Major delays as motorists line up at Gold Coast testing sites

Several Gold Coast roads have been blocked by cars waiting hours to get tested for Covid-19.

The 4Cyte centre along Ferry Road in Southport appears to be one of the worst locations hit this morning, with queues forming in the left lane northbound since before the site opened this morning.

Police are now urging motorists to avoid the area if they don’t require a test, with the queue affecting all other aspects of traffic as well.


Elsewhere on the Gold Coast, there have been reports of lengthy lines forming to get into the testing location at the 4Cyte in Westfield Helensvale.

Some people reported wait times of at least two hours before 10.00 am today.

More and more locals are having to get tested as more exposure sites pop up around the city.

While tourists who come into the area from interstate are also having to line up to get their day 5 tests.

Calls are ramping up for the state to either stand up more testing facilities or change the border restrictions to get rid of the day 5 test, to try and alleviate pressure on the clinics.

Leaders said they weren’t considering any changes to the entry requirements yesterday.

Queensland Health was about to provide an update at the time of writing. More to come.

The current testing sites on the Gold Coast include the following:

4Cyte – Pimpama

  •  4Cyte Pathology
  •  7 Curtis Street, Pimpama, 4209

Haan – Upper Coomera Respiratory Clinic

  •  Refer to Clinic
  •  Shop 6, 21 Coomera Grand Drive, Coomera, 4209

Hope Island Respiratory Clinic

  •  QML Pathology
  •  10 Santa Barbara Road, Hope Island, 4212

Sullivan Nicolaides – Oxenford

  •  Sullivan Nicolaides
  •  Shop 14A, 3 Cottonwood Pl, Oxenford, 4210
  • 4Cyte – Helensvale

    •  4Cyte Pathology
    •  Town Centre Drive, Helensvale, 4212
  • 4Cyte – Arundel

    •  4Cyte Pathology
    •  146 Olsen Ave, Arundel, 4214
  • Gold Coast University Hospital

    •  Pathology Queensland
    •  1 Hospital Blvd, Southport, 4215
  • QML Southport

    •  QML Pathology
    •  Cnr Parklands Drive and Knowledge Street, Southport
  • Sea World pop up COVID testing site

    •  Genomics for Life
    •  Sea World, Sea World Drive, Main Beach 4217
  • 4Cyte – Southport – COVID clinic

    •  4Cyte Pathology
    •  63 Ferry Road, Southport QLD 4215
  • Kalwun Nerang GP Respiratory Clinic

    •  Refer to Clinic
    •  14a Nerang St, Nerang, 4211
  • Nerang – COVID clinic

    •  4Cyte Pathology
    •  52 Price St, Nerang, 4211
  • Medlab Bundall

    •  Medlab Pathology
    •  88 Bundall Rd, BUNDALL QLD 4217
  • 4Cyte – Gilston

    •  4Cyte Pathology
    •  Frank Chaston Park, Worongary Road, Gilston QLD 4211
  • Mudgeeraba COVID car collect site

    •  Sullivan Nicolaides
    •  Mudgeeraba Showgrounds, 115 Mudgeeraba Rd, Worongary, 4213
  • Robina

    •  QML Pathology
    •  Bond Institute of Health & Sport Car Park, Cnr Stadium Dr & Promethean Dr
  • Robina Health Precinct

    •  Pathology Queensland
    •  Campus Cres, Robina, 4226
  • 4Cyte – Mudgeeraba

    •  4Cyte Pathology
    •  89 Franklin Drive, Mudgeeraba, 4213
  • Bond University Drive Thru COVID testing site

    •  Genomics for Life
    •  Bond University Car Park, Ring Road , Robina 4226 QLD
  • Burleigh Cove Respiratory Clinic

    •  Refer to Clinic
    •  Shop 13/109 West Burleigh Rd, Burleigh Waters, 4220
  • 4Cyte – Currumbin Waters

    •  4Cyte Pathology
    •  26 Galleon Way, Currumbin Waters, 4223
    •  Yes

For the full list of locations and more details, click here.