Council's Rapid Antigen Test Program

Published on 25 November 2022

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Free Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) are now available for priority and high-risk community members to collect at the following l locations:

  • Alexandra Council Offices - 28 Perkins Street
  • Alexandra Library - 49 Grant Street
  • Kinglake Library and Customer Service Centre - 19 Whittlesea-Kinglake Rd
  • Yea Library and Customer Service Centre - 15 The Semi Circle
  • Mobile Library – Locations and operational hours can be found here.

You are eligible to collect RATs if you are 70 years or older, a Concession Card holder, a person with a disability, or if you are immunocompromised.

Please show your concession, Seniors, or disability card to staff to collect your free RATs or let them know you are 70 years or older or immunocompromised.

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?

Twenty tests (4 kits) are available each visit for people with a disability and carers collecting the tests on behalf of people with a disability. This includes:

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

Five tests (1 kit) are available each visit for people 70 years or older, immunocompromised people and people with concession cards. Eligible concession cards are:

  • 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

If multiple people are listed on any of these listed cards, they are entitled to receive 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 here.

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 here.

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

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