Free rapid antigen tests available

Free rapid antigen tests (RATs) are available at Council facilities, if you’re 70 years or older, a Concession Card holder, a person with a disability, immunocompromised or their carer.

The tests are available for collection at:

  • Bayswater Library, Mountain High Shopping Centre, Shop 26, Ground Floor, 7-13 High Street, Bayswater VIC 3153
  • Boronia Library, Park Crescent, Boronia VIC 3155
  • Ferntree Gully Library, Ferntree Gully Community Centre, 1010 Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully VIC 3156
  • Knox Library, Knox City Shopping Centre, 425 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South VIC 3152
  • Rowville Library, Stud Park Shopping Centre, Stud Road, Rowville VIC 3178
  • Knox Civic Centre, 511 Burwood Hwy, Wantirna South VIC 3152

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.

Opening hours for Knox libraries are available on our Libraries in Knox webpage or call 1300 737 277. Opening hours for the Civic Centre are also available on our Contact Council webpage or call 9298 8000.

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. These include:

  • 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.

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. You can also collect free tests at COVID testing sites. The locations are available on the Victorian Government Coronavirus website.

For more information about getting tested and reporting a positive RAT result, visit the Victorian Government Coronavirus website. Alternatively you can call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 675 398.

Council has partnered with the State Government to provide free RATs to priority community members.

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