Where to buy COVID-19 home test kits in Australia

Posted: 1 November 2021 5:00 am
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Need to quickly test yourself for COVID-19 at home? Here are the online stores where you can buy home testing kits in Australia.

Rapid antigen self-test kits are finally legal to sell in Australia. Unlike a PCR test conducted at a clinic, rapid antigen tests can be performed at home and do not require you to send the sample to a lab. Results typically take around 20 minutes.

With more than 75,000 tests conducted yesterday in NSW alone, there is clearly still a need for testing despite the country's high vaccination levels.

Whether you're travelling overseas, are showing symptoms of COVID-19 or just want peace of mind, a rapid antigen self-testing kit is one of the fastest ways to get results. Here are the places you can buy a kit quickly online.

Where to buy COVID home testing kits in Australia

Here's where you can buy COVID-19 home testing kits online

Note: The products in this guide have all been approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for purchase in Australia. For a full list of approved COVID-19 rapid antigen self-tests, head to the TGA website.

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Rapid Proof

Rapid Proof is a Melbourne-based wholesale distributor of Roche Diagnostics' Rapid Testing Services. It offers Roche Rapid Antigen Tests in packs of 5 for $59.90.

  • Approved by the Australian Register for Therapeutic Goods
  • Based in Melbourne
  • Express dispatch + express shipping options
  • Buy 6+ packs (30+ tests) & receive free express shipping
  • Quick results in 15–30 minutes
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Find out more about Rapid Proof rapid antigen testing.


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AUSTiC

AUSTiC has distributorship engagements on Roche, InnoScreen and MP Bio Rapid Testing Services. It provides fast and quick delivery across Australia. It sells boxes of 5 tests for $64.99, which is under $15 per test kit.

  • Approved by the Australian Register for Therapeutic Goods
  • Up to 7% off bulk orders
  • Quick results in 15–30 minutes
  • All tests on express shipment regardless of quantity
  • Shipping calculated at checkout
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Find out more about AUSTiC rapid antigen testing.


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Little Whales

Little Whales is selling Wondfo COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests in packs of 20 for $300+ GST. Its service is currently aimed at health practitioners and not for self-testing.

  • 20 individual sealed pouches
  • Includes 20 sample extraction tubes, drippers and sterile swabs
  • For professional use only
Go to Little Whales

Find out more about Little Whales rapid antigen testing.


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Healthy Life

Healthy Life is selling Hough Pharma COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Nasal Self Test Kits in packs of 2, 5 and 300 for $30, $50 and $300, respectively. It is also the official COVID test provider for Woolworths.

  • Approved by the Australian Register for Therapeutic Goods
  • Free shipping with membership sign-up
  • Quick results in 15–30 minutes
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Catch

Catch has a range of COVID testing kits available including the Roche COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Nasal Self Test Kit, EcoTest COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Saliva Pen Self Test Kit and RightSign COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Nasal Self Test Cassette Kit. Prices start at $59.95.

  • Approved by the Australian Register for Therapeutic Goods
  • Free shipping on eligible items for Club Catch members
  • Express shipping also available
  • Quick results in 15–30 minutes
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MyDeal

MyDeal has a range of COVID testing kits available including the Roche COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Nasal Self Test Kit, EcoTest COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Saliva Pen Self Test Kit and RightSign COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Nasal Self Test Cassette Kit. Prices start at $59.95.

  • Approved by the Australian Register for Therapeutic Goods
  • Free shipping available
  • Quick results in 15–30 minutes
  • Fast delivery
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Kogan

Kogan is selling 5-packs of Roche Covid-19 Nasal Rapid Antigen Self Test Kits for $99.95.

  • Approved by the Australian Register for Therapeutic Goods
  • Free delivery on eligible items
  • Leaves warehouse in 1–2 business days
  • Quick results in 15–30 minutes
  • Earn and use Qantas Frequent Flyer Points
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Woolworths

Woolworths

Woolworths is stocking Hough Pharma SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Home Test Kit Nasal Swabs through its digital health and wellness business, HealthyLife. You can get 2 packs for $30 and 5 packs for $50.

  • Delivery service is available 7 days a week
  • Get your order in before 6pm for next-day delivery services
  • Prices start at $30

Coles

Coles

Rapid Antigen Test kits are available for sale at Coles supermarkets and via Coles Online in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory, the ACT, and Tasmania. It is offering the TGA-approved Hough Pharma COVID Antigen Nasal Test, in packs of 2 and 5 for $30 and $50, respectively.

  • Free delivery on orders over $250
  • Fast shipping
  • Prices start at $30

Compare home testing kits

Name Product Price per pack Test kits per pack Free shipping offered? Express shipping available?
Rapid Proof
Rapid Proof
$57.99
5
AUSTiC
AUSTiC
$295
25
Little Whales
Little Whales
$300
20
Catch
Catch
$24.98
2
MyDeal
MyDeal
$59.95
5
Kogan
Kogan
$59.95
5
Chemist Warehouse
Chemist Warehouse
$24.99
2
Healthy Life
Healthy Life
$25
2
Coles
Coles
$50
5
Woolworths
Woolworths
$50
5
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Wondfo COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test:


About COVID-19 home tests

A rapid antigen test is a screening tool used to detect COVID-19 in asymptomatic humans. Similar to a pregnancy test, they can be quickly taken at home without the need for lab equipment or a health professional. Instead, you simply place a saliva sample or nasal swab into a chemical solution and wait for the results to show up. This usually takes less than 20 minutes.

Rapid antigen tests are not as accurate as a PCR test, with a higher chance of a false negative. If you receive a positive result or are suffering from COVID-like symptoms, you will need to arrange a PCR COVID test from a clinic and immediately self-isolate.

COVID-19 testing kits require TGA approval and inclusion in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) before they can be legally sold in Australia. You can purchase them from the above stores starting on 1 November 2021. Stock is expected to be limited, so grab yourself a kit while they are still available.

To learn more about the science, head to our COVID-19 home testing hub.


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