Victorian Government Rapid Antigen Test Program

Published on 21 November 2022

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 Eligible Victorians can now collect free rapid antigen tests (RATs) from libraries and customer service desks at participating local councils.

People aged 70 years and over, those who are immunocompromised and specific concession card holders are eligible to collect a pack of five tests.

People living with a disability, including NDIS participants, disability support pensioners and people with a disability who receive a Transport Accident Commission benefit, are eligible for a pack of 20 tests. Carers can collect rapid antigen tests on behalf of an eligible person.

People should not go to a council site if they have COVID symptoms. State-run COVID-19 testing sites continue to offer free RATs to people who have symptoms.

Who can get free RATs?

Four kits are available people with a disability and carers, including:

  • NDIS participants
  • Disability support pensioners
  • People with a disability who receive a Transport Accident Commission benefit.

One kit is available each visit for people 70 years or older, immunocompromised people and people with the below concession cards:

  • Seniors card
  • Pensioner Concession card
  • Commonwealth Senior Health Care card
  • Health Care card
  • Low Income Health Care card
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold, White or Orange cards.


More information about the local government RAT program can be found on the rapid antigen tests page on the coronavirus website.







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