Since we founded Ratbag in August 2022, a number of state governments and other public agencies stepped up to provide free RAT services. In 2023 we’ve received very few new orders.

As a result, we will not be accepting new orders from June 1st, 2023.

Check out our directory of places you can get free RATs, right across Australia.

get rats

We distribute free rapid antigen tests to people who can’t afford to buy them.

how to get ’em

For verification, our request form will ask you to upload your concession or healthcare card and supporting documents. Please email us via if you don’t have these documents or have any trouble completing the form.

Once we have your request we will fulfil it as soon as possible, usually within 4 days pending volunteer capacity and available stock.

You might also be eligible a state-based program. Find out more ↬

need more rats?

We are sending RATs in bundles of 5. We are an unfunded organisation operating solely on community donations. If you need more than 5 RATs, please email outlining your situation, and we’ll do our best to accommodate your request.

your security

Your information is not retained by ratbag and is stored in an encrypted format.

We use a third party service to ensure your details are safe and stored in accordance with Australian law and best practice. Your documents will be deleted once your request is processed.

Thanks to Nicky Minus for our beautiful logo art. This project was established with assistance from the Antipoverty Centre.