Buy RAT tests in Perth: Your best options, from $7 per test

Posted: 7 March 2022 9:16 am

Find out how to easily and affordably secure RAT kits in Western Australia.

While the re-opening of Western Australia's border will see families reunited and businesses lift, the reality is it will very likely also cause a sharp rise in COVID cases. This means that Perth will soon experience the same reliance the rest of the country has had on rapid antigen test (RAT) kits.

Keep in mind that the current advice from the Western Australian government is to continue to utilise PCR testing clinics as a preference, while they are still able to manage the number of tests. However, with the likely rise of cases, that advice may change as clinics become swamped. (Cases in Western Australia are forecast to peak at 10,000 per day over the next 3 weeks.)

RAT kits are still useful for quickly checking to see if you have COVID, for example before attending a large gathering or spending time with a vulnerable person.

We've rounded up the cheapest and most accessible RAT kits you can buy online in Perth, from single test packs to 10-packs to even greater amounts. All of these brands are TGA-approved and Australia-based. With plenty of sales around on RAT kits, now is a great time to purchase these critical items.

Cheapest RAT kits for Western Australia

$7.95 off single test-pack from Rapid Antigen Tests Online
$7.95 off single test-pack from Rapid Antigen Tests Online

Your cheapest option to secure a RAT kit online is from Rapid Antigen Tests Online. Grab a JusCheck oral or nasal swab RAT for $7 (plus flat $12.50 express shipping). This deal can be scaled up all the way to 200 RATs, while stocks last.

  • Clinical nasal test kit
  • Illustrated step-by-step instructions
  • Express delivery

$19.95 for 2-pack from Oral COVID Kits
$19.95 for 2-pack from Oral COVID Kits

Grab an EcoTest 2-pack for just $19.95 (plus $6 for express shipping). Enjoy the simple 2-step process of a saliva kit.

  • Clinical saliva test kit
  • Illustrated step-by-step instructions

$22.81 off 5-pack on Rapid Proof
$22.81 off 5-pack on Rapid Proof

Buy a 5-pack of JusChek nasal swab kits for just $37.09, plus free shipping. Save a bundle by buying a larger quantity of RATs.

  • Clinical nasal test kit
  • Illustrated step-by-step instructions
  • Express delivery available

Buy now for $37.09 ($7.42 per test)

$20 off 10-pack from Rapid Antigen Australia
$20 off 10-pack from Rapid Antigen Australia

Purchase this 10-pack of Flowflex nasal test kits for just $79.90 (plus $7.95 shipping). This is ideal for large families.

  • Clinical nasal test kit
  • Illustrated step-by-step instructions

Buy now for $79.90 ($7.99 per test)

How to use a RAT kit

Confused as to how RAT kits work? NSW Health has produced a helpful, generic video. Remember, instructions vary from brand to brand.

RAT rules in Western Australia

Once you record a positive rapid antigen test in Western Australia, you must register it with the government, or face stiff consequences. This can be done either online, or by calling 13 COVID. If after 7 days you are asymptomatic, you will be allowed to leave isolation.

Find out more about what to do following a positive result here.

Free RATs in Western Australia

The Western Australian government has introduced a scheme in which every household can register online to receive 5 free RATs. Rural residents will have their RATs delivered, while Perth residents will have the option to pick up theirs from a collection point.

You must collect your RATs by 14 March, otherwise they will instead be delivered.

Where to buy masks in Western Australia

Another key weapon in the fight against COVID is masks. They are currently mandatory in a variety of indoor settings in Western Australia. See the best retailers for buying masks of various kinds below.

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Where to buy cloth masks online for delivery in Australia

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Want to learn more about COVID-19 rapid antigen tests? See Finder's complete guide here.

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