Drive-through collection sites to open for free RATs for close contacts

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New drive-through collection sites will open across the Perth metropolitan area on Wednesday 18 May for close contacts with no symptoms to collect free RATs.
A graphic showing locations for RAT tests

Drive-through collection sites will open across the Perth metropolitan area on Wednesday 18 May to provide people who are close contacts with no symptoms additional free rapid antigen tests (RATs).

Close contacts with no symptoms can leave their place of isolation provided they undertake a daily RAT, wear a mask at all times outside the home, and avoid high-risk settings.

Vaccination clinics in the Perth metropolitan area and regional collection points at testing clinics will also continue to distribute free RATs for close contacts.

To access free RATs at these locations, close contacts with no symptoms are required to verbally confirm they are a close contact to access their 10 free RATs and can collect on behalf of others in their household – up to a maximum of 30 RATs.

Drive-through RAT collection sites: opening Wednesday 18 May

Three drive-through collections sites for close contacts to collect RATs will open in:

  • Joondalup
  • Jandakot
  • Bassendean.

Visit the WA free RAT program page for location addresses and opening times.

Information for households who have not yet received RATs

  • Households who have not yet received their free 15 RATs have been emailed and can choose to pick up their RATs from any collection point, or have their free RATs redelivered.
  • People who are collecting their household RAT allocation must show the email they received when they selected to collect their RATs.  

People who return a positive RAT result must register their result online with the Department of Health. Those who do not have access to the online registration system must still report their positive test result by contacting 13 COVID (13 26843).

Visit the WA free RAT program page for more information and a list of pick up locations.

Page reviewed 2 August 2022