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Introduction

To help with the early detection and treatment of COVID-19, the NSW Government is extending its existing program of providing free Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) to eligible NSW residents until 31 January 2023.

Eligible customers can now also access their free RATs at Service NSW Centres, Service NSW Mobile Service Centres, and disaster recovery centres.

    Eligibility

    NSW residents who:

    • are immunocompromised or living with disability (and their carers), or
    • holders of, and those named on, eligible Commonwealth concession cards such as a:
      • 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

    Immunocompromised people or those living with disability (and their carers) and Commonwealth concession card holders and those named on the holder's card 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: To receive your free RATs, you need to either:

    • show your Commonwealth concession card, or
    • verbally self-declare your disability or that you're immunocompromised, or a carer. 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 January 2023.
    • 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.