From 24 January to 30 April 2022, you can access free RATs if you hold an eligible Commonwealth concession card:
- Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
- Department of Veteran’s Affairs Gold, White or Orange Card
- Health Care Card
- Low Income Health Card
- Pensioner Concession Card.
You can access up to 10 RATs over a 3 month period (max 5 over a 1 month period) through community pharmacies.
How To Claim
If you’re eligible, you will need to go to a participating community pharmacy in person to claim your tests, or have a guardian/carer attend to collect them on your behalf.
You will need to give consent to the pharmacy to record your concession card details. The pharmacy will check and confirm your details, including whether RATs have already been provided to you.
The pharmacy will give you a minimum of 2 RATs for each eligible individual. You can ask for up to the monthly limit of RATs per eligible individual at any one time, subject to availability.
RATs will be increasingly available from pharmacies, supermarkets and other retail outlets. You should phone your pharmacy ahead of your visit to make sure new supplies have arrived.
Be COVID Safe
If you have COVID-19 symptoms do not attend a pharmacy to collect RATs. Go directly to a testing centre.