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Free RATs for all

Free Rapid Antigen Tests are now available at Council’s Corporate Centre and all Bayside Libraries.

Wednesday 25 January 2023


All Victorians can collect free rapid antigen tests (RATs) from participating local councils including Bayside to help with early detection and treatment of COVID.

The free RATs are available at Bayside Libraries and the customer service counter at the Bayside Corporate Centre in Sandringham, open Monday-Friday, 8.30am-5pm.

Everyone can collect up to 2 packs of 5 RATs per person, and 2 packs per household member. You do not need a Medicare card.

You can collect RATs as many times as you need. If you run out of RATs, you are welcome to collect more to make sure you are prepared.

Please do not attend any Bayside City Council facilities or services if you are unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms.

If you or someone you know needs assistance due to COVID-19 we can help. Call 9599 4444 or email

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