Sex

Where to get an STI test in Victoria?

Things to do once you’re sexually active:


Talk to your sexual partners about STIs before having sex

Use a condom or other protection methods

Find an STI testing location

Get tested regularly for STIs 

 

Once you become sexually active, STI testing should become a regular part of your sexual health routine. STIs don’t always have symptoms and the only way to know if you have one is to be tested. Testing regularly is a great way to stay on top of your health and detect an infection early. STIs are treatable and early diagnosis can help you avoid some of the health problems that can result from having an untreated infection. Being diagnosed with an STI isn’t the end of the world. During the check-up, your doctor can give you advice on how to treat the infection and prevent infection for you and your partners in the future.

STI testing is easy, free or low cost. An STI test is confidential and all health professionals are required by law to keep what you discuss private, no matter how old you are. This confidentiality can only be broken under serious circumstances. More information on your healthcare rights is available at ReachOut.

For tips on talking about sexual health with your doctor, click here.

Finding a clinic

Finding a place to get an STI test is easy! Your local doctor, Family Planning or sexual health clinic can offer STI testing.

Additionally, some states—South Australia, Queensland, Western Australia, and Victoria—have their own government supported, online testing services which provide chlamydia  and gonorrhoea  testing for free. There are also two national services which are private and provide a range of tests at a cost. Find more information about what online testing is and where it’s available here.

Below is a list of sexual health and Family Planning clinics throughout Victoria. Click on one of the links below to find clinics in your area of Victoria and check STI testing off your to do list.

Metropolitan Victoria

Regional Victoria

Other Victoria health services and resources

Other national health services and resources

 

Metropolitan Victoria

Suburb Address
Box Hill Family Planning Victoria
Box Hill clinic
901 Whitehorse Road
Box Hill VIC 3128
(03) 9257 0100 or 1800 013 952
www.fpv.org.au/
Carlton Melbourne Sexual Health Centre
580 Swanston Street
Carlton VIC 3053
(03) 9341 6200 or 1800 032 017
www.mshc.org.au/
Fitzroy PRONTO!
175 Rose Street
Fitzroy VIC 3065
(03) 9416 2889
www.pronto.org.au/
Fitzroy North Northside Clinic
370 St Georges Road
Fitzroy North VIC 3068
(03) 9485 7700
www.northsideclinic.net.au/
Melbourne CBD ERA Health
563 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
(03) 9944 6200
www.erahealth.com.au/
Melbourne CBD Action Centre, Family Planning Victoria
Level 1, 94 Elizabeth St
Melbourne VIC 3000
(03) 9654 4766 or 1800 013 952
www.fpv.org.au/
Prahran Prahran Market Clinic
Prahran Central Shopping Centre
Mezzanine Level, 325 Chapel Street
Prahran VIC 3181
(03) 9514 0888
www.prahranmarketclinic.com/
St. Kilda The Centre Clinic
Rear of 77 Fitzroy Street
St Kilda  VIC3182
(03) 9525 5866
www.vac.org.au/lgbti-health/centre-clinic

Regional Victoria

Suburb Address
Ballarat Ballarat Community Health Centre Sexual Health Clinic
710 Sturt Street
Ballarat VIC 3350
(03) 5338 4540www.bchc.org.au/services/sexual-health-clinic
Belmont Sexual Health Clinic , Kardinia Health
2-18 Colac Rd
Belmont VIC 3216
(03) 5202 9333
www.kardiniahealth.com.au/kardinia-reproductive-and-sexual-health-clinic-2/
Bendigo Bendigo Sexual Health Clinic, Bendigo Community Health Services
171 Hargreaves Street
Bendigo VIC 3550
(03) 5448 1600
www.bchs.com.au/sexual-health-clinic
Bendigo Bendigo Primary Care Centre
123 Arnold St
Bendigo VIC 3550
(03) 5441 8622
www.bendigoprimarycarecentre.com.au/
Eaglehawk Eaglehawk Sexual Health Clinic, Bendigo Community Health Services
3 Seymoure Street
Eaglehawk VIC 3556
(03) 5434 4300
www.bchs.com.au/sexual-health-clinic
Myrtleford Clinic 35-Myrtleford
Gateway Health Sexual Health Clinic
32 Smith Street
Myrtleford VIC 3737
(03) 5723 2000
www.gatewayhealth.org.au/services/sexual-health-clinics
Wangaratta Clinic 35-Wangaratta
Gateway Health Sexual Health Clinic
5-47 Mackay Street
Wangaratta VIC 3676
(03) 5723 2000
www.gatewayhealth.org.au/services/sexual-health-clinics
Wodonga Clinic 35-Wodonga
Gateway Health Sexual Health Clinic
155 High Street
Wodonga VIC 3690
(02) 6022 8888
www.gatewayhealth.org.au/services/sexual-health-clinics

 

 

Other Victoria health services and resources

Name Description
Jean Hailles www.jeanhailes.org.au/

Jean Hailes is a women’s health organisation that believe in physical and emotional health and wellbeing for all women in Australia throughout their lives.

Victorian AIDS Council www.vac.org.au/

VAC leads the fight against HIV/AIDS in Victoria by providing care and support for people living with HIV, health promotion, and advocacy.

Youthcentral www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au/

Victorian Government’s initiative for young people aged 12–25, offers information and advice on issues like jobs, study, travel, money and events in your local area.

Other national health services and resources

Service Description
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet makes comprehensive, up–to–date information accessible to people interested in the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians

Body Talk  www.bodytalk.org.au/

Info for young people about the body, puberty, relationships and sexual health including STIs and contraception.

Family Planning NSW Talkline

 

www.fpnsw.org.au/talkline

Talkline provides free and confidential information, advice and options across a wide range of reproductive and sexual health issues.

1300 658 886

Health Direct www.healthdirect.gov.au/

healthdirect provides easy access to trusted, quality health information and advice online and over the phone.
1800 022 222

Marie Stopes Australia www.mariestopes.org.au/

Marie Stopes provides safe and supportive reproductive health services such as contraception, abortion, vasectomy, STI checks and more.

QLife www.qlife.org.au/

QLife national telephone and web counselling service for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people, families and friends.
1800 184 527

Reachout www.reachout.com/

ReachOut helps under 25s with everyday questions through to tough times.

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