There are new ways to test for COVID-19. Learn about testing and how to register results.

Testing for COVID-19 at Home

A Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) is a quick way to detect COVID-19.

You should test for COVID-19 by using a RAT if you:

  • Have any COVID-19 symptoms, even if only mild
  • Are a household, social, workplace or education contact of a positive case
  • Are doing pre-event testing, such as before visiting vulnerable family members
  • Are a worker, resident, patient, or client in a high-risk setting where there is a current confirmed outbreak
  • Are going to hospital for a procedure and have been requested to test by the hospital
  • Are an international arrival, either a passenger or flight crew entering NSW from overseas

Rapid Antigen Tests are available to buy at supermarkets, pharmacies, and other retail outlets. Supply is currently limited, however supplies are expected to be widely available from mid-January 2022. Find out more about RATs on the NSW Health website. 

People who are tested for COVID-19 are required to follow the NSW Health self-isolation guidelines until they receive a negative result.

Find out more about getting tested for COVID-19

Register a Positive Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) Result

From 12 January, you must register a positive rapid antigen test result with Service NSW:

  • 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

You must register your result with Service NSW if you tested positive using a COVID-19 rapid antigen test in another state or territory and have returned home to NSW to self-isolate.

Customers who need help with registering their result can call Service NSW on 13 77 88.

Do not visit a Service NSW centre.

COVID-19 Testing Clinics in Western Sydney

You should only visit a COVID-19 testing clinic for a PCR test if you are: 

  • More than 20 weeks pregnant
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Unvaccinated aged 16 or over
  • Immunosuppressed
  • A worker, resident, patient, or client in a high-risk setting where there is no confirmed outbreak*
  • Asked by a registered medical practitioner, such as your GP, doctor or specialist.

*High risk settings include health care, aged care, disability care and correctional facilities.

Visit the NSW Heath COVID-19 Clinics webpage to search for a testing location near you if you need to have a COVID-19 PCR test. 

As a Primary Health Network, we are supporting the below clinics:

Address: 36 Kildare Road, Blacktown
Hours: Mon – Fri: 9am-5pm | Sat – Sun: 9am-3pm
Book online

Address: 2/268 Old Northern Road, Castle Hill (not within Castle Mall)
Hours: Mon – Fri: 2pm-6pm
Book online

Address: Murray Farm Reserve, 71 Murray Farm Road, Carlingford
Hours: Mon – Fri: 9am-4pm

Note: This clinic will be closed from 25 December – 2 January.

No booking required. 
Children under five years old will not be tested at this clinic. 

Testing and assessment processes may differ slightly at various testing facilities. 

Please note we do not have access to any COVID-19 test results or testing facility contact numbers. You will need to contact the testing facility that performed your COVID-19 test to receive your results. Test results generally take 72 hours or more from the date of your test. Visit the NSW Health COVID-19 Clinics webpage for facility contact information. 

Information on this page is correct as of 5:00pm AEST Friday 14 January 2022.