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COVID-19 tests

8 November 2021

The use of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests is one part of Australia’s strategy to combat COVID-19.

Some states have prohibited or restricted use of SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Tests as an acute illness diagnostic tool for COVID-19. Further information can be found on the Western Australian and South Australian* government websites.

*Note that this does not apply to employees of SA Pathology or the SA Department of Health.

For links to the latest information on all COVID-19 related work being undertaken by the TGA and the Department of Health, please visit the COVID-19 hub.


Find out about the different ways we test for COVID-19 in Australia.

Information about COVID-19 point-of-care tests.

Find information about the supply of COVID-19 rapid antigen self-tests to assist sponsors, manufacturers and consumers.

Find information and guidance about the regulatory requirements and processes.

Find out information about the different types of tests and how the TGA assesses them and monitors their performance.

Find information about advertising COVID-19 rapid tests.

Information about the post-market review of all approved COVID-19 tests and a post-market evaluation of all approved serology-based COVID point-of-care tests.