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Anyone can get sick from COVID-19, but some people are more vulnerable to severe illness if they have existing health problems or are older.

We can all take steps right now to reduce the spread of COVID-19 to protect ourselves, our loved ones and the wider community.

For more information about COVID-19 visit the Coronavirus website.

Community Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) Program

Free Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) are now available for all community members at the following locations:

If you have symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19, please do not collect RATs until you are well. If you can’t get to a location, a guardian or carer can collect your free RATs for you.

Frequently Asked Questions


Who can get free RATs?

All community members are entitled to receive free RATs. Visit one of the locations listed above to request your free RATs. 

What if I have symptoms or I am a contact of a COVID-19 case?

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, do not go to a council location to collect your free RATs. Instead, please collect free RATs at testing sites which you can find through the coronavirus website.

Where can I get more information on the use of RATs?

For more information about getting tested and reporting a positive RAT result, visit the Department of Health website.

Alternatively you can call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 675 398.