COVID-19 Testing

To keep up to date and learn what you need to know about COVID-19 in Victoria go to: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Victoria | Coronavirus Victoria

Free rapid antigen tests (RATs) are available from most local councils so that all Victorians can plan ahead and get tested if they have COVID symptoms.

You can collect:

  • 2 packs of 5 RATs
  • an extra 2 packs for each person in your household.
  • People with disability and their carers can get 4 packs of 5 RATs.

You are not required to have a Medicare card.

You can collect RATs as many times as you need. If you run out of RATs, you can collect more to make sure you are prepared.

If you want a PCR test, visit a GP respiratory clinic or see a GP about a referral to a pathology collection centre.

If you are aged 50 years or older or are at high risk of getting very sick please test and you have COVID-19 you may be eligible for treatment. Contact your healthcare provider to determine if you can start antiviral treatment medications.

This is especially important for people with chronic health conditions. Please stay hydrated and follow your sick day action plan. For instance, if you have diabetes, please monitor your blood glucose levels and check your blood ketones regularly.