Covid Services


For the latest health information, visit the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Community transmission is here

Let’s work together to stop the spread. Bass Coast Health strongly encourages everyone in the community to stop the spread. You can achieve this through getting your third dose of vaccine (booster), hand hygiene, keeping your distance and wearing a mask if you cannot, and staying home if unwell and get tested when you notice symptoms.


COVID-19 testing

If you feel unwell with any symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, you should in the first instance have a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT).

For a PCR test, please see your GP respiratory clinic for a test or your GP for a referral to a private provider for a test.

Free Rapid Antigen Tests are available at Bass Coast Shire Council's Customer Service Centres at Wonthaggi, Grantville and Cowes, and Visitor Information Centres at Newhaven and Inverloch.

  1. Wonthaggi Respiratory Clinic

    42 Murray Street, Wonthaggi. PCR testing is available between 1pm – 3:15pm on week days and booked via Hot Docs on their website (

Symptoms of COVID include fever, chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, and loss of sense of smell or taste. 

COVID-19 vaccination

Bass Coast Health encourages you to continue to get vaccinated and ensure you have as many COVID vaccinations as you're eligible for, to give yourself the best protection possible. 

COVID vaccinations are available at participating GP clinics and pharmacies.



COVID treatment at home

If you or someone you care for catches COVID, you can learn how to care for yourself or them here: