Test Centres

Test centre locations for the 2022 test windows are listed below. If you wish to sit the test in a test centre, please take note of the availability in the table below.

While all listed test centres are expected to operate as scheduled, some locations may be subject to change. Any updates to the 2022 test centre schedule will be published on this page.

You can refer to Register for information on the COVID-19 Safe procedures at test centres.

Capital Cities - 2022

Test Centre Window 1 2022 Window 2 2022 Window 3 2022 Window 4 2022

Regional locations - 2022

Test Centre Window 1 2022 Window 2 2022 Window 3 2022 Window 4 2022
Bathurst X
Wagga Wagga X
Warrnambool X
Albury/Wodonga* X
Cairns X
Gold Coast
Rockhampton X
Sunshine Coast
Townsville X

* either Albury or Wodonga will be offered

** Tamworth may be offered in place of Armidale if there is no suitable test centre in Armidale and if suitable test centres are available in Tamworth

***Either Granville or Parramatta will be offered.

Test centre addresses and session times

All test centres are usually located in the town or city centre. Those located in the city centre are easily accessible by public transport. Test centre addresses will be released approximately one week prior to the start of the relevant test window. The full test centre address will be displayed on your test admission ticket. Test centre addresses cannot be released any earlier for security reasons.

The test will be available at the following times:

Session Indicative Reporting Time*** Indicative Completion Time***
AM Session 1 (Literacy/Numeracy) 7:30AM 10:00AM
AM Session 2 (Literacy/Numeracy) 10:30AM 1:00PM
PM Session 3 (Literacy/Numeracy) 1:30PM 4:00PM
PM Session 4 (Literacy/Numeracy) 4:30PM 7:00PM

***The reporting and test completion time may vary slightly according to test centres. Please check your admission ticket for the exact reporting time. You should allow at least 2 ½ hours from the time of registration for all testing procedures to be completed for each test component. 

Please note that test session times for the Mildura test centre will differ from those shown above. 

Test session bookings

Test centres operate to a staggered schedule and not all test centres will operate on every day of the test window. A list of available session times will be shown on the test registration site. You will be asked to select your preferred test centre, test date(s) and session time when you complete your online registration for the test. Additional test sessions may be added to some test centres during the relevant test window registration period if there is high demand.

You can select your test session(s) to occur on the same day (including consecutive AM or PM sessions), or across multiple days. You can also sit the literacy and numeracy tests separately during different test windows. Test centres will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so you are advised to register early. If you are unable to book a place due to a test centre being filled to capacity on your preferred test dates, you may wish to register for remote proctoring.

Important test centre booking conditions

Please note that for some test centres, only candidates who have completed the appropriate primary course of a Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved or recognised vaccine for COVID-19 will be admitted. You will see a ‘COVID-19 vaccination proof required’ note for these test centres when you register for the test. Proof of having completed the appropriate primary course of a TGA approved or recognised vaccine for COVID-19 or a medical exemption (if applicable) will be required for admission to these test centres. You should not register to sit the test at any of these test centres if you do not meet the vaccination requirements before the date of your scheduled test.

Do also note that vaccination requirements may change between the point of registration and the scheduled test day. If you do not meet the vaccination requirements, you may want to consider registering to sit the test via remote proctoring. 

You can change your test centre booking from the list of available session times during the relevant test window registration period.

Note that it is not possible to change your test session booking after the close of registrations for the test window. All test centre session bookings at the close of the registration period are final and confirmed. When you book a test centre session, a seat is allocated to you for the exact test day and session you booked.

You should take into account your personal circumstances and availability prior to registering for the test and selecting your test session(s).

It is not possible to change test session bookings due to personal circumstances or misadventure on your scheduled test day(s). For example, if you book a morning session, it is not possible to request changing to an afternoon session, or to a session on another day during the test window. Additionally, test centre session bookings cannot be deferred to future test windows.

Please note that test centre sessions may have to be cancelled at short notice by ACER in compliance with COVID-19 restrictions. In such an event, ACER will contact and offer affected candidates a full refund or the opportunity to sit the test via remote proctoring where operationally feasible in the same test window.            

Please also view the detailed test delivery information for sitting the test at a test centre prior to registering for the test.