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COVID-19 Testing for Travel or Work at CBD Doctors Melbourne – asymptomatic testing

Need a negative COVID-19 PCR 0r IgM test to travel from Melbourne?

Want to get back to work and need a negative COVID-19 PCR result?

CBD Doctors Melbourne offers asymptomatic COVID-19  drive-thru / walk-thru testing in the Melbourne CBD this includes testing for travel or work.

Due to the recent changes in the requirements for those travelling to China, we are now offering COVID-19 swab and IgM antibody blood tests. As of Wednesday 18 November we will be able to issue results on the same day, if your test is taken between 9am and 10am.

Please note: currently you still need to book a telephone consultation with a doctor.


For those who require it we have mandarin speaking doctors and staff.

  1. Register as a patient at CBD Doctors Melbourne via Hotdoc online.
  2. Book an appointment with a doctor via Hotdoc – over the phone (TELEHEALTH).
  3. Your doctor will book your test at 9 am the next day or any other day which is appropriate.
  4. A doctor/nurse would take your swab and blood for testing.
  5. Your blood test result will be available in approx. 30 min.
  6. Your swab test result will be available the same day.
  7. Your result and certificate will be e-mailed to you on the same day, EXCEPT ON WEEKENDS WHEN YOUR TEST WILL BE SENT TO THE LABORATORY AND MAY TAKE MORE THAN 24 HOURS. We are working hard to be able to provide same day result on weekends.
  8. A receipt will be sent to you so you can lodge a claim through your health insurance.

Cost: $300 for both PCR and IgM test. Full amount is PAID ON THE DAY OF YOUR CONSULTATION.

We accept Alipay, Wechat pay, VISA, Mastercard over the phone and mobile banking via PayID.


  1. Register as a patient at CBD Doctors Melbourne via Hotdoc online.
  2. Book an appointment with a doctor via our website and Hotdoc – over the phone (TELEHEALTH)
  3. Your doctor call you and  book your test at the most appropriate time. Depending on your travel destination test are conducted 2 or 3 days prior to travel.
  4. If you need a more urgent test please let your doctor know.
  5. Your results and your doctor’s certificate will be e-mailed to you.

Tests are conducted twice daily at 10am and 3pm.

Cost: $200

We accept Alipay, Wechat pay; VISA, Mastercard over the phone and mobile banking via PayID

Our tests are conducted by our doctors who have years of experience in taking nasopharyngeal swabs (they can be unpleasant). The method used is a polymerase chain reaction (PCR).

We continue to have direct communication with the different embassies to ensure that the certificates provided meet their requirements.

It is a quick and smooth process conducted under strict infection protocols to maximise the protection for both our other patients and our staff. Even those patients who come for asymptomatic testing are restricted and do not enter the building.

Please note:

  • Our reception cannot book your COVID-19 test for you (travel or work). You will need to book your appointment with a doctor online for your initial screening.


Arrival for your test 

  • If you are coming to be tested, please arrive at 53 Queen Street, Melbourne. At the time of your appointment please remain in your vehicle or downstairs, our doctors will come downstairs to test you.
  • You will be tested while you are in your vehicle or downstairs. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE BUILDING.
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