New COVID-19 drive-through testing site opens

Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet

A new drive-through COVID-19 testing site will open at the CDU Netball Stadium in Marrara tomorrow to accommodate an increase in the demand for testing following hotspot declarations.

Online bookings can be made for the drive-through testing site from 7.30pm tonight at

Staffing capacity at the Royal Darwin Hospital Pandemic Clinic, the Palmerston Respiratory Clinic, the Katherine Pandemic Clinic and the Todd Facility Drive-Through has also been increased and operating hours have been extended over the weekend.

Those people who arrived in the Northern Territory from the Greater Melbourne and Bendigo hotspots between 12 May 2021 and 12.00am on 27 May 2021 are required to isolate, get a COVID-19 test and remain in self-quarantine until a negative is returned.

Compliance with the CHO Directions has been fantastic and we thank those people impacted by the hotspot declaration for getting tested and remaining in self-quarantine.


Drive-through testing site Marrara

Location: CDU Netball Stadium, Abala Road, Marrara

Opening hours: 8.30am–8pm, Saturday 29 May 2021 & Sunday 30 May 2021

Details: You must book a drive-through appointment online (from 7.30pm tonight) at

Drive-through only. Car height limit of 2.5 metres. No taxis, motorbikes, trucks, bicycles or walk-ins permitted.

The community can be reassured that appropriate health measures will be carried out to ensure the current netball season is not disrupted and that the testing regime poses no risk to those who normally use the facility.

Book online

You can book a COVID-19 test online at

Online appointments are available for Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs locations.

To book an online appointment for the Palmerston Respiratory Clinic visit

COVID-19 Hotline

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