The latest information on COVID testing, vaccination, and changes to regulations at BRHS.

COVID testing is and vaccination is by appointment only.

Make an appointment for COVID testing.

Make an appointment for COVID vaccination (search for site Lucknow Hall.)

Our COVID testing and vaccination clinic is at the Lucknow Memorial Hall, 105 Great Alpine Rd, Lucknow.

Page updated 12/01/22 at 10:55 AM.

Did you test positive?

If you test positive with a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) it’s no longer necessary to confirm that result with a PCR test. Positive RAT tests are now considered official by the government.

If you test positive you must report your result by phoning the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398, or completing this online form.

For most people who test positive for COVID-19, recovery at home is the best care option.
Here’s the info you need on what to do if you test positive, or if you’ve been told you are a contact.

COVID-19 Testing Info

Lakes Entrance

Gippsland Lakes Complete Health

Gippsland Lakes Complete Health provides COVID testing on select days, dependent on demand.

Testing is by appointment only.

For more information and to make an appointment call 5155 8300.

Before presenting for your test, please fill out this registration form – it will save you and the nurses time.


Bairnsdale Respiratory Clinic

COVID testing is available by appointment at the Bairnsdale Respiratory Clinic – call 4116 2014 or book online here.


During periods of high demand the Gippsland & East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-Operative Ltd (GEGAC) is providing COVID testing for members of the local Koori community. Call GEGAC on 5150 0700 for more information.


BRHS COVID-19 testing is available at the Lucknow Memorial Hall, 105 Great Alpine Road, Lucknow, during the hours listed below.

You must book an appointment at our online booking system, here.

For those who are unable to book online, call 0417 021 250. 

  • 8am to 12pm every day, except closed Saturdays.
  • CLOSED Wednesday 26 Jan. for Australia Day Public Holiday

Please check this page regularly as testing times may change.

Before presenting for your test, please fill out this registration form – it will save you and the nurses time.

COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinic

Our COVID-19 community vaccination clinic has moved to Lucknow Memorial Hall, 105 Great Alpine Rd, Lucknow.

Booking: online booking system or call 1800 675 398. Look for site Bairnsdale Lucknow Hall (not Bairnsdale City Oval.)

The vaccination clinic at Lucknow Memorial Hall is open:

  • Monday – Thursday
    1pm – 7:30pm
  • CLOSED Wednesday 26 Jan. for Australia Day Public Holiday

Please check this website frequently for updates as these times may change.

Vaccination for children aged 5 – 11 has commenced.

Minors aged 17 or under must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.

Information and official direction regarding COVID vaccines, including who is eligible, wait times between doses, and how to book an appointment, is kept updated at:

Current Visiting Regulations

The State of Victoria has directed that from 11:59pm on Wednesday, 12 Jan., you must have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to visit a patient at the hospital.

There will be very few exceptions to this, such as visiting a family member receiving end of life care.

If you would like to enquire about an exception, call Main Reception on 5150 3333 and ask to speak with the Patient Services Coordinator 


Visiting only permitted for the following essential visitors:

  • Those providing essential care or support for the patient’s immediate physical or emotional wellbeing, including support for people living with mental health conditions or dementia.
  • The parent, carer or guardian of a person under the age of 18.
  • A nominated person (as defined in the Mental Health Act 2014), including for patients living with dementia.
  • An interpreter providing language support.
  • To learn to support the patient or resident’s care upon discharge.
  • As the partner or support person of a patient in maternity care, or pregnancy.
  • Accompanying a patient to an emergency department or outpatient patient appointment, if necessary.
  • Immediate family (including kinship) of a patient with life-threatening condition.
  • End of life support or immediate family member(s) (including kinship) of a patient or aged care resident whose medical condition is life threatening.

Visiting hours:
Mon – Fri: 11 am – 6 pm.
Sat and Sun, and public holidays: 10 am – 2 pm.

  • Exceptions apply for end-of-life care and maternity patients. Please call BRHS Main Reception on 5150 3333 and ask to speak to the Nurse Unit Manager caring for your loved one.
  • Non-essential contractors are restricted from entering hospitals.
  • All visitors must wear a mask at all times and obey 1.5 metre physical distancing rules.

To call BRHS Main Reception: 5150 3333.
To call Maddocks Garden: 5150 3659.


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