COVID-19 testing clinics and dedicated Pathology Collection Centres are up and running in the Western Sydney area. Together with hospitals, general practices and the Western Sydney Local Health District, these free COVID-19 testing facilities have been established to test patients who are suspected of having COVID-19. 

Testing for COVID-19

Patients who are suspected of having COVID-19 and meet the current NSW Health testing criteria can access the COVID-19 test for FREE.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever (≥37.5), cough, sore throat, shortness of breath (difficulty breathing), loss of smell and loss of taste. Other reported symptoms of COVID-19 include fatigue, runny nose, muscle pain, joint pain, diarrhoea, nausea/vomiting and loss of appetite. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia with severe acute respiratory distress.

The test requires the collection of nasal and throat swabs and generally takes less than 10 minutes. 

Patients who are tested for COVID-19 are required to self-isolate until the results are available and further advice has been provided. Test results can take up to 72 hours until they are available. Any tests that return a positive COVID-19 result, must be notified to the Public Health Unit.

Local GP-led Respiratory Clinics and COVID-19 Clinics

In response to COVID-19, the Department of Heath are funding over 100 GP-led Respiratory Clinics to assess suspected cases of COVID-19 to provide early treatment to patients. These clinics are established within, or adjacent to, general practices. A GP referral isn’t required however one can be provided. Patients will need to make an appointment before they attend a GP-led Respiratory Clinic. 

COVID-19 Clinics are located near hospitals. A GP referral isn’t required and generally, appointments aren’t necessary. Patients will have the option to receive their test results via text message if they visit a COVID-19 Clinic. 

Both clinics can conduct COVID-19 assessments, testing and patient follow-up (for positive results). 

Local COVID-19 Pathology Collection Centres

COVID-19 Pathology Collection Centres have been established in Western Sydney to help perform tests for patients who are suspected of having COVID-19.

A GP referral and appointment are required. Practices remain responsible for informing their patients about their test results. Until the result is received, it is a requirement for the tested patient to self-isolate.

Referring a Patient

Before you refer your patient to a COVID-19 Pathology Collection Centre, you should:

  • Supply your patient with a surgical mask advising them to wear it.
  • Advise your patient to contact the collection centre to make an appointment before they attend.
  • Remind your patient to self-isolate until they receive their result.

Drive-thru Pathology Collection Centres

These centres can perform testing for COVID-19 via a ‘drive-in/drive-out’ method whilst the patient is within their car.

Currently, only patients who have been assessed by a GP and have a completed pathology request form can attend these centres. 

COVID-19 Clinics and Centres in Western Sydney

We have grouped the GP-led Respiratory Clinics, COVID-19 Clinics and COVID-19 Pathology Collection Centres in Western Sydney into suburbs below to help GPs and patients locate the most convenient testing facility. 

Australian Clinic Labs (COVID-19 Pathology Collection Centre)

  • Address: Suite 11 and 12, 49 Norval Street, Auburn
  • Phone: 9646 3069
  • Opening hours: Mon – Wed: 8am – 3pm | Thu – Sat: 8am – 12pm

A GP referral is required and patients must make an appointment.


Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology
(Drive-thru COVID-19 Pathology Collection Centre)

  • Address: Hevington Street, Auburn
  • Phone: 1800 026 622
  • Opening hours: Appointments only

A GP referral is required and patients must make an appointment.


Medlab Pathology
(COVID-19 Pathology Collection Centre)

  • Address: 3-5 Rawson Street, Auburn
  • Phone: 8745 6500
  • Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 10am – 4pm | Sat: 8am – 12pm

A GP referral is required and patients must make an appointment.

COVID-19 Clinic, Blacktown Hospital

  • Address: 18 Blacktown Road, Blacktown
  • Opening hours: Daily 8am – 11pm


Blacktown Respiratory Clinic
(GP-led Respiratory Clinic)

  • Address: 36 Kildare Road, Blacktown
  • Book an appointment
  • Opening hours: Tue – Fri: 8am – 6pm | Sat – Mon: 8am – 4pm

Patients must make an appointment.


4Cyte Pathology
(Drive-thru COVID-19 Pathology Collection Centre)

  • Address: 4 Grafton Street, Blacktown
  • Book an appointment
  • Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm | Sat – Sun: 11am – 2pm

A GP referral is required and patients must make an appointment.


Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology
(COVID-19 Pathology Collection Centre)

  • Address: 7 Kempsey Street, Blacktown
  • Phone: 1800 026 622
  • Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 7:30am – 3:30pm

A GP referral is required and patients must make an appointment.

Australian Clinical Labs (Drive-thru COVID-19 Pathology Collection Centre)

  • Address: Level 1, 14 Lexington Drive, Bella Vista
  • Book an appointment
  • Opening hours: Daily: Mon – Fri: 8am – 4pm | Sat: 8am – 4pm

A GP referral is required and patients must make an appointment.

Murray Farm Reserve (Drive-thru COVID-19 Clinic)

  • Address: 71 Murray Farm Road, Carlingford
  • Book an appointment
  • Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 9am – 4pm

Patients must make an appointment.

Castle Hill Respiratory Clinic (GP-led Respiratory Clinic)

  • Address: Level 1, Castle Mall, 4-16 Terminus Street, Castle Hill
  • Book an appointment
  • Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 8am – 5pm

Patients must make an appointment.

COVID-19 Clinic, Stockland Merrylands Shopping Centre (Drive-thru)

  • Address: Level 3, Treves Street and Pitt Street, Merrylands
  • Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 9am – 4pm

Currently, only patients who are 16 years and above can attend the Stockland Merrylands facility.

COVID-19 Clinic, Mount Druitt Hospital

  • Address: 75 Railway Street, Mount Druitt
  • Phone: 9881 1555
  • Opening hours: Mon to Fri: 9am – 4pm

Patients must make an appointment.

Riverstone Respiratory Clinic (GP-led Respiratory Clinic)

  • Address: 71 Garfield Road, Riverstone
  • Phone: 9059 6980
  • Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 8am – 4pm

Patients must make an appointment 

Laverty Pathology (COVID-19 Pathology Collection Centre)

  • Address: 156 Best Street, Seven Hills
  • Phone: 9633 4863
  • Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 8:30am – 4:30pm

A GP referral is required and patients must make an appointment.

Laverty Pathology (COVID-19 Pathology Collection Centre)

  • Address: Suite 6, Ground Floor, 151-155 Hawkesbury Road, Westmead
  • Phone: 9633 4863
  • Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 2pm – 5pm

A GP referral is required and patients must make an appointment.


COVID-19 Clinic, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

  • Address: Cnr Hawkesbury Road and Hainsworth Street, Westmead
  • Opening hours: Daily: 10am – 8pm


COVID-19 Clinic, Westmead Hospital

  • Address: Level 2, East Block, Cnr Hawkesbury Road and Darcy Road, Westmead
  • Opening hours: Daily: 7am – 9pm

Information on this page is correct as of 3:15pm AEST Tuesday 23 June 2020