Where can I get tested?

You can get a test for a blood borne virus or a sexually transmissible infection at your local doctor’s clinic (sometimes also called a GP).

Some tests are free because they are covered by Medicare.  Ask your doctor or their receptionist to find out if your tests are free or if you will have to pay.

There are also sexual health clinics in Australia, which specialise in sexual health testing, please see the list below for some of the sexual health clinics in Victoria.  Please visit the National Health Services Directory for a list of other services in Australia.

Melbourne Metropolitan


Melbourne Sexual Health Centre

580 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 Phone: (03) 9341 6200  

Family Planning Victoria- Action Centre (for people under 25)

Level 1, 94 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000 Phone: (03) 9660 4700 or Free call to 1800 013 952 

Family Planning Victoria- Box Hill clinic (for everyone)

Ground floor, 901 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill, VIC 3128 Phone: (03) 9257 0100 or Free call to 1800 013 952  

Front Yard Youth Services (young people aged 12-25 years who are homeless or at risk of homelessness)

244 Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 Phone: (03) 9611 2411  

Prahran Market Clinic (gay friendly GP)

Prahran Central Shopping Centre, Mezzanine Level, 325 Chapel Street, Prahran, VIC 3181 Phone: (03) 9514 0888  

The Centre Clinic (gay friendly GP)

77 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182 Phone: (03) 9524 4866 

Pronto! (Rapid HIV & Syphilis testing gay friendly clinic)

175 Rose Street, Fitzroy, VIC 3065 Phone: (03) 9416 2889  

Northside clinic (gay friendly GP)

370 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North, VIC 3068 Phone: (03) 9485 7700  

North Richmond Community Health Centre (Migrant, Refugee and LGBTQI+ friendly)

23 Lennox Street, Richmond, 3121 Phone: (03) 9418 9800

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS)

186 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy, VIC 3065 Phone: (03) 9419 3000

Regional Victoria


Ballarat Sexual Health Clinic (LGBTQI+ friendly)

12 Lilburne Street, Lucas, VIC 3350 Phone: (03) 5338 4500  

Barwon Health Sexual Health Clinic

Geelong Hospital, Corner Bellerine and Lt Ryrie Streets, VIC 3220 Phone: (03) 4215 1396  

Bendigo Community Health – Bendigo site

171 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo, VIC 3550 Phone: (03) 5448 1600  

Bendigo Community Health – Eaglehawk site

3 Seymoure Street, Eaglehawk, 3556 Phone: (03) 9434 4300  

Gateway health Sexual Health Centre – Wangararatta site

45-47 Mackay Street, Wangaratta, VIC 3677 Phone: (03) 5723 2000  

Gateway health Sexual Health Centre – Myrtleford site

32 Smith Street, Myrtleford, VIC 3737 Phone: (03) 5731 3500  

Gateway health Sexual Health Centre- Wodonga site (Clinic 35)

155 High Street, Wodonga, VIC 3690 Phone: (02) 6022 8888 or Free call to 1800 657 573  

Kardinia Health Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinic

2-18 Colac Road, Belmont, VIC 3216 Phone: (03) 5202 9333  

Swan Hill Community Health- Youth Sexual Health Clinic (for under 26 years)

60 McCrae Street, Swan Hill, VIC 3585 Phone: (03) 5033 9337

Reference: Department of Health & Human Services, State Government of Victoria, Australia

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