Where to get a COVID test in Adelaide

After a COVID test in Adelaide or SA? Here are your options for RAT and PCR testing.

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Option #1: Buy rapid antigen tests in Adelaide and South Australia

Where to buy COVID home testing kits in Australia

  • Clinical Supplies - Order now
  • Covid Antigen Test - Order now
  • Rapid Antigen Australia - Order now
  • Kogan - Order now
  • Amazon - Order now
  • COVIDtestonline - Order now
  • HiCraft - Order now
  • Woolworths - Out of stock
  • Catch - Out of stock
  • Healthy Life - Out of stock
  • Chemist Warehouse - Out of stock
  • Rapid Proof - Out of stock
  • AUSTiC - Order now
  • Little Whales - Order now
  • MyDeal.com.au - Out of stock
  • Coles - Out of stock
  • Medcart - Order now

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⚠️ Be careful! Things to check with rapid antigen tests ⚠️

We're checking availability for RAT testing kits every hour but these products sell out quickly and prices can change rapidly. Most stores currently have 5 days or more delay on delivery. Delivery times are estimates and can change because of courier delays and supply chain issues. All tests sold in Australia must be approved by the TGA. Some sellers try and charge prices far above the average ("price gouging"). This isn't legal in Australia. Always consider your options carefully before buying.

Name Product Price from Test type Results timeframe (in mins) Stock Availability
Clinical Supplies
Clinical Supplies
$80 (Clungene 5-pack)
Nasal
10-15
Order now - delivery from 24 January
Covid Antigen Test
Covid Antigen Test
$75 (All Test and JusChek 5-pack)
Oral, Nasal
Order now: delivery from 31 January
Rapid Antigen Australia
Rapid Antigen Australia
$149.90 (Clungene10-pack)
Oral, Nasal
15
Order now: delivery from 26 January
Kogan
Kogan
$249 (V-Chek 20-pack)
Oral
10-30
Order now: delivery from 22 February
Amazon
Amazon
$265 (Innoscreen - 20 pack)
Nasal
15
Order now: delivery 28 January
COVIDtestonline
COVIDtestonline
$250.00 (InnoScreen 20-pack)
Nasal
15
Order now: delivery from 30 January
AUSTiC
AUSTiC
$69.99 (Roche 5-pack)
Nasal
15-30
Order now: delivery from 25 February
Medcart
Medcart
$65.50(Testseallabs 5-pack)
Oral, Nasal
10 to 15 minutes
Order now: delivery 27 January
Woolworths
Woolworths
$30.00 (Hough 2-pack)
Oral, Nasal
15
Out of stock - in store only
Chemist Warehouse
Chemist Warehouse
$20.00 (RightSign 2-pack)
Nasal
10-15
Out of stock
Coles
Coles
$50 (Hough 5-pack)
Nasal
15
Out of stock
Healthy Life
Healthy Life
$29.95 (Hough 2-pack)
Nasal
10-15
Out of stock
Catch
Catch
$24.98 (EcoTest 2-pack)
Oral
15
Out of stock
MyDeal
MyDeal
$59.95 (InnoScreen 5-pack)
Nasal
15
Out of stock
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How much do rapid antigen tests cost?

Pricing varies. You can expect to pay around $25-$30 for a pack of 2 rapid antigen tests. Many retailers only offer testing kits in packs of 5 which are generally priced between $50-$100. Some stores are only offering bulk buying solutions where you'll need to purchase in packs of 20+. These are usually available for $220-$350.


Can I buy COVID rapid antigen tests in-store?

Select retailers including Woolworths, Coles and Chemist Warehouse do have COVID rapid antigen tests available to buy in-store. However, it's worth noting that supplies are limited. If you're taking a trip out specifically to source some, you may be met with disappointment.

Don't panic though. There's a plethora of retailers offering rapid antigen testing kits online. Currently they too have limited or no supplies.

However, Finder is checking online stock levels every 3 hours to update retailers' supplies. Check out our round-up of online stores stocking reliable COVID rapid antigen tests with speedy delivery to your door below.


Where to buy COVID home testing kits in Adelaide and SA

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.

Clinical Supplies

Clinical Supplies

Clinical Supplies offers Clungene Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test in 5, 20, 40, 100 to 500 packs, with prices ranging from $80 to $7,250. Dispatched within 24-48 hours.

  • Multiple test types and quantity sizes
  • Approved by the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods
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Covid Antigen Test

Covid Antigen Test

Rapid antigen test is the quick way to detect Covid-19. Covid Antigen Test has a wide range of oral and nasal antigen kits. They offer pre-order of All Test and JusChek oral and nasal test kits starting from 5 pack for $75 to 480 packs for $5,760. ETA for dispatch is on 31 January for All Test and JusChek oral test kit and 7 February for JusChek nasal test kit.

  • Approved by the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods
  • Self-testing format for high privacy
Go to Covid Antigen Test
Rapid Antigen Australia

Rapid Antigen Australia

Rapid Antigen Australia specializes in providing an array of TGA-approved rapid antigen tests for businesses. They currently offer the Orawell, Cellife and Clungene Rapid Antigen Test in 10, 20, 100, 500, and 1,000 with prices ranging from $149.90 to $14,990. They also offer Innoscreen Antigen Rapid Test in 20 to 1000 with prices ranging from $319.80 to $15,990. Estimated delivery time is 26 January for Clungene, 27 January for Innoscreen, 31 January for Cellife and 7 February for Orawell.

  • Range of antigen test kits available
  • Approved by Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
  • Free shipping on min orders of $150
Go to Rapid Antigen Australia
Kogan

Kogan

Kogan offers presale of V-Chek COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Saliva Test 20-pack for $249 or $245 if you're a Kogan First Member. Ships on 22 February.

  • Approved by the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods
  • Free delivery on eligible items
  • Leaves warehouse in 1–2 business days
  • Earn and use Qantas Frequent Flyer Points
Go to Kogan

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Amazon

Amazon

Amazon offers InnoScreen 20 Pack COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Self Test for $265. For delivery from 28 January.

  • Approved by the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods
  • $8.95 delivery
  • Results ready in 15 minutes
Go to Amazon

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COVIDtestonline

COVIDtestonline

COVIDtestonline has a wide range of rapid antigen testing kits available including both oral and nasal. They currently have InnoScreen 20-pack (available for $250.00). Orders will dispatch in 6-10 days. Limit of 2 per order.

  • Multiple test types and quantity sizes
  • Approved by the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods
HiCraft

HiCraft

HiCraft Safety is an Australian wholesale distributor of workplace safety products. They currently stock both oral and nasal rapid antigen testing kits from V-Chek, InnoScreen and All Test in 1,2, 5, 20 packs, with prices ranging from $17.60-$286. Estimated shipping time is between 3 to 4 weeks.

  • Approved by the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods
  • Different quantity sizes in stock
  • Based in Sydney, NSW
Woolworths

Woolworths

CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK
Woolworths is stocking 2-pack Ecotest Saliva Test Kits for $30. It also offers Hough Rapid Antigen Test kits in packs of 2 and 5 for $30 and $50 respectively.

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

Catch

CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK.
The only COVID testing kits currently available at Catch are the Ecotest Rapid Antigen Self Test Saliva Pens. Purchase a 2-pack for $24.95 or a 4-pack for $45.

  • Approved by the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods
  • Free shipping
  • Quick results in 15 minutes
  • Pay with Afterpay or Zip

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Healthy Life

Healthy Life

OUT OF STOCK
Healthy Life is currently selling Lyher COVID Nasal Rapid Antigen Test 10 packs for $120. They also offer Hough Nasal Rapid Antigen Test kits in packs of 2, 5 and 25 priced at $29.95, $49.95 and $300 consecutively. It is also the official COVID test provider for Woolworths.

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

Chemist Warehouse

CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK. As of 3pm AEDT 7th January.
Chemist Warehouse sells rapid antigen tests and offers free and fast delivery within 3 hours for customers purchasing from participating stores. You can purchase Rightsign COVID-19 Nasal Swab Self Tests 2-pack for $20.00 or a 5-pack for $49.99.

  • Approved by the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods
  • Afterpay and Zip
  • Quick results in 10-15 minutes
  • Get your order in as little as 3 hours
  • Read reviews before you buy
  • Available to customers in all states except WA

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Rapid Proof

Rapid Proof

CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK.
Rapid Proof is a Melbourne-based wholesale distributor of Roche Diagnostics' & Hough Pharma Rapid Testing Services. Currently, they only have VChek rapid antigen tests available on pre-order, delivery date on January 16th at $329 for a pack of 20.

  • Approved by the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods
  • Based in Melbourne
  • Express dispatch and express shipping options
  • Spend over $280 and get free shipping
  • Quick results in 15–30 minutes
AUSTiC

AUSTiC

AUSTiC has distributorship engagements on Roche, InnoScreen, and MP Biomedicals rapid testing services. It provides fast and quick delivery across Australia. They currently have Roche Rapid Antigen Test kits for pre-order in 5 and 25 packs for $$69.99 and $236.29. Expected restock date is 25 Feb 2022. Maximum of 3 units per purchase.

  • Approved by the ARTG
  • Up to 7% off bulk orders
  • Quick results in 15–30 minutes
  • All tests on express shipment regardless of quantity
  • Shipping calculated at checkout
Little Whales

Little Whales

Little Whales is selling AllTest COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests of 5 pack for $62.50. They also stock V-Chek, JusChek in packs up to 5 as well ($65.00 for JusChek, $75.00 for V-Chek).

  • Order now for delivery from 21st Jan
  • Packs of 5
  • 20 individual sealed pouches - For professional use only
MyDeal.com.au

MyDeal.com.au

CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK.
MyDeal has a range of COVID testing kits available including the Ecotest COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Saliva Self Test Kit. Purchase a pack of 5 for $54.95.

  • Approved by the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods
  • Limited free shipping
  • Quick results in 15 minutes
  • Fast delivery
  • Other test brands available

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Coles

Coles

CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK.
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

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Medcart

Medcart

MedCart boasts the largest range of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests in Australia. Tests come from a network of brands and are available in individual kits as well as multi-packs for personal and professional use. Prices of Ecotest Saliva Test pen range from $24.99 (2-pack) up to $2,285 (192-pack).

  • Approved by the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods
  • Afterpay available
  • Free shipping on orders over $199
  • Comprehensive instructions
  • 99.12% specificity and 93.75% sensitivity
  • Results in 15 minutes

Adelaide Jetty

Option #2: Get a free PCR test at a South Australia testing clinic

The government currently provides free PCR tests at COVID-19 testing clinics throughout the state. The test can be taken by anyone who is either asymptomatic or may be showing COVID-19 symptoms.

However, the current SA Health messaging is that people who have COVID-19 symptoms, live in a household with a positive case or have "been at an exposure location" should get a PCR test.

Furthermore, waiting times have become extremely lengthy for both getting a test and obtaining your results as the amount of testing clinics has been reduced. In South Australia it has been reported that wait time to get a test is up to 8 hours long.

A free PCR test also cannot be used for international travel. Instead, you will need to pay for a test from a private clinic up to 72 hours before you fly.

Find your nearest testing clinic here.

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Option #3: PCR tests for travel in Adelaide

Compare PCR testing clinics in Adelaide and South Australia for overseas travel

Name Product Test purpose Test type Test location Key benefits Price from
Combined COVID PCR & Antibody Test
Pre-departure from AU
Clinic
$150
COVID-19 PCR Test for travel
 COVID-19 PCR Test for travel
Pre-departure from AU
Airport, Clinic, Home
$150
COVID-19 testing for travellers
Pre-departure from AU
Clinic
$120
Express PCR Testing
Pre-departure from AU
Airport, Clinic
$150
Real Time RT-PCR and IgM Tests for Travel
Day 2, Pre-departure from AU
Clinic
$150
Real-time COVID-19 PCR and IgM Test
Pre-departure from AU
Clinic
$195
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PCR tests in Adelaide

COVID-19 testing for pre-departure international travel clearance is only available at private pathology collection centres. This means you cannot rely on a free test from a COVID testing clinic. Instead, you will need to pay a fee for a COVID-19 Travel Certificate.

Fortunately, it's not too difficult to book a PCR test and get your certification for as little as $100. You can arrange a test from a number of clinics around South Australia up to 72 hours before you fly. The amount you pay will depend on the clinic and how quickly you need the results.

You can find a list of clinic locations where you can book a test and receive your COVID-19 Travel Certificate below.


How to book a PCR test before arriving at the airport

A number of private clinics provide PCR tests for travel from collection centre locations around South Australia. Clinics operating in Adelaide and wider South Australia include Australian Clinical Labs, Clinpath and SA Pathology.

To book a test, simply head to the website of your preferred (or most local) testing provider and follow the relevant appointment booking instructions outlined. Many of the testing locations don't actually require an appointment and offer services on a walk-in basis.


How much do express PCR tests cost?

An Express RT-PCR Swab test from Wickham Histopath Pathology Drive-Through Clinic costs $140. If you are travelling to China, you will also need to take a Blood Antibody (Serology) test. Both tests combined cost $190.

Option #4: Bulk buy and professional covid tests for Adelaide businesses

For businesses looking to create a safe working environment there are multiple suppliers that sell large quantities of rapid antigen tests to businesses in the table below. However, if your business requires covid tests that need to be administered by a health professional instead see our where to buy professional covid tests guide.

Name Product Price from Pack size Test type Stock Availability
Clinical Supplies
Clinical Supplies
$80
5 to 100
Nasal
Order now - delivery from 24 January
Covid Antigen Test
Covid Antigen Test
$75
5
Oral, Nasal
Order now: delivery from 31 January
Rapid Antigen Australia
Rapid Antigen Australia
$149.90
20 to 1,000
Oral, Nasal
Order now: delivery from 26 January
Kogan
Kogan
$245
20
Oral
Order now: delivery from 22 February
COVIDtestonline
COVIDtestonline
$250
20
Nasal
Order now: delivery from 30 January
AUSTiC
AUSTiC
$69.99
5
Nasal
Order now: delivery from 25 February
Healthy Life
Healthy Life
$300
25
Nasal
Out of stock
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Wondering what to do next? Learn more about how COVID-19 testing works. If you're looking for other ways to keep yourself safe from COVID, check out our where to buy face masks in Adelaide listing.

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