Rapid antigen tests (RATs or RA tests) can be used to quickly check if you have COVID-19. They can provide a result quickly, usually within 15-30 minutes, and can be used at home.
Who can get rapid antigen tests for free:
The following concession card holders can get up to 10 free rapid antigen tests over three months from a pharmacy:
- Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
- Department of Veteran’s Affairs Gold, White or Orange Card
- Health Care Card
- Low Income Health Card
- Pensioner Concession Card.
If you are a contact of someone with COVID-19 or you have symptoms you can get a rapid antigen test from a testing centre.
For more information visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/rapid-antigen-tests