To get your COVID-19 Test for travel, simply follow these 4 easy steps:

The Safework Laboratories COVID-19 Test for Travel provides you with the required digital and printable documents of your test results, allowing you to meet safety requirements before boarding a plane or embarking on a trip. Our specially-trained collectors conduct testing of asymptomatic travellers for COVID-19 at our nationwide collection centres, following strict health and safety protocols.

If you are travelling with Etihad please click here for your specific booking process using Eurofins E-Clinal (formerly TrustOne) Otherwise:

  1. Book online or call our client service number.
    • Book online to attend one of our laboratory locations. Alternatively, our client services team can set an appointment at a collection centre location that’s most convenient to you. Call 1300 905 180
    • We will send you a booking email that will confirm your appointment details.
  2. Pay for your COVID-19 test ticket.
    • Use the payment box on this page to pay for your COVID-19 test ticket(s). You can choose between Rapid Antigen and PCR testing.
      Upon successful transaction, you will receive a tax invoice and your COVID-19 test ticket(s). Each ticket contains a QR code as proof of payment.
  3. Arrive at your designated collection centre.
    • Have your QR code ticket or proof of purchase with you upon arrival. A collector will scan your QR code and facilitate COVID-19 test for travel.
  4. Receive your results.
    • You’ll receive an SMS when your results are ready. We will also email you a PDF with the official test results that you will need to board the plane. (Note that the SMS message will not be sufficient for boarding.)

Book Your COVID-19 Test For Travel

  1. Make a Booking

    Book an appointment at one of our laboratory locations here


    Call us to book an appointment at your nearest testing centre

1300 905 180

  1. Purchase your COVID Test ticket(s)

    Rapid Antigen Test: $79 (inc GST)
    PCR Test: $125 (inc GST)

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We are an IATA Travel Pass Compatible Lab

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Testing Locations

New South Wales


Jobfit Mascot

CWA House Level 4, 244 Coward St

Mascot NSW 2020

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1300 905 180


Jobfit Sydney CBD

Level 6, 23 O’Connell St

Sydney NSW 2000

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1300 905 180


Safework Laboratories Thornleigh

Unit B3a, 2 Central Avenue,

Thornleigh, NSW 2120

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1300 905 180


Safework Laboratories Sydney Lab

Ground Fl 4-10 Bridge Street 

Pymble, NSW 2073

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1300 905 180


Safework Laboratories Newcastle

16 Ferry Road

Sandgate, NSW 2304   

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1300 905 180


Safework Laboratories Wollongong

Unit 5 238 Berkeley Road

Unanderra, NSW 2526

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1300 905 180


Jobfit Parramatta

Level 1/17-21 Macquarie St,

Parramatta NSW 2150

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1300 905 180



170 St Johns Rd,

Glebe NSW 2037

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1300 905 180


JETTEST Haymarket

Level 7/301 Castlereagh St,

Haymarket NSW 2000

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1300 905 180



Safework Laboratories Brisbane

Unit 4/57 Miller Street,
Murarrie QLD 4172

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1300 905 180

Western Australia


Safework Laboratories Perth

161, Great Eastern Highway,

Belmont WA 6104

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1300 795 227


Safework Laboratories Port Hedland

15A Edgar Street

Port Hedland WA 6721

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1300 795 227

Frequently asked questions

COVID-19 RT-PCR testing FAQ

Need more information on what happens pre and post-travel after receiving your COVID-19 test?

Click the downloadable PDF below.

Is a Medicare rebate available for the COVID-19 travel tests?

There is no Medicare rebate available for the COVID-19 test for international travel, as these tests are for asymptomatic patients only.

How many days in advance of my scheduled travel should my COVID-19 test to fly be performed?

It may vary from country to country. To find out how soon your COVID-19 test should be scheduled before your trip, please check with the embassy of the country you are flying to. Or, check with your travel provider for these details.

Do I need a doctor’s referral to undergo a COVID test for travel?

No, a doctor’s referral isn’t required.

Do I need to refrain from eating or drinking particular food items or medicines before taking the test?

No, you can eat or drink anything. It won’t affect the test.

What if I get a positive result?

Relevant State authority will be notified about any positive results. You will be contacted for further instruction.

What if I have an ‘indeterminate result’?

Your sample will be re-tested. If subsequent results are still indeterminate, we’ll contact you for another sample collection.

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Receive your PCR Test Travel Certificate as a PDF. Note that a text SMS cannot be used to board a plane.

Have your results within 24-48 hours

Advantages of COVID-19 testing with Safework Laboratories include:

  • A wide range of collection centres to accommodate travel testing nationwide
  • Results available within 24-48 hours of testing
  • Real-time notification of available results
  • A secured portal to access a digital and printable COVID test travel certificate (for travel requirements)
  • 24/7 customer service for urgent enquiries

The Testing Process

Speed, accuracy and safety are essential. So we focus our testing process on all three. SW Labs’ new COVID-19 testing facilities and services employers are available throughout the country.

PCR testing process

Covid-19 RT-PCR test for travel swab collection

PCR vs Rapid Antigen Testing

The industry considers PCR the gold standard for diagnosing COVID-19 infection. The laboratory test detects RNA, which contains the genetic information of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. If a donor’s swab sample shows evidence of virus RNA, it means they are actively infected.

The RT-PCR Test searches for the presence of Coronavirus RNA rather than evidence of the body’s immune response. RNA is a key component of a virus’s anatomy and is unique to that particular virus. Once infection occurs, the coronavirus’s signature RNA can be detected, even before antibodies or symptoms of the disease appear.

In contrast, the Rapid Antigen antibody test is typically not able to determine this until at least a week after infection. It is however significantly cheaper and faster to obtain a result. Now that it has been officially approved by the latest government rulings, we are able to offer you to choose Rapid Antigen Tests for your travel requirements.

Accredited COVID-19 Screening to ISO 15189

When testing for highly infectious diseases like COVID-19, accuracy could very well be a matter of life and death. That’s why our coronavirus screening service follows strict guidelines set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA).

Our processes are run according to ISO 15189 provisions and the CDNA National guidelines (Coronavirus disease 2019 – COVID-19; including both Section 7 and Appendix A: SARS-CoV-2 Laboratory testing). We also comply with National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC) guidelines and employ clinical microbiologists who provide supervision for COVID testing.

Highly Efficient Collection and Testing

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We understand how important it is to have safe and efficient COVID-19 testing. Our laboratories have full accreditation from NATA/RCPA (National Association of Testing Authorities and Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia). Our staff are highly trained to safely collect and transport nasal swabs.

24/48 Hour Results

At SW Labs, we make sure that all of our test results come out as quickly as possible. We can have your PCR-based COVID-19 test results in as fast as 24/48 hours after we receive your specimen sample. Rapid Antigen test results are even faster.

About Us

Safework Laboratories Covid 19 PCR testing lab

Safework Laboratories (SW Labs) is a national provider of health and safety products and services, including education, drug and alcohol and COVID-19 testing for your workplace. 

Our rapid response has included the establishment of accredited laboratories. It’s enabled us to assist our clients in meeting their COVID-19 risk management plan objectives.

SW Labs continues to innovate and provide scientific expertise in PCR testing, to ensure community safety. As a national organisation, we’re capable of performing thousands of tests daily. Our goal is to instil confidence in the delivery of accurate results, giving Australians the opportunity to travel again and get back to business.



The highest standard

We have worked with SW Labs over many years across Australia, we have absolute faith in their ability to deliver the highest standard of services for our company and our clients. We look forward to seeing our COVID-19 service partnership grow over the coming year.

Steven Harvey
Managing Director at Fullerton Health Australia

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Exceptional turnaround times

SW Labs has provided exceptional service and turn-around-times for PCR test results to date (under 24 hours), to support WSL’s compliancy with COVID Safe plan implemented for the first of the 4 World Championship Tour events in Australia, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bern Page
World Surf League Global Safety Senior Manager

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Unbelievable help

You guys there have been UNBELIEVABLE with the help you have given us, it has been so valued.

Dee Leggat
VBSW Team Manager

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Contact Us

Don’t get caught up in the dangers of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Schedule your COVID-19 test with SafeWork Laboratories today!

1300 905 180