Council COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Program

Free Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) are now available for collection at the following locations for all community members:

Cobram Service Centre

Address: 44 Station Street, Cobram 

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday 9am - 4:30pm

Yarrawonga Service Centre

Address: 100 Belmore Street, Yarrawonga

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday 9am - 4:30pm*
*Closed daily between 12-1pm

Nathalia Library

Address: 75 Blake Street, Nathalia  

Opening Hours:
Tuesday and Thursday 10am-5:30pm*
*Closed between 12:30-1:30pm
Friday and Saturday 10.00am - 12.30pm

Numurkah Library

Address: 18 McCaskill Street, Numurkah 

Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Friday 10am-5:30pm*
*Closed between 12:30-1:30pm
Saturday 10.00am - 12.30pm

If you have symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19, please do not collect RATs until you are well. If you can’t get to a location, a guardian or carer can collect your free RATs for you.

Frequently Asked Questions


Who can get free RATs?

The Council offers COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) at our collection sites for all community members. Each visit allows you to receive up to 10 tests (2 kits) for yourself and 10 tests (2 kits) for each member of your household, without the need for eligibility verification or municipality of residence.

People with a disability and their carers can get up to 20 tests (4 kits) per person, including: NDIS participants, Disability support pensioners, and people who receive a Transport Accident Commission benefit.


What if I have symptoms or I am a contact of a COVID-19 case?

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, do not go to a council location to collect your free RATs. Instead, please collect free RATs at testing sites which you can find through the coronavirus website.  

Do I need a Medicare card to collect free RATs?

You are not required to have a Medicare card. 


Do I need to be a resident to collect free RATs?

You do not need to be a resident in the council area in which you are collecting RATs.


Where can I get more information on the use of RATs?

For more information about getting tested and reporting a positive RAT result, visit the Department of Health website.  

Alternatively you can call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 675 398.

Should I use an expired RAT?

No, do not use COVID-19 RATs after their expiry date. 


What to do with expired RATs

Expired RATs can be disposed of through normal means. They are not medical waste. However, consider recycling the cardboard and paper components (e.g., box and instruction leaflet).