Buy rapid antigen tests (RATs) in Adelaide: From $6 per test

Posted: 29 March 2022 1:00 pm
News
SARATs_GettyImages_1800x1000

Here's how you can most easily and affordably buy rapid antigen tests in Adelaide and South Australia.

Australia is currently experiencing a significant spike in COVID-19 cases, and despite being one of the less affected states in years past, South Australia is not immune. As state and federal governments' policies of living with COVID are tested, rapid antigen tests will continue to serve an important function in the lives of Adelaide and South Australia residents.

These useful instruments give you an accurate assessment as to whether you have COVID in around 15 minutes. With rising case numbers, you'll want to know your best options for securing rapid antigen tests in Adelaide and South Australia. That's why we've assembled this handy guide. All the brands listed below are TGA-approved, and the retailers are Australia-based.

Cheapest rapid antigen tests Adelaide and South 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 purchase a 1-pack RAT kit online is from Rapid Antigen Tests Online. A JusCheck oral or nasal swab RAT is available online for $7 (plus flat $12.50 express shipping). You can scale this deal all the way up to 200 RATs, if stock allows.

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



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

Secure big savings by buying RATs in a larger quantity. You can grab this 5-pack of JusChek nasal swab kits for 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

Purchase this 10-pack of Flowflex nasal test kits for just $79.90 (plus $7.95 shipping). Buying in bulk offers greater savings, making this an ideal option for larger families.

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


Buy now for $79.90 ($7.99 per test)

$15.99 for 2-pack from Catch
$15.99 for 2-pack from Catch

You can get a RightSign 2-pack of RATs for just $15.99 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 $15.99 ($8 per test)

How to use a RAT kit

If you're unsure how RAT kits work, or are in need of a refresher, NSW Health has produced a generic video to help out. Be advised that instructions will vary from brand to brand.

RAT rules in South Australia

South Australia recommends the use of rapid antigen tests in a number of circumstances. If you are a close contact and have no COVID symptoms, you will be provided a package of rapid antigen tests to be used on day 1, 3, 5 and 7 of your isolation period. RATs can also be used in South Australia before entering high-risk settings, before going out or to work, and to provide general reassurance.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, the state government's advice is to get a PCR test. If you return a positive result on a RAT, you must register your result on this form, or by calling the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787.

Free rapid antigen tests Adelaide and South Australia

In addition to certain close contacts being eligible for free RATs in South Australia, so too are certain concession card holders. If you hold one of the following concession cards, you can grab a maximum of 5 tests in 1 month or 10 tests in 3 months from a participating community pharmacy:

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

Where to buy masks in South Australia

Face masks are mandatory in South Australia in a number of settings, and this list could grow as cases continue to rise. As such, it's a good time to pick up some masks if you're running low. Here are your best options for buying masks online in South Australia.

Buy cloth masks

Where to buy cloth masks online for delivery in Australia

Buy N95 masks

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

Get more from Finder

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on finder.com.au:

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com.au is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder only provides general advice and factual information, so consider your own circumstances, or seek advice before you decide to act on our content. By submitting a question, you're accepting our Terms of Use, Disclaimer & Privacy Policy and Privacy & Cookies Policy.
Go to site