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Access free Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) at Service NSW locations

Concession card holders can access 10 RATs over 3 months up to 31 October 2022


To help with the early detection and treatment of COVID-19, the NSW Government is expanding its existing program of providing free Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) to eligible NSW residents. Eligible Commonwealth concession card holders can now also access their 10 free RATs at Service NSW Centres, Service NSW Mobile Service Centres, and disaster recovery centres.

Eligibility

NSW holders of a Commonwealth concession card, such as:

  • Pensioner Concession card

  • Commonwealth Seniors Health Care card

  • Health Care card (including Low Income Health Care card), or

  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold, White or Orange card.

Note: Free RATs are still available:

  • at neighbourhood and community centres:

    • for those who are immunocompromised or living with disability (and their carers), or

    • holders of eligible Commonwealth concession cards

  • via NDIS or Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) service providers, for eligible clients.


What you need

Your eligible Commonwealth concession card (if applicable).

How to access

Commonwealth concession card holders or their carers can get their free RATs at:

  • Service NSW Centres

  • Service NSW Mobile Service Centres

  • disaster recovery centres.

To find: participating Service NSW Centres go to the Rapid antigen test providers search tool, enter your suburb or postcode, and choose a convenient service centre

  • Mobile Service Centres go to the Find a Service NSW location page and select the Mobile Service Centres tab

  • disaster recovery centres go to Recovery services and enter your suburb, postcode or location.

Note: You must show your Commonwealth concession card to receive your 10 free RATs. Immunocompromised people or those living with disability (and their carers) can get their free RATs at:

  • Neighbourhood centres

  • Community centres.

To find participating neighbourhood and community centres go to the Rapid antigen test providers search tool, enter your suburb or postcode, and look for a local centre. Note: To receive your free RATs, you (or your carer) only need to self-declare your disability or that you‘re immunocompromised. You don't need to provide your name or personal details.

More information


  • Concession card holders can access 10 RATs over 3 months up to 31 October 2022

  • People with disability or immunocompromised may collect up to 1 month’s supply, based on 2 RATs per week. If you have multiple carers coming into your home, you may require more than 8 RATs so that all your carers can test themselves before visiting you.




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