Published on 30 May 2023

Community RAT program

Free rapid antigen tests are now available for all community members.

Free Rapid Antigen Tests are now available for all community members to collect at the following locations:

  • Customer Service Centre, Glen Eira Town Hall, corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield (open Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm)
  • Bentleigh Library and Youth Hub, 161 Jasper Road, Bentleigh
  • Carnegie Library and Community Centre, 7 Shepparson Avenue, Carnegie
  • Caulfield Library, Glen Eira Town Hall, corner Glen Eira Road and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield
  • Elsternwick Library, 4 Staniland Grove, Elsternwick

If you have symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19, please do not collect rapid antigen tests until you are well. If you can’t get to a location, some else can collect free rapid antigen tests for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can get free RATs?

All community members who present to a collection site can receive up to 10 tests (two kits) for themselves, plus up to 10 tests (two kits) for each member of their household per visit.

Community members requesting tests do not need to verify eligibility and do not need to reside within the municipality.

The current testing advice determines the following quantities for priority and high-risk community members (or someone collecting tests on their behalf)

  • People with disabilities or their carer can receive 20 tests (four kits) per visit, including:
    • NDIS participants
    • Disability support pensioners
    • People with a disability who receive a Transport Accident Commission benefit.

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

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

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