ACT Pathology Collection centres

For the convenience of patients, ACT Pathology has seven licensed collection centres throughout Canberra:

Please note our Lyneham collection centre is closed and O’Connor Collection centre is now open

Our centres are staffed by experienced Registered Nurses and Technical Officers who have been extensively trained in blood collection techniques for adults, newborns and children.

Please note that all collection centres are closed on public holidays. Some are also closed on Saturday of long weekends and between Christmas and New Year period. Please refer to notice regarding holiday opening times on front page.

Collection centres Xmas/New Year operational times

Please be advised that only TCH and Calvary Hospital Collection centres will be open over the Christmas/New Year break 2017/2018. The times are as follows:

  • OPEN: Saturday 23rd Dec: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • CLOSED: Sunday 24th Dec - Tuesday 26th Dec
  • OPEN: Wednesday 27th Dec - Friday 29th Dec 7:30am-4:00pm
  • OPEN : Saturday 30th Dec: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • CLOSED : Sunday 31st Dec - Monday 1st Jan 2018

Please note:

  1. Our collection centres at Belconnen, Tuggeranong and Gungahlin Community Health centres and the Cancer Region Cancer Centre are CLOSED from COB on Friday 22nd December 2017 and re-open for normal service on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.
  2. Gungahlin and Tuggeranong Collection centres are closed on Sat 23rd Dec and Sat 30th Dec 2017. 


Person delivering specimens to ACT PathologyAll centres operate on a drop-in basis. The exceptions to this rule are the following tests that do require an appointment:

When presenting to an ACT Pathology collection centre patients must bring a pathology request form from their treating practitioner. Patients should also bring their Medicare card to enable bulk-billing.

ECG Service

ACT Pathology performs ECGs at the following collection centres:

Appointments are required for ECGs and are made from mid-morning onwards.

Fine Needle Aspiration

A Fine Needle Aspiration service is available at The Canberra Hospital collection centre, by appointment.

For information regarding Fine Needle Aspiration

FNA Service

Inpatient Services

Ward collection services are provided to inpatients of the following hospitals:

Belconnen Health Centre

Contact us
Phone: 6205 1315
Fax: 6205 9355

Opening Hours
Monday - Friday

Our Location
Belconnen Health Centre
Cnr Lathlain St & Cohen St



Calvary Hospital Collection Centre

Contact us
Phone (02) 6201 6270
Fax (02) 6201 6272

Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 7.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday: 9.00am - 12.00 noon

Our location
1st Floor, Marian Building
Calvary Hospital, BRUCE



Canberra Hospital Collection Centre

Contact us
Phone (02) 62442816
Fax (02) 6244 2815

Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 7.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday: 8.30am - 12.15pm

Our location
Pathology Outpatients
Level 1, Building 10
Canberra Hospital
Gilmore Cres, GARRAN



Gungahlin Collection Centre

Contact us
Phone 02 6174 5264
Fax 02 6207 7445

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday 7.30am - 4.30pm
Saturday 8.30am - 12.30pm
Closed Saturday of Long Weekends

Our Location:
Gungahlin Health Centre
Corner of Earnest Cavanagh St & Fussell Lane



O'Connor Collection Centre

(Note: our Lyneham collection centre is now closed)

Contact us
Phone (02) 6262 7522
Fax (02) 6262 9328

Opening hours
Monday to Friday 7.30am - 4.30pm

Our location
1/15 Sargood St,



Tuggeranong Collection Centre

Contact us
Phone (02) 6205 2794
Fax (02) 6205 2778

Opening hours
Monday to Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday 8.30am - 12.00pm
Closed Saturday of Long Weekends and public holidays.

Tuggeranong Community Health Centre
Corner Anketell & Pitman Streets



Home Collection Service

ACT Pathology provides a limited home collection service for frail and elderly only.

To arrange a home collection, please phone at least 48 hours before collection is required on (02) 6244 2816.