RATs for the Disability Sector

Free Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) for eligible people with disability and disability support workers.

The Western Australia Government is providing 2.25 million free Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) for eligible people with disability and disability support workers as part of its commitment to supporting the sector.

Twenty free RATs are now available per person and  can be collected to top-up home or work supplies. Both nasal and oral RATs are available until supplies run out.        

The Department of Communities (Communities) is coordinating distribution Statewide in partnership with the Department of Health and Foodbank.

People with disability: eligibility and collection

People with disability can access 20 free RATs per person if they receive any of the following supports:

  • National Disability Insurance Scheme
  • State Continuity of Support arrangements
  • Disability Support Pension.

Search the list of collection sites on this page. If you are located 45 minutes’ drive or more from a collection site or cannot attend due to disability, you can use the online order form to request a direct delivery. Please allow two to three business days for a response.

When collecting the RATs, you will be asked to confirm if they are for you or on behalf of a person with disability .

For more support or an alternative Word form, email Communities at COMIT-Supply@communities.wa.gov.au.

Disability support workers: eligibility and collection

Disability support workers can access 20 free RATs per person if:

  • they are employed by disability service providers, or
  • they are self-managed NDIS participant.

Disability service providers are expected to request an allocation of RATs on behalf of their staff.

Go to the online request form to request your allocation. This assists with RAT allocation numbers, in particular where orders are for more than one person. Please bring evidence of your allocation to a collection site if you are a disability support worker.

If your base is located more than 45 minutes from a collection site, a direct delivery can be requested. Please allow two to three business days for a response.

For more support or an alternative Word form, email Communities at COMIT-Supply@communities.wa.gov.au.

Collection hubs

Please note: to protect everyone, a mask must be worn when attending a collection hub unless you are exempt.

Metropolitan sites: various times

  • 9 Franklin Lane, Joondalup, 8:30am to 5pm weekdays; 10am to 4pm, Saturday (People with Disability only)
  • 339 Collier Road, Bassendean, 8:30am to 5pm weekdays; 10am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday (People with Disability only) 
  •  6 Mariott Road, Jandakot, 3.30pm to 6:30pm weekdays; 9am to 1pm, Saturday and Sunday (People with Disability only)
  • 3 Baron-Hay Court, South Perth, 9am to 3pm weekdays

Regional sites 

Great Southern: 9am to 3pm weekdays

  • Food Bank Albany: 5-7 Cockburn Road, Mira Mar

Goldfields-Esperance: 9am to 3pm weekdays

  • Communities: 86B Windich Street, Esperance       
  • Food Bank Kalgoorlie: 175 Forrest Road, Boulder

Pilbara: 9am to 3pm weekdays

  • Communities:    
    • 20 Sharp Avenue, Karratha
    • 3 Brand Street, South Hedland

Midwest-Gascoyne: 9am to 3pm weekdays

  • Food Bank: 31 Webberton Road, Geraldton
  • Communities: 30 Robinson Street, Carnarvon       
  • Communities: Old Morawa Shire Council Chambers, Corner Prater and Dreghorn Streets, Morawa              

Peel: 8:30am to 5pm weekdays, 10am to 4pm weekends                   

  • 22 Panton Road, Greenfields, Mandurah.         

Kimberley: 9am to 3pm weekdays

  • Communities:                  
    • 10B 5 Weld Street, Broome
    • 17 Nevill Street, Derby                       
    • 71 Thomas Street, Halls Creek         
    • 16 Coolibah Drive, Kununurra

South West: 9am to 3pm weekdays         

  • Foodbank: 5 Clifford Street, Bunbury

Wheatbelt: 9am to 3pm weekdays

  • Communities: 5 Elizabeth Place, Northam
Page reviewed 20 June 2022