English Test Availability During Lockdown

English Test for Student visa

COVID-19 restrictions have impacted English testing availability in Victoria, ACT and NSW. We have compiled a summary of availability for each test in these states to assist in securing a booking for a test.

PTE Academic

All upcoming tests in all states will go ahead as scheduled, with restrictions (e.g. facemask and social distancing).

The centre will contact you if the test will be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

PTE Academic website

1800 729 282 



Testing in Victoria has resumed in line with COVID-19 Restrictions, but bookings are currently in high demand. 


Testing in NSW will continue in a restricted manner. All test takers, from the 20th October, 2021 must have had at least one dose of the vaccine to sit the test.

Areas of concern can be found here: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules/affected-area

Available test centres in NSW:

Western Sydney University – BankstownWestern Sydney University – Paramatta
University of Newcastle – CallaghanNavitas English – Sydney
Macquarie University – North RydeIDP Education – Armidale
IDP Educations – SydneyIDP Education – Wagga Wagga
IDP Education – KensingtonWestern Sydney University – Sydney Olympic Park
University of Technology Sydney – Ultimo 


Testing in ACT is suspended in line with COVID-19 Restrictions. This is subject to change only with the easing of restrictions.

If your scheduled test in these states has been impacted, your test centre will contact you.

IELTS website


All upcoming tests in all states will be continuing as scheduled.

OET Website

+61 3 8658 3963



There are no upcoming tests scheduled for September. There are tests scheduled for the next few months.


There are no upcoming tests scheduled for September. There are tests scheduled for the next few months.


There are no test centres in ACT.

TOEFL IBT website


We anticipate that the availability of these tests may be subject to change with the easing or tightening of COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria, NSW and ACT.

Further information can be found on the websites listed above. Alternatively, our staff are here to provide you with assistance regarding these details.


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