Rapid Antigen Tests

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The state government has informed Victorian councils that the free Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) distribution program will stop once current Council supplies are exhausted. Maribyrnong Libraries are now out of stock.

During the program, Maribyrnong Libraries provided nearly 70,000 free rapid antigen tests to the local community. We also distributed the tests at 28 outreach pop-ups, allowing us to connect with the community and provide this important resource.

You can buy Rapid Antigen Tests at supermarkets, pharmacies, and other retailers. Please plan ahead by keeping some kits at home for testing if you have COVID-19 symptoms.

Since starting in October 2022, Victorian councils have handed out more than four million rapid antigen tests (RATs) to their communities. Providing free RATs has been vital in ensuring people can easily access fast testing to keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Further information on COVID-19 is available at maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/choosevax