Where to buy Roche COVID-19 rapid antigen tests

Need to quickly test yourself for COVID-19 at home? Here are the online stores where you can buy TGA-approved Roche testing kits in Australia.

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Roche is a multinational healthcare company specialising in pharmaceuticals. It manufactures the SARS-CoV-2 antigen self test for home use, which is approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

Roche'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 a good choice for Australians who think they may have the virus and want peace of mind. It's much faster than a PCR test, with results taking under 30 minutes.

The Roche SARS-CoV-2 antigen self test is sold under slightly different names from different distributors. Here are the places you can buy a Roche test online in Australia.

Where to buy Roche COVID-19 Home Testing Kits in Australia

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.

Catch

Catch

The only COVID-19 testing kit currently available at Catch is the Clungene COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Nasal Swab Self Test 5-pack for $59.99. Dispatch is in 7 business days.

  • Approved by the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods
  • Free shipping
  • Quick results in 15 minutes
  • Pay with Afterpay or Zip
Go to Catch
MyDeal.com.au

MyDeal.com.au

MyDeal has a range of COVID-19 testing kits available, including the Clungene COVID-19 Rapid Antigen 5-pack for $59. Dispatch is on 1 February.

  • Approved by the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods
  • Limited free shipping
  • Quick results in 15 minutes
  • Fast delivery
  • Other test brands available
Go to MyDeal.com.au
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 Points
Go to Kogan
Rapid Proof

Rapid Proof

OUT OF STOCK
Rapid Proof is a Melbourne-based wholesale distributor of Roche Diagnostics' and Hough Pharma Rapid Testing Services. It only has VChek rapid antigen tests available on pre-order, delivery date on 16 January 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 delivery across Australia. It currently has stocks of InnoScreen Antigen Rapid Test Kit 20-pack for $299. Dispatch is within 2 days. It also accepts pre-orders of Roche Rapid Antigen Test Kits in packs of 5 and 25 for $69.99 and $329, respectively. Expected restock date is on 25 February. 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

Find out more about AUSTiC rapid antigen testing.


Compare all the places you can buy other brands of home testing kits

Name Product Price from Test type Results timeframe (in mins) Stock Availability
Rapid Antigen Australia
Rapid Antigen Australia
$149.90 (Cellife and Orawell 10-pack)
Oral, Nasal
15
Order now: delivery from 29 January
RabMed
RabMed
$94.95 (Testsealabs 5-pack)
Nasal
Order now: delivery from 2 February
Catch
Catch
$59.99 (Clungene 5-pack)
Oral
15
Order now: delivery 7 February
MyDeal
MyDeal
$59 (Clungene 5-pack)
Nasal
15
Order now: delivery 1 February
Covid Antigen Test
Covid Antigen Test
$75 (JusChek 5-pack)
Oral, Nasal
Order now: delivery from 1 February
Amazon
Amazon
$67 (Clungene 5-pack)
Nasal
15
Order now: delivery from 3 February
Healthy Life
Healthy Life
$49.95 (Hough 5-pack)
Nasal
10-15
Order now: delivery from 1 February.
eBay
eBay
$64.45 (Clungene 5-pack)
Nasal
15
Order now: delivery 4 February
Kogan
Kogan
$249 (V-Chek 20-pack)
Oral
10-30
Order now: delivery from 22 February
COVIDtestonline
COVIDtestonline
$250.00 (InnoScreen 20-pack)
Nasal
15
Order now: delivery from 3 February
Chemist Warehouse
Chemist Warehouse
$20.00 (RightSign 2-pack)
Nasal
10-15
Out of stock
Priceline
Priceline
$12 (AllTest 1-pack)
Oral
In store only
Woolworths
Woolworths
$30.00 (Hough 2-pack)
Oral, Nasal
15
Out of stock - in store only
Coles
Coles
$50 (Hough 5-pack)
Nasal
15
Out of stock
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Note: Roche 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.

Watch Roche COVID-19 rapid-antigen test instructional video

Roche Diagnostics' rapid testing services


About COVID-19 home tests

A rapid antigen test is a screening tool used to detect COVID-19 in asymptomatic humans. Similar to a pregnancy test, they can be 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.

Rapid antigen tests are not as accurate as a PCR test, with 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.


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