Buy cheapest Brisbane RATs: From $6 per test

Posted: 23 March 2022 9:00 am

Find out how to purchase the cheapest and most accessible RATs in Queensland and Brisbane.

Like the rest of Australia, cases in Queensland and Brisbane are beginning to rise. Already a feature of everyday life, rapid antigen tests are set to become more important than ever.

Read on to find out the most affordable options for purchasing RATs for Queensland and Brisbane residents. All of the brands listed below are TGA-approved, and all the retailers are Australia-based.

Cheapest Queensland and Brisbane RATs

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

The most affordable option to secure a 1-pack RAT kit online is from Rapid Antigen Tests Online. Purchase a JusCheck oral or nasal swab RAT for $7 (plus flat $12.50 express shipping). While stocks last, you can scale this deal all the way to 200 RATs.

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

$20 for 2-pack from Catch
$20 for 2-pack from Catch

Order a RightSign 2-pack for just $20 plus free shipping. In fact, Catch offers free shipping on all RAT orders.

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

Buy now for $20 ($10 per test)

$29.91 off 5-pack on Rapid Proof
$29.91 off 5-pack on Rapid Proof

Cop big savings by buying a larger quantity of RATs. This 5-pack of JusChek nasal swab kits is just $29.99, plus free shipping.

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

Buy now for $29.99 ($6 per test)

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

Don't miss out on buying this 10-pack of Flowflex nasal test kits for just $79.90 (plus $7.95 shipping). Buying in bulk is an ideal option 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

If you're unsure or need a refresher as to how RAT kits work, NSW Health has produced this helpful video. Just remember, instructions vary from brand to brand.

Queensland and Brisbane RAT rules

The current advice from Queensland Health is to get tested if you have any COVID-19 symptoms, or if you are a close contact of a confirmed case. Close contacts need to isolate for 7 days, and do another RAT or PCR test on day 6 of the quarantine period.

If you test positive on a RAT, you must report your positive test using this form, and isolate for 7 days. If after 7 days you are not symptomatic, or are only very mildly symptomatic, you can leave isolation. If you still have moderate to serious COVID-19 symptoms, you must wait until those symptoms have gone before you can leave isolation.

Queensland and Brisbane free RATs

Certain Queensland residents are eligible for free RATs. To qualify for this scheme, you must hold 1 of the following concession cards:

  • Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
  • Health Care Card
  • Low Income Health Care Card
  • Pensioner Concession Card
  • Department of Veterans' Affairs Gold, White or Orange card.

As a part of this scheme, eligible Queenslanders can collect a maximum of 5 tests in 1 month and 10 tests in 3 months from participating community pharmacies.

Where to buy masks in Queensland

Rising COVID cases have already seen masks receive an increased emphasis. The state government has opened the door for schools to introduce mask mandates, with certain private schools already asking students to wear them. So far the government has resisted introducing state-wide mask rules, but it's possible that will change.

Either way, they are an easy way to help mitigate the spread of COVID. Check out your options for buying masks online in Queensland and Brisbane.

Buy cloth masks

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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