Local and up-to-date COVID-19 information


What to do if you are experiencing symptoms

It’s important to get tested if you’re experiencing cough, flu, or fever symptoms no matter how mild they are.

There are a number of testing sites in Hobsons Bay and surrounding municipalities, as well as step-by-step advice from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). This includes information on:

  • waiting for test results
  • COVID-19 Test Isolation Payment if you are worried about losing income while self-isolating
  • what happens if you test positive

Remember to take one or two forms of identification, such as a driver’s licence, Medicare card, or student ID.

Testing sites

The Department of Health has set up a drive through testing site in the Bayfit carpark on Mason Street, Altona North. There will be separate entry and exit points and the site has capacity for up to 100 vehicles. Children under the age of five cannot be tested at the drive through site. The testing site will be open for the next seven days from 8am to 8pm daily. Bookings are not required but you can pre-fill a testing form via https://testtracker.covid19.dhhs.vic.gov.au/citizen-prefill
Testing is also available at:
  • Altona North Medical Clinic, Circle Health (all ages, appointment required)
    6/230 Blackshaws Road, Altona North
    Phone: (03) 9393 3900
  • 4Cyte Pathology - Altona North - walk through (all ages)
    263 Millers Road, Altona North
    Phone: 13 42 98
  • Your local GP (call before you visit, they may perform the test or refer you to another provider)
  • Drive through
    Melbourne Showgrounds
    Gate 3, Langs Road, Ascot Vale
For a list of testing sites and current wait times, visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/where-get-tested-covid-19


How to stay safe and prevent the spread


Current case locations, public exposure sites, and restrictions

The Department of Health lists current case locations and outbreaks, including a list of public exposure sites, on their website.

If you have been in an exposure site at the date and time listed, you must get tested and follow the instructions of the Department of Health.