COVID-19 Testing for DETECT Borders

Workers who qualify for asymptomatic testing as part of DETECT Borders (PDF 388KB) can be tested at a Department of Health WA COVID-19 clinic in the metropolitan or regional area.

Workers include:

State Health Incident Coordination Centre (SHICC) quarantine hotels

  • Hotel employees (including contractors)
  • Health staff
  • Drivers of transport of quarantine guests
  • WA Police
  • Others, such as Australian Defence Force

*Security staff and cleaners working at the hotel are now subject to the Presentation for Testing (Quarantine Centre Worker) Directions.

Perth Airport

  • Workers on-site at Perth airport in areas through which arriving passengers (or their baggage) transit including:
    • Perth Airport or airline staff
    • WA Police
    • Security
    • Federal agencies
    • Drivers of hotel quarantine buses
    • Other

Sea ports

  • Any employee or contractor involved in any function of a sea port that involves close contact with people arriving from overseas.

Eucla and Kununurra border crossings 

  • Any employee or contractor involved in any function at Eucla or Kununurra border crossings that requires close contact with people arriving from interstate.

The DETECT Borders program does not require you to isolate after testing. You can continue going to work and doing your usual activities, in keeping with the current advice in Western Australia. If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 between testing and when your result is available, you should isolate whilst awaiting the result and seek medical advice, if needed. 

Note: testing as part of this program is not available at GP respiratory clinics or Private pathology collection centres.

Last reviewed: 22-12-2020
Coronavirus information helplines: 13 COVID (13 268 43). Interstate callers: 1800 595 206. International callers: +61 8 9118 3100.