Western Australia COVID-19 updates

This page contains the latest updates and information for pharmacists in Western Australia.


For nationally relevant information visit PSA’s dedicated COVID-19 web page.

The current testing criteria in the WA can be found here.


Testing Criteria for SARS-CoV-2 in Western Australia (17 Apr 2020)

Metro 08 9222 8588 / 1300 MCDCWA (1300 623 292)
Goldfields 08 9080 8200
Great Southern 08 9842 7500
Kimberley 08 9194 1630
Midwest 08 9956 1985
Pilbara 08 9174 1660
South West 08 9781 2350
Wheatbelt 08 9690 1720
After hours/on call 08 9328 0553

As of Thursday 2nd April, the testing criteria for COVID-19 will be expanded significantly at all COVID clinics.


General Public Testing

Any person presenting to a COVID clinic with BOTH a documented fever (≥38°C) AND an acute respiratory infection (e.g. shortness of breath, cough, sore throat) will be tested.


High-Risk Staff Testing

Anyone working within a high-risk setting that presents to a COVID clinic with EITHER a fever (≥38°C) OR an acute respiratory infection will be tested. This includes healthcare workers (including aged care and disability workers) and WA Police Officers.


High-Risk Settings

Testing will also be arranged for anyone from the following high risk settings where two or more people are experiencing EITHER a fever (≥38°C) OR an acute respiratory infection:

  • Aged and residential care
  • Rural and remote Aboriginal communities
  • Detention centres
  • Correctional facilities
  • Boarding schools
  • Military barracks or equivalent
  • Geographically localised areas with increased risk of community transmission
  • Cruise ship passengers or returned travellers (international and domestic).


Patients who are tested should remain isolated at home, until they receive their test results and further medical advice.


Who should avoid?

Do not attend unless you have symptoms AND meet the above criteria, including documented evidence.


People presenting at COVID clinics may be infectious.


People who don’t have symptoms and evidence will be turned away and asked to self-monitor for symptoms.


When and where

8.00 am to 8.00 pm daily

  • Armadale Health Service – Ground Floor, 3056 Albany Highway Mount Nasura
  • Fiona Stanley Hospital – Bedbrook Row, north-eastern end of hospital, Murdoch
  • Joondalup Hospital – Car Park P4, Regents Park Road
  • Rockingham General Hospital – Elanora Drive Cooloongup
  • Royal Perth Hospital – Ground Floor, Ainslie House, 48 Murray Street, Perth
  • St John of God Midland Hospital – Yelverton Drive Midland
  • Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital – C Block, Hospital Avenue, Nedlands

10.00 am to 4.00 pm daily

  • Bunbury Health Campus – 30m left of the main entrance,


More informationHealthy WA COVID Clinics page

PHN Phone Email Website
Perth North 08 6272 4900 info@wapha.org.au www.wapha.org.au
Country WA 08 6272 4900 info@wapha.org.au www.wapha.org.au
Perth South 08 6272 4900 info@wapha.org.au www.wapha.org.au

If you have any queries or are looking for the latest, up-to-date advice regarding COVID-19 in your state or territory, please contact your local PSA office.