Community Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) Program

Published on 21 November 2022

Rapid Antigen Tests

Free Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) are now available for eligible community members from Glenelg Shire Council Customer Service Centres:

  • Portland Customer Service Centre

Address: 56 Percy Street, Portland

Office hours: 9.00am-5.00pm – Monday to Friday

Phone: 1300GLENELG

  • Casterton Customer Service Centre

Address: 67 Henty Street, Casterton

Office hours: 9.00am-5.00pm – Monday to Friday

Phone: (03) 5554 2444 

Heywood Customer Service Centre

Address: 77 Edgar Street, Heywood

Office hours: 9.00am-5.00pm – Monday to Friday

Phone: (03) 5527 0666 

You are eligible for free RATs if you;

  • are aged 70 years and older
  • have a disability, are immunocompromised, or are a carer
  • hold a Seniors, Pensioner Concession, Commonwealth Senior Health Care, Health Care, Low Income Health Care, or Department of Veterans Affairs Gold, White or Orange card

Eligible people can get 5 free tests. People with disability (or their carers) can get 20 free tests.

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.

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.

This program is delivered with support from the Victorian Government.

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