Three million more free RATs to be handed out at pop-up locations across WA

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The WA pop-ups commence this weekend at the State of Origin game at Optus Stadium.

Three million more free rapid antigen tests (RATs) will be available for the Western Australian community at pop-up distribution sites in metropolitan and regional areas from this weekend.

Sporting fans attending the State of Origin game on Sunday 26 June will be able to collect free RATs at Optus Stadium before the game, and RATs will be available at further major events and festivities over the coming weeks.

Other locations where RATs will be handed out in the coming weeks include:

  • Perth metropolitan shopping centres, from Monday 27 June
  • Regional shopping centres, from Monday 11 July
  • Perth train stations, from Monday 27 June.

Visit the WA free RAT program page for the latest locations and dates. The page will be updated regularly over the coming weeks as more locations are added.

Western Australians are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity and bolster their supply of RATs to stay on top of managing COVID-19 during the cooler months.

The additional RAT distribution further supports close contacts with no symptoms, who can leave their place of isolation provided they complete a daily RAT (with and receive a negative result), wear a mask when outside the home and avoid high-risk settings.

As well as staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, Western Australians are urged to roll up and receive a free flu vaccination for the month of June at State-run vaccination clinics, and participating GPs and pharmacies.

For more information about staying safe during winter, visit On a roll (external website).

Page reviewed 27 July 2022