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Where to get a COVID test in Adelaide

After a COVID test in Adelaide or SA? Here are your options for RAT and PCR testing.

Option #1: Buy rapid antigen tests in Adelaide and South Australia

Where to buy rapid antigen testing kits in Australia

Compare rapid antigen tests in Adelaide

Be careful! Things to check with rapid antigen tests

We're checking availability for RAT testing kits regularly but delivery times are subject to change. All tests sold in Australia must be approved by the TGA. Some sellers try and charge prices far above the average ("price gouging"). This isn't legal in Australia. Always consider your options carefully before buying.

Name Product Test type Price from Price per test Delivery Cost
Little Whales
Little Whales
Nasal
$26 (Touchbio 2-pack)
$13
Ships Australia-wide.
$15 flat rate or FREE on orders over $100
Aussie Pharma Direct
Aussie Pharma Direct
Nasal
$3.95 (Sonictec 1-pack)
$3.95
Free shipping
HealthyLife
HealthyLife
Nasal
$20 (2San Lyher 5-pack)
$7.79
$7 or FREE on orders $30+
eBay
eBay
Oral, Nasal
$10.99 (Juschek 5-pack)
$4.40
$9 or FREE for select sellers
Amazon
Amazon
Oral, Nasal
$3.99 (Juschek 1-pack)
$3.74
$9.99 or FREE on orders $39+
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How much do rapid antigen tests cost?

Pricing varies. You can expect to pay around $25-$30 for a pack of 2 rapid antigen tests. Many retailers only offer testing kits in packs of 5 which are generally priced between $50 and $100. Some stores are only offering bulk buying solutions where you'll need to purchase in packs of 20+. These are usually available for $220-$350.


Can I buy COVID rapid antigen tests in-store?

After weeks of limited availability, most major Australia retailers now have RAT kits available to buy in-store, including Woolworths, Coles and Chemist Warehouse.

Finder is checking online stock levels regularly to update retailers' supplies. Check out our round-up of online stores stocking reliable COVID rapid antigen tests with speedy delivery to your door below.


Where to buy COVID home testing kits in Adelaide and SA

Note: The products in this guide have all been approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for purchase in Australia. For a full list of approved COVID-19 rapid antigen self-tests, head to the TGA website.

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Little Whales

Little Whales

Little Whales sells Touchbio 4 in 1 Self-testing Kit for RSV, Flu A/B, & COVID-19 for $26.

  • Buy 1, Get 1 Free
  • 2 tests per kit
  • Free shipping on orders over $100
Go to Little Whales
Aussie Pharma Direct

Aussie Pharma Direct

Aussie Pharma Direct offers Sonictec COVID-19 / Influenza A&B Antigen Test Kit Test in packs of 1 to 12, with prices ranging from $3.95 to $65.90. Items are shipped the same day.

  • 10% OFF your first order when you subscribe
  • Convenient self-testing
  • Accurate detection with high sensitivity and specificity
Go to Aussie Pharma Direct
HealthyLife

HealthyLife

Healthy Life is the official COVID-19 test provider for Woolworths. It offers 2San LYHER rapid antigen test kits and TouchBio in packs of 2 to 20, priced from $20 to $70. Dispatch is in 2–3 business days.

  • Approved by the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods
  • Free shipping with membership sign-up
  • Quick results in 15–30 minutes
Go to HealthyLife
eBay

eBay

As one of the biggest online marketplaces in the world, eBay is a reliable source of COVID-19 RAT kits. It offers JusChek Nasal, HIGHTOP, 2SAN Lyher, RightSign, Testsealabs, and AllTest Nasal sold in 1- to 20-packs, priced from $10.99 to $55.

  • Approved by the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods
  • Free standard shipping for some sellers
  • Click and collect available
  • Results in 15 minutes
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Amazon

Amazon

As one of the biggest online marketplaces in the world, Amazon is a reliable source of COVID-19 RAT kits. It offers InnoScreen, All Test, 2San, Cellife, RightSign, JusChek Nasal and Oral, Clungene, EcoTest, and TouchBio RSV and is priced from $6.50 to $1,960.

  • Approved by the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods
  • Free delivery on orders over $39
  • Results ready in 15 minutes
Go to Amazon

Adelaide Jetty

Option #2: Get a free PCR test at a South Australia testing clinic

The government currently provides free PCR tests at COVID-19 testing clinics throughout the state. The test can be taken by anyone who is either asymptomatic or may be showing COVID-19 symptoms.

However, the current SA Health messaging is that only people who have COVID-19 symptoms, live in a household with a positive case or have "been at an exposure location" should get a PCR test.

Furthermore, waiting times have become extremely lengthy for both getting a test and obtaining your results as the number of testing clinics has been reduced. In South Australia it has been reported that wait time to get a test is up to 8 hours long.

A free PCR test also cannot be used for international travel. Instead, you will need to pay for a test from a private clinic up to 72 hours before you fly.

Find your nearest testing clinic here.

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Option #3: PCR tests for overseas travel

Compare PCR testing clinics in Adelaide and South Australia for overseas travel

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PCR tests in Adelaide

COVID-19 testing for pre-departure international travel clearance is only available at private pathology collection centres. This means you cannot rely on a free test from a COVID testing clinic. Instead, you will need to pay a fee for a COVID-19 Travel Certificate.

Fortunately, it's not too difficult to book a PCR test and get your certification for as little as $100. You can arrange a test from a number of clinics around South Australia up to 72 hours before you fly. The amount you pay will depend on the clinic and how quickly you need the results.

You can find a list of clinic locations where you can book a test and receive your COVID-19 Travel Certificate below.


How to book a PCR test before arriving at the airport

A number of private clinics provide PCR tests for travel from collection centre locations around South Australia. Clinics operating in Adelaide and wider South Australia include Australian Clinical Labs, Clinpath and SA Pathology.

To book a test, simply head to the website of your preferred (or most local) testing provider and follow the relevant appointment booking instructions outlined. Many of the testing locations don't actually require an appointment and offer services on a walk-in basis.


How much do express PCR tests cost?

An Express RT-PCR Swab test from Wickham Histopath Pathology Drive-Through Clinic costs $140. If you are travelling to China, you will also need to take a Blood Antibody (Serology) test. Both tests combined cost $190.

Option #4: Bulk buy and professional COVID tests for Adelaide businesses

For businesses looking to create a safe working environment there are multiple suppliers that sell large quantities of rapid antigen tests to businesses in the table below. However, if your business requires COVID tests that need to be administered by a health professional see our where to buy professional COVID tests guide.

Name Product Test type Pack size Price per test Delivery Cost
Little Whales
Little Whales
Nasal
2
$13
Ships Australia-wide.
$15 flat rate or FREE on orders over $100
Aussie Pharma Direct
Aussie Pharma Direct
Nasal
1 to 20
$3.95
Free shipping
HealthyLife
HealthyLife
Nasal
5
$7.79
$7 or FREE on orders $30+
eBay
eBay
Oral, Nasal
5 to 20
$4.40
$9 or FREE for select sellers
Amazon
Amazon
Oral, Nasal
1 to 480
$3.74
$9.99 or FREE on orders $39+
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