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Wastewater surveillance program results

Queensland Health has partnered with researchers from the University of Queensland and the CSIRO to deliver a wastewater surveillance program for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The results from this program will add to the information obtained through clinical testing and enhance Queensland Health’s already comprehensive response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Map of recent wastewater testing results

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Wastewater test results for the past four weeks

Week ending
Location26 Dec2 Jan9 Jan16 Jan
Thursday Island

Suburbs wholly or partly serviced

  • Thursday Island
Not detected
  • 21 December 2021 - Negative
  • 21 December 2021 - Negative
No samples takenDetected
  • 6 January 2022 - Positive
Detected
  • 10 January 2022 - Positive
Horn Island

Suburbs wholly or partly serviced

  • Horn Island
Not detected
  • 21 December 2021 - Negative
  • 21 December 2021 - Negative
No samples takenNot detected
  • 6 January 2022 - Negative
Detected
  • 10 January 2022 - Positive
Cooktown

Suburbs wholly or partly serviced

  • Cooktown
Not detected
  • 21 December 2021 - Negative
Not detected
  • 29 December 2021 - Negative
Detected
  • 5 January 2022 - Positive
Detected
  • 12 January 2022 - Positive
Cairns South

Suburbs wholly or partly serviced

  • Bayview Heights
  • Brinsmead
  • Bungalow
  • Earlville
  • Kanimbla
  • Manoora
  • Manunda
  • Mooroobool
  • Mount Sheridan
  • Parramatta Park
  • Portsmith
  • Westcourt
  • White Rock
  • Whitfield
  • Woree
Detected
  • 22 December 2021 - Positive
  • 21 December 2021 - Negative
No samples takenDetected
  • 4 January 2022 - Positive
  • 5 January 2022 - Positive
Detected
  • 11 January 2022 - Positive
  • 12 January 2022 - Positive
Yarrabah

Suburbs wholly or partly serviced

  • Yarrabah
Not detected
  • 22 December 2021 - Negative
No samples takenNo samples takenDetected
  • 13 January 2022 - Positive
Charters Towers

Suburbs wholly or partly serviced

  • Alabama Hill
  • Charters Towers City
  • Columbia
  • Grand Secret
  • Millchester
  • Mosman Park
  • Queenton
  • Richmond Hill
  • Toll
  • Towers Hill
Not detected
  • 21 December 2021 - Negative
  • 20 December 2021 - Negative
No samples takenNo samples takenDetected
  • 10 January 2022 - Positive
Palm Island

Suburbs wholly or partly serviced

  • Palm Island
Not detected
  • 21 December 2021 - Negative
No samples takenDetected
  • 4 January 2022 - Positive
Detected
  • 10 January 2022 - Positive
Cleveland Bay

Suburbs wholly or partly serviced

  • Aitkenvale
  • Annandale
  • Belgian Gardens
  • Castle Hill
  • Cluden
  • Cluden
  • Currajong
  • Douglas
  • Garbutt
  • Gulliver
  • Heatley
  • Hermit Park
  • Hyde Park
  • Idalia
  • Mundingburra
  • Mysterton
  • North Ward
  • Oonoonba
  • Pallarenda
  • Pimlico
  • Railway Estate
  • Rosslea
  • Rowes Bay
  • South Townsville
  • Stuart
  • Townsville City
  • Vincent
  • West End
  • Wulguru
Detected
  • 21 December 2021 - Positive
Detected
  • 29 December 2021 - Positive
Detected
  • 4 January 2022 - Positive
Detected
  • 11 January 2022 - Positive
Rockhampton North

Suburbs wholly or partly serviced

  • Parkhurst
  • Norman Gardens
  • Kawana
  • Park Avenue
  • Frenchville
  • Beserker
  • Koongal
  • The Common
  • Lakes Creek
Detected
  • 21 December 2021 - Positive
  • 26 December 2021 - Negative
No samples takenDetected
  • 3 January 2022 - Positive
Detected
  • 12 January 2022 - Positive
Rockhampton South

Suburbs wholly or partly serviced

  • Allenstown
  • Depot Hill
  • Port Curtis
  • Rockhampton City
  • The Range
  • Wandal
  • West Rockhampton
Detected
  • 21 December 2021 - Negative
  • 26 December 2021 - Positive
No samples takenNo samples takenDetected
  • 12 January 2022 - Positive
Emerald North

Suburbs wholly or partly serviced

  • Emerald
Not detected
  • 20 December 2021 - Negative
No samples takenDetected
  • 4 January 2022 - Positive
Detected
  • 10 January 2022 - Positive
Emerald South

Suburbs wholly or partly serviced

  • Emerald
Not detected
  • 20 December 2021 - Negative
No samples takenDetected
  • 4 January 2022 - Positive
Detected
  • 10 January 2022 - Positive
Blackwater

Suburbs wholly or partly serviced

  • Blackwater
Not detected
  • 20 December 2021 - Negative
No samples takenNo samples takenDetected
  • 10 January 2022 - Positive
Cannonvale

Suburbs wholly or partly serviced

  • Airlie Beach
  • Cannon Valley
  • Cannonvale
  • Cape Conway
  • Jubilee Pocket
  • Mandalay
  • Mount Rooper
  • Shute Harbour
Detected
  • 21 December 2021 - Positive
  • 22 December 2021 - Positive
No samples takenNo samples takenDetected
  • 11 January 2022 - Positive
  • 12 January 2022 - Positive
Mackay North

Suburbs wholly or partly serviced

  • Beaconsfield
  • Richmond
  • Shoal Point
  • Bucasia
  • Blacks Beach
  • Rural View
  • Eimeo
  • Dolphin Heads
Not detected
  • 21 December 2021 - Negative
Detected
  • 29 December 2021 - Positive
Detected
  • 4 January 2022 - Positive
Not yet tested
Mackay South

Suburbs wholly or partly serviced

  • Alexandra
  • Andergrove
  • Bakers Creek
  • Beaconsfield
  • Cremorne
  • East Mackay
  • Glenella
  • Greenmount
  • Mackay
  • Mackay Harbour
  • Mount Pleasant
  • North Mackay
  • Ooralea
  • Paget
  • Slade Point
  • South Mackay
  • Walkerston
  • West Mackay
Not detected
  • 21 December 2021 - Negative
Detected
  • 29 December 2021 - Positive
Detected
  • 4 January 2022 - Positive
Not yet tested
Rubyanna

Suburbs wholly or partly serviced

  • Ashfield
  • Avenell Heights
  • Bundaberg Central
  • Bundaberg East
  • Bundaberg North
  • Bundaberg South
  • Bundaberg West
  • Kalkie, Kepnock
  • Norville,
  • Svensson Heights,
  • Walkervale
Not detected
  • 21 December 2021 - Negative
Detected
  • 30 December 2021 - Positive
Detected
  • 5 January 2022 - Positive
Detected
  • 13 January 2022 - Positive
Maroochydore

Suburbs wholly or partly serviced

  • Alexandra Headland
  • Bli Bli
  • Buderim
  • Diddillibah
  • Forest Glen
  • Kuluin
  • Kunda Park
  • Marcoola
  • Maroochy River
  • Maroochydore
  • Mons
  • Mooloolaba
  • Mountain Creek
  • Mudjimba
  • Pacific Paradise
  • Sippy Downs
  • Tanawha
  • Twin Waters
Detected
  • 21 December 2021 - Positive
Detected
  • 30 December 2021 - Positive
Detected
  • 4 January 2022 - Positive
  • 5 January 2022 - Positive
Detected
  • 11 January 2022 - Positive
Sandgate

Suburbs wholly or partly serviced

  • Aspley
  • Bald Hills
  • Boondall
  • Bracken Ridge
  • Bridgeman Downs
  • Brighton
  • Carseldine
  • Chermside West
  • Deagon
  • Everton Park
  • Fitzgibbon
  • McDowall
  • Sandgate
  • Shorncliffe
  • Taigum
  • Zillmere
Detected
  • 22 December 2021 - Positive
  • 23 December 2021 - Positive
Detected
  • 29 December 2021 - Positive
Detected
  • 3 January 2022 - Positive
  • 4 January 2022 - Positive
Detected
  • 10 January 2022 - Positive
  • 11 January 2022 - Positive
Wynnum

Suburbs wholly or partly serviced

  • Lota
  • Lytton
  • Manly West
  • Tingalpa
  • Wakerley
  • Wynnum
  • Wynnum West
Detected
  • 22 December 2021 - Positive
Detected
  • 28 December 2021 - Positive
  • 29 December 2021 - Positive
Detected
  • 3 January 2022 - Positive
  • 4 January 2022 - Positive
Detected
  • 10 January 2022 - Positive
  • 11 January 2022 - Positive
Loganholme

Suburbs wholly or partly serviced

  • Berrinba
  • Bethania
  • Boronia Heights
  • Browns Plains
  • Carbrook
  • Cornubia
  • Crestmead
  • Daisy Hill
  • Edens Landing
  • Heritage Park
  • Hillcrest
  • Holmview
  • Kingston
  • Kuraby
  • Logan Central
  • Logan Reserve
  • Logan Village
  • Loganholme
  • Loganlea
  • Marsden
  • Meadowbrook
  • Park Ridge
  • Priestdale
  • Regents Park
  • Rochedale South
  • Shailer Park
  • Slacks Creek
  • Springwood
  • Stockleigh
  • Tanah Merah
  • Underwood
  • Waterford
  • Waterford West
  • Woodridge
  • Yarrabilba
Detected
  • 21 December 2021 - Positive
  • 22 December 2021 - Positive
Detected
  • 29 December 2021 - Positive
Detected
  • 4 January 2022 - Positive
  • 5 January 2022 - Positive
Detected
  • 12 January 2022 - Positive
Bundamba

Suburbs wholly or partly serviced

  • Amberley
  • Basin Pocket
  • Blackstone
  • Booval
  • Brassall
  • Bundamba
  • Churchill
  • Chuwar
  • Coalfalls
  • Deebing Heights
  • Dinmore
  • East Ipswich
  • Eastern Heights
  • Ebbw Vale
  • Flinders View
  • Goolman
  • Ipswich
  • Karalee
  • Karrabin
  • Leichhardt
  • Moores Pocket
  • Muirlea
  • New Chum
  • Newtown
  • North Booval
  • North Ipswich
  • North Tivoli
  • One Mile
  • Purga
  • Raceview
  • Redbank Plains
  • Ripley
  • Riverview
  • Sadliers Crossing
  • Silkstone
  • South Ripley
  • Swanbank
  • Tivoli
  • West Ipswich
  • White Rock
  • Woodend
  • Wulkuraka
  • Yamanto
Detected
  • 21 December 2021 - Positive
  • 22 December 2021 - Positive
Detected
  • 29 December 2021 - Positive
  • 28 December 2021 - Positive
Detected
  • 6 January 2022 - Positive
  • 7 January 2022 - Positive
Not yet tested
Merrimac

Suburbs wholly or partly serviced

  • Ashmore
  • Broadbeach
  • Broadbeach Waters
  • Burleigh Heads
  • Burleigh Waters
  • Carrara
  • Clear Island Waters
  • Gilston
  • Highland Park
  • Mermaid Beach
  • Mermaid Waters
  • Merrimac
  • Miami
  • Molendinar
  • Mudgeeraba
  • Nerang
  • Reedy Creek
  • Robina
  • Tallai
  • Tallebudgera Valley
  • Varsity Lakes
  • Worongary
Detected
  • 20 December 2021 - Positive
No samples takenNo samples takenDetected
  • 10 January 2022 - Positive
  • 12 January 2022 - Positive
Test results for previous four weeks. Last updated: 17 January 2022

Has the program changed recently?

Yes, Queensland Health’s wastewater surveillance program continues to adapt to the changing COVID-19 situation. Sampling has ceased at a number of sites as the benefit of continued monitoring at these sites has diminished with increasing case numbers.

Which suburbs are serviced by the wastewater treatment plants included in the program?

View suburbs either wholly or partially serviced by the wastewater treatment plants included in the program.

Where can I view historical results?

Queensland’s wastewater surveillance program commenced in late July 2020. Though this page shows only the most recent results, historical results are available on the Open Data Portal.