Community RAT Program


Free Rapid Antigen tests (RATs) are now available to all residents to collect from the following Customer Service locations:

  • Lerderderg Library, Main Street, Bacchus Marsh
  • Darley Civic & Community Hub, 182 Halletts Way, Darley
  • 15 Stead Street, Ballan

The State Government announced all Victorians are eligible to pick up two free packets of Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) through their local council to help with early detection and treatment of COVID-19.

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.

Who can get free RATs?

Individuals can collect up to two packets for themselves plus up to two packets for each household member per visit while people with a disability or their carer can collect up to four packets of tests.

What if I have symptoms or I am a contact of a COVID-19 case?

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, do not go to a Council location to collect your free RATs. Instead, please collect free RATs at testing sites which you can find through the coronavirus website.

Where can I get more information on the use of RATs?

For more information about getting tested and reporting a positive RAT result, visit the Department of Health website or call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 675 398.