may also request proof of your negative PCR test, you should carry this at all times.

International passengers who are fully vaccinated must do a rapid antigen test within 24 hours of arrival, and self-isolate until they receive a negative result. They must also comply with the NSW Health guidelines for fully vaccinated international arrivals.

Related apps

Service NSW App

Service NSW

You can check in to COVID Safe businesses who are using their NSW Government QR Code, via the Service NSW app.

 

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