FREE COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests for Concession Card Holders

Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) can be used to confirm whether you have COVID-19.

In early January 2022, the Federal Government announced that concession card holders will be able to access up to 10 free RAT kits over the course of three months, at a maximum of five in a single month.

The eligible concession cards include:

  • Pension Concession Card
  • Commonwealth Seniors Healthcare Card
  • DVA Gold, White or Orange Card
  • Health Care Card
  • Low Income Card

Though there is currently a limited supply of RAT kits available, eligible concession card holders can collect their free RAT kits from pharmacies.

Find a Rapid Antigen Test provider near you

More information can be found here and on the Queensland Government website.

COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Kit Scams

Scamwatch and other sites state that scammers have created fake websites claiming to sell RAT kits.  We encourage you to be aware of fraudulent sellers and purchase your RAT kits from reputable sources.  For a list of approved RAT kits in Australia, click here.

If you have more questions about COVID-19, please feel free to contact the Seniors Enquiry Line on 1300 135 500.