Get free RAT (rapid antigen test) kits if you hold a concession card

From 1 August 2022, if you hold an eligible Commonwealth Concession card, you can get free RAT kits at Queensland Health RAT distribution points. You can get up to 5 RAT kits per month and you can get all five from a single visit.

Eligibility for free RAT kits

To get free RATs, you must hold one of these cards:

  • Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
  • Health Care Card
  • Low Income Health Care Card
  • Pensioner Concession Card
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold, White or Orange card.

You need either:

See what you can do if you have lost or need to replace your card.

Where and how to get free RAT kits for eligible Commonwealth Concession card holders

To protect others from COVID-19 when you visit a Queensland Health RAT distribution point, wear a face mask if you have any COVID-19 symptoms, stay 1.5m away from others and wash your hands or use hand sanitiser.

You need to show either of the following at a Queensland Health RAT distribution point:

This means you can use your digital copy if you’ve lost your physical card.

You can get a carer or guardian to pick up your RATs if you’re eligible but can’t get them yourself. They will need to show your card when they go to the Queensland Health facility.

You can go instead to a private testing clinic if you have COVID-19 symptoms and would like to be tested using a PCR test.

Find your nearest Queensland Health RAT distribution point

You can get up to 5 RAT kits per month and can collect up to 3 months' supply during a single visit if you hold an eligible concession card.

Locations last updated on : Monday 15 August 2022

If you need to get or replace an eligible Commonwealth Concession card

If you’ve lost your card, find out how to:

You can find out more about how to manage Department of Veterans' Affairs Gold, White or Orange cards on their website.

If you don’t have a card but think you might be eligible for one, read more about concession and health care cards.