Temporary operating hours
Bendigo Showgrounds (drive-through, testing walk-in capability if required) 8.30AM - 5.30PM
Testing will be available for:
• Close contacts who have been asked by the Department or Health or the Public health Unit to be tested
• Healthcare workers, truck drivers and pre-operations tests
McLaren Street (drive-through, walk-in testing) 8.30AM – 5.30PM
Testing will be available for:
• Symptomatic people
• People who have visited Tier 1 and Tier 2 exposure sites during times specified on the Department of Health website
• People who have been contacted about an exposure by a business, organisation or COVID case.
Completing the COVID-19 Testing Registration Form will help save time at the testing site.
To register for your COVID-19 test, click here and complete the questions.
If you register with a mobile phone number you will receive a text with your unique registration number.
The number can be used for multiple tests within a 90-day period.
If you are unable to complete registration yourself, call the State Government COVID hotline on 1800 675 398.
If you feel unwell, please isolate - only leave the house to get your COVID-19 test.
Isolate until you receive a negative result and symptom free.
Test and isolation for 14 days, retest on day 13.*
Isolate with your child if they are not old enough to isolate alone. You can stop isolation when your child has a negative result and is symptom free.
No need to isolate unless you are a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19.
* Please stay in isolation until cleared from your Local Public Health Unit within the Department of Health.
A close contact is someone who has been identified by Department of Health contact tracers as having spent time with someone who has COVID-19. There is a high chance that people who have been close to someone with COVID-19 will get the virus and spread it to other people. The best way to protect yourself, your family and the community is to stay at home and stay away from other people as much as possible.
Primary close contacts:
The Victorian Chief Health Officer or delegate may also identify someone as a primary or secondary close contact based on what is known about a particular case or outbreak.
Close contact with someone can happen in many ways, such as:
If a person is identified as a close contact, the Department of Health will notify them as soon as possible.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 you should get tested and wait (isolate) at home. After your test you must go home or to your accommodation immediately without stopping anywhere else. For further information, refer to: .
You should quarantine at home if:
Quarantine means you must stay in your home or accommodation. You cannot leave your house for any reason unless it is an emergency, you need medical help, or to escape family violence.
Your quarantine ends when you receive a negative result from a test taken no sooner than day 13 of your quarantine period. You will not be contacted by the Department of Health. Your negative test result is proof that you have completed your quarantine period.
Primary close contacts must quarantine at home and get tested when the Department of Health asks them to.
Quarantine makes a significant difference to the speed with which new outbreaks can be contained.
If you think you have had close contact with a person with COVID-19 or may otherwise be a close contact, contact the Victorian Coronavirus Hotline on and stay at home until you return a negative result from a test taken no sooner than day 13 of your quarantine. Your negative test result is proof that you have completed your quarantine period.
If you have any symptoms, no matter how mild, you should get tested immediately and self-isolate.
Written notice will provide more information about how long you should quarantine, your obligations and what to do if you develop symptoms. It will also include information about getting tested both early and late in your quarantine.
Click here for more information on what to do after your COVID test