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Testing is one of the tools in our armour against COVID-19 to help stop the spread and ensure anyone with COVID-19 gets access to the right treatment.
Learn more about how COVID-19 testing works, which COVID-19 test is right for you and how you can register a positive COVID-19 result from a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT).
To help with early detection and treatment of COVID-19, free rapid antigen tests (RATs) are available in NSW for priority cohorts.
DCJ has made RAT kits available for all staff. For more information on how to access these go to the Rapid Antigen Test kits for DCJ staff page on the DCJ Intranet (staff login required).
The Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) is supplying free rapid antigen test (RATs) kits to ensure eligible services providers can support the needs of our priority client groups and their carers, as well as their own staff.
The priority groups include:
To be eligible, your organisation must provide services to any of the priority client groups listed above.
In addition, your organisation must either:
You can order a number of boxes of RATs at any time, using our online order form.
We encourage providers not to wait until they run out of RATs before ordering again.
The RATs are free and will be delivered at no cost to the address you nominate when ordering.
The NSW Government is committed to protecting the community and providing RATs to those in need.
This initiative ensures organisations are able to maintain their services early detection and treatment of COVID-19.
You can read more in Minister Maclaren-Jones media release.
25 Jan 2023
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.