Getting tested

Testing and fever clinics are specialist clinics for people who have symptoms of COVID-19.

COVID-19 tests in Australia are free for tourists, visitors and residents.

COVID-19 testing centres are in Cairns, Atherton, Mossman, Mareeba, Innisfail and Tully. All of our clinics are now walk-in or drive-through.

You can also contact your local GP for a referral to one of many private testing laboratories in our region.

Find your nearest local COVID-19 testing centre here (including private laboratories).

These clinics help to keep people who may be contagious away from other areas of hospitals and health centres. This helps to reduce the spread of the virus and keeps our emergency departments free.

If you have any concerns phone your GP or call 134 COVID (134 268).

Last updated:September 2021