Orawell is a multinational healthcare company specialising in oral rapid antigen testing kits. It offers single test kits that have been approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
Orawell's SARS-CoV-2 antigen self tests have been confirmed to detect all strains of COVID-19, including the new Omicron variant. This makes it an ideal solution for Australians who are worried they may have the virus and want peace of mind. It's much faster than a PCR test, with results available in 10–20 minutes.
The Orawell SARS-CoV-2 antigen self test is sold under slightly different names from different distributors. Here are the places you can buy an Orawell test online in Australia.
Be careful! Things to check with rapid antigen tests
We're checking availability for RAT testing kits regularly but delivery times are subject to change. 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.
Kogan offers a 20-pack V-Chek COVID-19 Antigen Saliva Test kit on pre-sale for $249 or $245 if you're a Kogan First member. V-Chek tests ship on 22 February. It also offers a 5-pack JusChek SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test (nasal swab) and JusChek SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test (oral fluid), priced at $59.99 or $54.99 for Kogan First members.
Go to Kogan
- Approved by the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG)
- Free delivery on eligible items
- Leaves warehouse in 1–2 business days
- Earn and use Qantas Frequent Flyer points
Vital Pharmacy Supplies is an online provider specialising in health, beauty and vitamins. It currently offers Orawell tests singularly for $15 and in packs of 10 for $150. It also offers All Test oral fluid and nasal RATs at $15 per test.
Go to Vital Pharmacy Supplies
- Free shipping on orders over $50
- Oral and nasal RATs available
- Zip Pay accepted
- Orders dispatched within 1–5 working days
Lanyards Factory specialises in promotional lanyards and serves some of the biggest global brands, including Disney, Nestlé, adidas and many more. It offers Orawell tests in packs of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 250, 500 and 1,000. These are currently on back order and are expected to be available to dispatch within 10 to 14 days of your order placement. Prices range from $10.95 to $15.95 per test depending on the total quantity.
Go to The Lanyards Factory
- Trusted retailer
- Shipping costs calculated at checkout
- Bulk-buy discounts available
This retailer stocks RATs developed by Orawell, All Test, LYHER, EcoTest and MP Biomedicals. Prices range from $7.95 to $99.95 depending on the brand and quantity.
Go to Platinum Health Supply
- Express delivery
- Zip Pay accepted
- Several brands and oral and nasal testing solutions available
Compare all the places you can buy other brands of home testing kits
Note: Orawell is just one of the companies producing rapid antigen self-tests in Australia. For a full list of approved products, head to the TGA website.
About COVID-19 home tests
A rapid antigen test is a screening tool used to detect COVID-19 in asymptomatic people. Similar to a pregnancy test, they are 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.
RATs are not as accurate as a PCR test and have 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 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.