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COVID-19 tests

7 January 2022

COVID-19 testing is one part of Australia’s strategy to combat COVID-19.

The use of different COVID-19 test kits and the action required following a positive result may vary between the state and territory jurisdictions. Further information is available on their websites: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, and WA.

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