When to test
You should test if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.
Types of COVID-19 tests
There are 2 types of tests that can detect if you have the COVID-19 virus:
- rapid antigen self-tests (RATs)
- polymerase chain reaction (PCR, or RT-PCR)
Learn more about how COVID-19 testing works.
Where to get a test
You can do a RAT test at home. Pharmacies, or retailers including major supermarkets and some petrol stations sell these tests.
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To get a PCR test, you will need to contact your GP for a referral or visit a COVID-19 testing clinic if they are available in your state or territory.
Visit your local health department for a list of testing clinics near you.